French translation of 'object'
1. (= thing) objet m
a familiar object un objet familier
2. (= purpose) objet m
the object of her visit l’objet de sa visite
what’s the object of doing that? quel est l’intérêt de faire cela ?
3. (= problem)
money is no object l’argent n’est pas un obstacle
I’d buy them if money were no object. Je les achèterais si l’argent n’était pas un obstacle.
distance is no object la distance n’est pas un obstacle
4. [of feeling] objet m
an object of ridicule un objet de ridicule
to be the object of sb’s affection être l’objet de l’affection de qn
young Eileen, the object of his desires la jeune Eileen, l’objet de ses désirs
5. complément m d’objet
[əbˈdʒɛkt ]intransitive verb
I object! je proteste !
to object that ... objecter que ...
he objected that ... il a objecté que ...
Phrasal verbsobject to
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Example Sentences Including 'object'
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One implication is that books as objects were important as more than simply verbal records.The Times Literary Supplement (2012)
Both subject and object pronouns are fine in that position.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
But are they objects of desire?Times, Sunday Times (2010)
But often the exact distances between objects are not important.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
But really, why do people object so strongly to Tesco?Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Five personal pronouns take different cases according to whether they are the subject or the object of the verb.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
I object most strongly to any suggestion that with illness or disability comes a loss of dignity.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
It protects people, objects and ideas, and helps each generation to construct its own relationships between them.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Money was no object at the time.The Sun (2014)
The green sofa is this year's object of desire for design insiders.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
The speaker in the poem asks the object of his affections to observe the flea.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
This school seems more bastion of privilege than object of charity.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
We become the object of desire, not the subject of desire.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Of course, there are aspects of this that people might object to.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
And then... money 's no object.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It was very exciting to find so many objects.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
The other fun thing about objects is the way they define eras.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
He had top people and money was no object.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
He objected strongly to new building.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Money is no object to her but it is definitely not her main motivation.The Sun (2016)
One involved sorting round and square objects by shape, while Best.The Sun (2016)
Try it for yourself with objects of all shapes and sizes.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
When gravitational waves pass by, they change the distance between objects.Smithsonian Mag (2017)
Yet sales of this familiar object are likely to be surpassed by tablet devices next year.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The exceptions are a few pronouns that have both subject and object cases.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The infrared scanners can pick out a concealed object on a person.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Who could object to people flourishing and a fair shot at success?Times, Sunday Times (2011)
This is diminishing perspective, and works most effectively with identical or similar objects at different distances.Collins Complete Guide to Photography (1993)
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'object' in Other Languages
British English: object /ˈɒbdʒɪkt/ NOUN
An object is anything that has a fixed shape or form and that is not alive.
...an object the shape of a coconut.
- American English: object
- Arabic: شَيّءٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: objeto
- Chinese: 物体
- Croatian: predmet
- Czech: předmět
- Danish: objekt
- Dutch: object
- European Spanish: objeto
- Finnish: esine
- French: objet
- German: Gegenstand
- Greek: αντικειμένο
- Italian: oggetto
- Japanese: 物
- Korean: 물체
- Norwegian: gjenstand
- Polish: przedmiot obiekt
- European Portuguese: objeto
- Romanian: obiect
- Russian: предмет
- Spanish: objeto
- Swedish: objekt
- Thai: วัตถุสิ่งของ
- Turkish: nesne
- Ukrainian: об'єкт
- Vietnamese: vật thể
British English: object VERB
If you object to something, you express your dislike or disapproval of it.
A lot of people will object to the book.
Translation of object from the Collins English to French
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