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{adj: abstract, abstractionist, nonfigurative, nonobjective} not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature
"a large abstract painting"



{adj: ball-shaped, global, globose, globular, orbicular, spheric, spherical} having the shape of a sphere or ball
"a spherical object"
"nearly orbicular in shape"
"little globular houses like mud-wasp nests"- Zane Grey

{adj: ballistic} relating to or characteristic of the motion of objects moving under their own momentum and the force of gravity
"ballistic missile"

{adj: cleared} rid of objects or obstructions such as e.g. trees and brush
"cleared land"
"cleared streets free of fallen trees and debris"
"a cleared passage through the underbrush"
"played poker on the cleared dining room table"
<-> uncleared

{adj: cluttered, littered} filled or scattered with a disorderly accumulation of objects or rubbish
"the storm left the drivewaylittered with sticks nd debris"
"his library was a cluttered room with piles of books on every chair"

{adj: cold} of a seeker; far from the object sought

{adj: concrete} capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary
"concrete objects such as trees"
<-> abstract

{adj: contested} disputed or made the object of contention or competition
"a contested election"
<-> uncontested

{adj: coreferent} related by sharing a symbolic link to a concrete object or an abstraction
"two expressions are coreferent if they denote the same object or individual"

{adj: end-to-end} with the end of one object in contact lengthwise with the end of another object

{adj: facial} of or pertaining to the outside surface of an object

{adj: familiar} within normal everyday experience; common and ordinary; not strange
"familiar ordinary objects found in every home"
"a familiar everyday scene"
"a familiar excuse"
"a day like any other filled with familiar duties and experiences"
<-> strange

{adj: farsighted, presbyopic} able to see distant objects clearly
<-> nearsighted

{adj: flying} of or relating to passage through the air (especially aviation)
"a flying time of three hours between cities"
"unidentified flying objects"

{adj: hot} of a seeker; very near to the object sought
"you are hot"

{adj: hurt, weakened} damaged inanimate objects or their value

{adj: hyperopic, hypermetropic} abnormal ability to focus of distant objects

{adj: inactive, motionless, static, still} not in physical motion
"the inertia of an object at rest"

{adj: inanimate, nonliving, non-living, dead} not endowed with life
"the inorganic world is inanimate"
"inanimate objects"
"dead stones"
<-> animate

{adj: indeterminate} of uncertain or ambiguous nature
"the equivocal (or indeterminate) objects painted by surrealists"

{adj: intervening} standing between or separating two objects or areas
"Paris--where the same city lies on both sides of an intervening river"
"after reaching the top of the hill he looked across an intervening meadow to another line of hills"

{adj: intransitive} designating a verb that does not require or cannot take a direct object
<-> transitive

{adj: irresistible, resistless} impossible to resist; overpowering
"irresistible (or resistless) impulses"
"what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object?"
<-> resistible

{adj: jangling, jangly} like the discordant ringing of nonmusical metallic objects striking together
"cowboys with jangling spurs"

{adj: nearsighted, shortsighted, myopic} unable to see distant objects clearly
<-> farsighted

{adj: necromantic} given to or produced by or used in the art of conjuring up the dead
"a necromantic sorcerer"
"necromantic delusions"
"necromantic powders and other weird objects"

{adj: nonrepresentational} of or relating to a style of art in which objects do not resemble those known in physical nature;
<-> representational

{adj: objective, accusative} serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes
"objective case"
"accusative endings"

{adj: ordinary} not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree
"ordinary everyday objects"
"ordinary decency"
"an ordinary day"
"an ordinary wine"
<-> extraordinary

{adj: particularized, particularised} directed toward a specific object
"particularized thinking as distinct from stereotyped sloganeering"

{adj: physical} having substance or material existence; perceptible to the senses
"a physical manifestation"
"surrounded by tangible objects"

{adj: prehensile} adapted for grasping especially by wrapping around an object
"a monkey's prehensile tail"
<-> nonprehensile

{adj: psychokinetic} moving an object without apparent use of physical means

{adj: real, existent} being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory
"real objects"
"real people; not ghosts"
"a film based on real life"
"a real illness"
"real humility"
"Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow
<-> unreal

{adj: representational} (used especially of art) depicting objects, figures,or scenes as seen
"representational art"
"representational images"
<-> nonrepresentational

{adj: right-side-up} of objects having a top and bottom

{adj: single, undivided, exclusive} not divided among or brought to bear on more than one object or objective
"judging a contest with a single eye"
"a single devotion to duty"
"undivided affection"
"gained their exclusive attention"

{adj: solid} having three dimensions
"a solid object"

{adj: starless} not starry; having no stars or starlike objects
"dark starless nights"
<-> starry

{adj: starlike} resembling a star
"they saw a starlike object in the sky"

{adj: still} used of pictures; of a single or static photograph not presented so as to create the illusion of motion; or representing objects not capable of motion
"a still photograph"
"Cezanne's still life of apples"
<-> moving

{adj: telescopic} capable of discerning distant objects
"a telescopic eye"
"telescopic vision"

{adj: totemic} relating to totemism
"totemic object"

{adj: transitive} designating a verb that requires a direct object to complete the meaning
<-> intransitive

{adj: uncleared} not cleared; not rid of objects or obstructions
"uncleared land"
"many cars were stuck in the snow on uncleared streets"
<-> cleared

{adj: uncontested} not disputed and not made the object of contention or competition
"uncontested authority"
<-> contested

{adj: visible, seeable} capable of being seen; or open to easy view
"a visible object"
"visible stars"
"mountains visible in the distance"
"a visible change of expression"
"visible files"
<-> invisible

{adj: warm} of a seeker; near to the object sought
"you're getting warm"
"hot on the trail"

{adv: broadside} with a side facing an object
"the train hit the truck broadside"
"the wave caught the canoe broadside and capsized it"

{adv: intransitively} in an intransitive manner
"you can use the verb `drink' intransitively, without a direct object"
<-> transitively

{adv: regularly} having a regular form
"regularly shaped objects"
<-> irregularly

{adv: strenuously} in a strenuous manner; strongly or vigorously
"he objected strenuously to the stand his party was taking"

{adv: underneath} under or below an object or a surface; at a lower place or level; directly beneath
"we could see the original painting underneath"
"a house with a good foundation underneath"

{n: Anaximander} a presocratic Greek philosopher and student of Thales who believed the universal substance to be infinity rather than something resembling ordinary objects (611-547 BC)

{n: Counter Reformation} the reaction of the Roman Catholic Church to the Reformation reaffirming the veneration of saints and the authority of the Pope (to which Protestants objected); many leaders were Jesuits

{n: Duchamp, Marcel Duchamp} French artist who immigrated to the United States; a leader in the dada movement in New York City; was first to exhibit commonplace objects as art (1887-1968)

{n: God, Supreme Being} the supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in monotheistic religions

{n: Heidegger, Martin Heidegger} German philosopher whose views on human existence in a world of objects and on Angst influenced the existential philosophers (1889-1976)

{n: Java} a simple platform-independent object-oriented programming language used for writing applets that are downloaded from the World Wide Web by a client and run on the client's machine

{n: Jupiter} the largest planet and the 5th from the sun; has many satellites and is one of the brightest objects in the night sky

{n: Kuiper belt object, KBO} any of many minor planets in the Kuiper belt outside the orbit of Neptune at the edge of the solar system

{n: Lorentz force} the force experienced by a point charge moving along a wire that is in a magnetic field; the force is at right angles to both the current and the magnetic field
"the Lorentz force can be used to suspend a current-carrying object between two magnets"

{n: NIMBY} someone who objects to siting something in their own neighborhood but does not object to it being sited elsewhere; an acronym for not in my backyard

{n: Oldenberg, Claes Oldenberg} United States sculptor (born in Sweden); a leader of the pop art movement who was noted for giant sculptures of common objects (born in 1929)

{n: Sedna} a planetoid of rock and ice about three-quarters the size of Pluto discovered in 2003; the most distant object known to orbit around the sun

{n: Venus} the second nearest planet to the sun; visible from Earth as an early `morning star' or an `evening star'
"before it was known that they were the same object the evening star was called Venus and the morning star was called Lucifer"

{n: Yogacara} one of the main traditions of Mahayana Buddhism; holds that the mind is real but that objects are just ideas or states of consciousness

{n: abience} (psychology) an urge to withdraw or avoid a situation or an object
<-> adience

{n: abstractionism, unrealism} a representation having no reference to concrete objects or specific examples

{n: abstractness} the quality of being considered apart from a specific instance or object
<-> concreteness

{n: abutment} point of contact between two objects or parts

{n: acathexis} (psychoanalysis) a lack of cathexis; a condition in which significant objects or memories arouse no emotion in an individual

{n: accommodation reflex} reflex changes in the eyes that enable an object to be focused on the retina

{n: accretion} (astronomy) the formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases

{n: accusative, accusative case, objective case} the category of nouns serving as the direct object of a verb

{n: adience} (psychology) an urge to accept or approach a situation or an object
<-> abience

{n: agnosia} inability to recognize objects by use of the senses

{n: aim, object, objective, target} the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
"the sole object of her trip was to see her children"

{n: aim} the action of directing something at an object
"he took aim and fired"

{n: alidade, alidad} surveying instrument used with a plane table for drawing lines of sight on a distant object and for measuring angles

{n: allowance} the act of allowing
"He objected to the allowance of smoking in the dining room"

{n: anagrams} a game whose object is to form words from a group of randomly chosen letters

{n: angular distance} the angular separation between two objects as perceived by an observer
"he recorded angular distances between the stars"

{n: animatism} the attribution of consciousness and personality to natural phenomena such as thunderstorms and earthquakes and to objects such as plants and stones

{n: animism} the doctrine that all natural objects and the universe itself have souls
"animism is common among primitive peoples"

{n: anthropomorphism, theanthropism} the representation of objects (especially a god) as having human form or traits

{n: antipathy} the object of a feeling of intense aversion; something to be avoided
"cats were his greatest antipathy"

{n: antique} any piece of furniture or decorative object or the like produced in a former period and valuable because of its beauty or rarity

{n: apparent motion, motion, apparent movement, movement} an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object
"the cinema relies on apparent motion"
"the succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement"

{n: apperception} the process whereby perceived qualities of an object are related to past experience

{n: appetite, appetency, appetence} a feeling of craving something
"an appetite for life"
"the object of life is to satisfy as many appetencies as possible"- Granville Hicks

{n: approach, approaching} the event of one object coming closer to another

{n: art exhibition} an exhibition of art objects (paintings or statues)

{n: art nouveau} a French school of art and architecture popular in the 1890s; characterized by stylized natural forms and sinuous outlines of such objects as leaves and vines and flowers

{n: artifact, artefact} a man-made object taken as a whole
<-> natural object

{n: asepsis, antisepsis, sterility, sterileness} (of non-living objects) the state of being free of pathogenic organisms

{n: astereognosis, tactile agnosia} a loss of the ability to recognize objects by handling them

{n: attraction, attractive force} the force by which one object attracts another
<-> repulsion

{n: autoeroticism, autoerotism} using you own body as a sexual object

{n: axial rotation, axial motion, roll} rotary motion of an object around its own axis
"wheels in axial rotation"

{n: background, ground} the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground
"he posed her against a background of rolling hills"

{n: bagger} a machine for putting objects or substances into bags

{n: ball, globe, orb} an object with a spherical shape
"a ball of fire"

{n: ballistics, ballistic trajectory} the trajectory of an object in free flight

{n: ballottement} a palpatory technique for feeling a floating object in the body (especially for determining the position of a fetus by feeling the rebound of the fetus after a quick digital tap on the wall of the uterus)

{n: ball} a spherical object used as a plaything
"he played with his rubber ball in the bathtub"

{n: ball} round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games
"the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve"
"the mayor threw out the first ball"
"the ball rolled into the corner pocket"

{n: bank} an arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers
"he operated a bank of switches"

{n: barrier} a structure or object that impedes free movement

{n: beggar-my-neighbor, beggar-my-neighbour, strip-Jack-naked} a card game for two players in which the object is to win all of the other player's cards

{n: bell jar, bell glass} a bell-shaped glass cover used to protect and display delicate objects or to cover scientific apparatus or to contain gases

{n: benchmark, bench mark} a surveyor's mark on a permanent object of predetermined position and elevation used as a reference point

{n: black body, blackbody, full radiator} a hypothetical object capable of absorbing all the electromagnetic radiation falling on it
"a black body maintained at a constant temperature is a full radiator at that temperature because the radiation reaching and leaving it must be in equilibrium"

{n: blackjack, twenty-one, vingt-et-un} a gambling game using cards; the object is to hold cards having a higher count than those dealt to the bank up to but not exceeding 21

{n: blunt trauma} injury incurred when the human body hits or is hit by a large outside object (as a car)

{n: body English} a motion of the body by a player as if to make an object already propelled go in the desired direction

{n: body, dead body} a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person
"they found the body in the lake"

{n: body} an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects
"heavenly body"

{n: book, volume} physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together
"he used a large book as a doorstop"

{n: bowling pin, pin} a club-shaped wooden object used in bowling; set up in triangular groups of ten as the target

{n: bowling} a game in which balls are rolled at an object or group of objects with the aim of knocking them over or moving them

{n: brightness constancy} the tendency for a visual object to be perceived as having the same brightness under widely different conditions of illumination

{n: bugbear, hobgoblin} an object of dread or apprehension
"Germany was always a bugbear for France"
"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds"--Ralph Waldo Emerson

{n: camera obscura} a darkened enclosure in which images of outside objects are projected through a small aperture or lens onto a facing surface

{n: canasta, basket rummy, meld} a form of rummy using two decks of cards and four jokers; jokers and deuces are wild; the object is to form groups of the same rank

{n: capture} a process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field

{n: carom, cannon} a shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other

{n: carpenter} a woodworker who makes or repairs wooden objects

{n: case} a portable container for carrying several objects
"the musicians left their instrument cases backstage"

{n: cast, casting} object formed by a mold

{n: catch, grab, snatch, snap} the act of catching an object with the hands
"Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"
"he made a grab for the ball before it landed"
"Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away"
"the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion"

{n: catena} a chain of connected ideas or passages or objects so arranged that each member is closely related to the preceding and following members (especially a series of patristic comments elucidating Christian dogma)

{n: cathexis, charge} (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object
"Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge"

{n: celestial body, heavenly body} natural objects visible in the sky

{n: center of buoyancy, centre of buoyancy, center of immersion, centre of immersion} (physics) the center of mass of the immersed part of ship or other floating object

{n: center of flotation, centre of flotation} the center of gravity of a floating object

{n: center, center of attention} the object upon which interest and attention focuses
"his stories made him the center of the party"

{n: centroid} the center of mass of an object of uniform density

{n: chain, string, strand} a necklace made by a stringing objects together
"a string of beads"
"a strand of pearls";

{n: character, fiber, fibre} the inherent complex of attributes that determine a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions
"education has for its object the formation of character"- Herbert Spencer

{n: checkers, draughts} a checkerboard game for two players who each have 12 pieces; the object is to jump over and so capture the opponent's pieces

{n: chess, chess game} a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king

{n: chock, wedge} a block of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object

{n: chosen} one who is the object of choice; who is given preference
"she was Mama's chosen"

{n: circumference} the boundary line encompassing an area or object
"he had walked the full circumference of his land"
"a danger to all races over the whole circumference of the globe"

{n: clack, clap} a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated

{n: clog} any object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction

{n: closure, law of closure} a Gestalt principle of organization holding that there is an innate tendency to perceive incomplete objects as complete and to close or fill gaps and to perceive asymmetric stimuli as symmetric

{n: coefficient of friction} the ratio of the weight of an object being moved along a surface and the force that maintains contact between the object and the surface

{n: collision course} a course of a moving object that will lead to a collision if it continues unchanged

{n: collision} an accident resulting from violent impact of a moving object
"three passengers were killed in the collision"
"the collision of the two ships resulted in a serious oil spill"

{n: color, colour} the appearance of objects (or light sources) described in terms of a person's perception of their hue and lightness (or brightness) and saturation

{n: commemorative} an object (such as a coin or postage stamp) made to mark an event or honor a person

{n: commiseration, pity, ruth, pathos} a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others
"the blind are too often objects of pity"

{n: computerized axial tomography scanner, CAT scanner} a tomograph that constructs a 3-D model of an object by combining parallel planes

{n: conceptualism} the doctrine that the application of a general term to various objects indicates the existence of a mental entity that mediates the application

{n: concretion} the formation of stonelike objects within a body organ (e.g., the kidneys)

{n: condenser, optical condenser} lens used to concentrate light on an object

{n: constancy, perceptual constancy} (psychology) the tendency for perceived objects to give rise to very similar perceptual experiences in spite of wide variations in the conditions of observation

{n: construction, mental synthesis} the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought

{n: constructivism} an abstractionist artistic movement in Russia after World War I; industrial materials were used to construct nonrepresentational objects

{n: container} any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)

{n: content, cognitive content, mental object} the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

{n: continuing trespass} trespass that is not transient or intermittent but continues as long as the offending object remains
"dumping his garbage on my land was a case of continuing trespass"

{n: conveyer belt, conveyor belt, conveyer, conveyor, transporter} a moving belt that transports objects (as in a factory)

{n: core} the center of an object
"the ball has a titanium core"

{n: corona} one or more circles of light seen around a luminous object

{n: coupling, coupler} a mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects

{n: covering, natural covering, cover} a natural object that covers or envelops
"under a covering of dust"
"the fox was flushed from its cover"

{n: craft fair} fair at which objects made by craftsmen are offered for sale

{n: crampon, crampoon} a hinged pair of curved iron bars; used to raise heavy objects

{n: crane} lifts and moves heavy objects; lifting tackle is suspended from a pivoted boom that rotates around a vertical axis

{n: dative, dative case} the category of nouns serving as the indirect object of a verb

{n: daybook, ledger} an accounting journal as a physical object
"he bought a new daybook"

{n: deadness} the physical property of something that has lost its elasticity
"he objected to the deadness of the tennis balls"

{n: defacement, disfigurement, disfiguration} the act of damaging the appearance or surface of something
"the defacement of an Italian mosaic during the Turkish invasion"
"he objected to the dam's massive disfigurement of the landscape"

{n: deformation} alteration in the shape or dimensions of an object as a result of the application of stress to it

{n: delineation, depiction, limning, line drawing} a drawing of the outlines of forms or objects

{n: denotatum} an actual object referred to by a linguistic expression

{n: depression} angular distance below the horizon (especially of a celestial object)

{n: destruction fire} fire delivered for the sole purpose of destroying material objects

{n: diary} a personal journal (as a physical object)

{n: diplopia, double vision} visual impairment in which an object is seen as two objects
"diplopia often disappears when one eye is covered"

{n: direct object, object of the verb} the object that receives the direct action of the verb

{n: discus} an athletic competition in which a disk-shaped object is thrown as far as possible

{n: displacement} (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that transfers affect or reaction from the original object to some more acceptable one

{n: distance vision} vision for objects that a 20 feet or more from the viewer

{n: distance} the property created by the space between two objects or points

{n: dolly} conveyance consisting of a wheeled platform for moving heavy objects

{n: doubly transitive verb, doubly transitive verb form} a transitive verb that takes both a direct and an indirect object

{n: drawing} a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines
"drawings of abstract forms"
"he did complicated pen-and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures"

{n: drogue, drogue chute, drogue parachute} a parachute used to decelerate an object that is moving rapidly

{n: edge, margin} a strip near the boundary of an object
"he jotted a note on the margin of the page"

{n: edge} a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object
"he rounded the edges of the box"

{n: election} the predestination of some individuals as objects of divine mercy (especially as conceived by Calvinists)

{n: electron microscope} a microscope that is similar in purpose to a light microscope but achieves much greater resolving power by using a parallel beam of electrons to illuminate the object instead of a beam of light

{n: elevation, EL, altitude, ALT} angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)

{n: emblem} special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.

{n: end} the surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object
"one end of the box was marked `This side up'"

{n: epidiascope} a projector for images for both transparent and opaque objects

{n: example, deterrent example, lesson, object lesson} punishment intended as a warning to others
"they decided to make an example of him"

{n: execration} the object of cursing or detestation; that which is execrated

{n: exhibit} an object or statement produced before a court of law and referred to while giving evidence

{n: extraterrestrial object, estraterrestrial body} a natural object existing outside the earth and outside the earth's atmosphere

{n: facet plane} the plane of a facet of an object (as of a cube)

{n: face} the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object)
"he dealt the cards face down"

{n: feminine} a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to females or to objects classified as female

{n: fetish} a form of sexual desire in which gratification depends to an abnormal degree on some object or item of clothing or part of the body
"common male fetishes are breasts, legs, hair, shoes, and underwear"

{n: field guide} a guidebook describing natural objects of some type that might be encountered in the field
"a field guide to mushrooms"

{n: figure} a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground
<-> ground

{n: filing} the act of using a file (as in shaping or smoothing an object)

{n: fixture} a object firmly fixed in place (especially in a household)

{n: flange, rim} a projection used for strength or for attaching to another object

{n: flatbed} an open truck bed or trailer with no sides; used to carry large heavy objects

{n: floater} an object that floats or is capable of floating

{n: folderal, falderol, frill, gimcrackery, gimcrack, nonsense, trumpery} ornamental objects of no great value

{n: fomite, vehicle} any inanimate object (as a towel or money or clothing or dishes or books or toys etc.) that can transmit infectious agents from one person to another

{n: footprint} the area taken up by some object
"the computer had a desktop footprint of 10 by 16 inches"

{n: form, shape, pattern} a perceptual structure
"the composition presents problems for students of musical form"
"a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them"

{n: friction, detrition, rubbing} effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure

{n: frost, hoar, hoarfrost, rime} ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)

{n: gimbal} an appliance that allows an object (such as a ship's compass) to remain horizontal even as its support tips

{n: go, go game} a board game for two players who place counters on a grid; the object is to surround and so capture the opponent's counters

{n: goldsmith, goldworker, gold-worker} an artisan who makes jewelry and other objects out of gold

{n: golf, golf game} a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes

{n: grab} a mechanical device for gripping an object

{n: grail} the object of any prolonged endeavor

{n: gravitational collapse} the implosion of a star resulting from its own gravity; the result is a smaller and denser celestial object

{n: gravity gradient} a gradient in the gravitational forces acting on different parts of a nonspherical object
"the gravity gradient of the moon causes the ocean tides on Earth"

{n: gripe, kick, beef, bitch, squawk} informal terms for objecting
"I have a gripe about the service here"

{n: half hitch} a knot used to fasten a rope temporarily to an object; usually tied double

{n: hallucination} an object perceived during a hallucinatory episode
"he refused to believe that the angel was a hallucination"

{n: hand truck, truck} a handcart that has a frame with two low wheels and a ledge at the bottom and handles at the top; used to move crates or other heavy objects

{n: handle, grip, handgrip, hold} the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
"he grabbed the hammer by the handle"
"it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"

{n: hand} a position given by its location to the side of an object
"objections were voiced on every hand"

{n: heartthrob} an object of infatuation

{n: hoist} lifting device for raising heavy or cumbersome objects

{n: horizontal section} a mechanical drawing of an object as if made by a plane cutting through it horizontally

{n: hyperfocal distance} the distance in front of a lens that is focused at infinity beyond which all objects are well defined and clear

{n: hyperopia, hypermetropia, hypermetropy, farsightedness, longsightedness} abnormal condition in which vision for distant objects is better than for near objects
<-> myopia

{n: hypertext system} a database management system that allows chunks of text (objects) to be processed as a complex network of nodes that are linked together in an arbitrary way

{n: inclined plane} a simple machine for elevating objects; consists of plane surface that makes an acute angle with the horizontal

{n: indirect object} the object that is the recipient or beneficiary of the action of the verb

{n: infatuation} an object of extravagant short-lived passion

{n: interface} (chemistry) a surface forming a common boundary between two things (two objects or liquids or chemical phases)

{n: intransitive verb, intransitive verb form, intransitive} a verb (or verb construction) that does not take an object

{n: introjection} (psychology) unconscious internalization of aspects of the world (especially aspects of persons) within the self in such a way that the internalized representation takes over the psychological functions of the external objects

{n: irradiation} the apparent enlargement of a bright object when viewed against a dark background

{n: jaw} holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object

{n: job} an object worked on; a result produced by working
"he held the job in his left hand and worked on it with his right"

{n: joint} junction by which parts or objects are joined together

{n: journal} a record book as a physical object

{n: juggle, juggling} throwing and catching several objects simultaneously

{n: juggler} a performer who juggles objects and performs tricks of manual dexterity

{n: kingdom} a basic group of natural objects

{n: klondike} a form of solitaire that begins with seven piles of cards with the top cards facing up; descending sequences of cards of alternating colors are built on these piles; as aces become available they are placed above the seven piles; the object is to build sequences in suit from ace to king as the remaining cards are dealt out one at a time

{n: knot} any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object

{n: label} an identifying or descriptive marker that is attached to an object

{n: landmark} the position of a prominent or well-known object in a particular landscape
"the church steeple provided a convenient landmark"

{n: lattice} an arrangement of points or particles or objects in a regular periodic pattern in 2 or 3 dimensions

{n: left} location near or direction toward the left side; i.e. the side to the north when a person or object faces east
"she stood on the left"
<-> right

{n: lidar} a measuring system that detects and locates objects on the same principle as radar but uses light from a laser; a potential technology for detecting air turbulence that can affect aircraft

{n: light microscope} microscope consisting of an optical instrument that magnifies the image of an object

{n: light, lightness} the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures
"he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark"

{n: line of flight} the path along which a freely moving object travels through the air

{n: love, passion} any object of warm affection or devotion
"the theater was her first love"
"he has a passion for cock fighting";

{n: low-level radioactive waste} (medicine) radioactive waste consisting of objects that have been briefly exposed to radioactivity (as in certain medical tests)

{n: lug wrench} a wrench with jaws that have projecting lugs to engage the object that is to be rotated

{n: magazine} product consisting of a paperback periodic publication as a physical object
"tripped over a pile of magazines"

{n: magnification} the ratio of the size of an image to the size of the object

{n: malachite} a green or blue mineral used as an ore of copper and for making ornamental objects

{n: man, piece} game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games
"he taught me to set up the men on the chess board"
"he sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage"

{n: marine mussel, mytilid} marine bivalve mollusk having a dark elongated shell; live attached to solid objects especially in intertidal zones

{n: marker} some conspicuous object used to distinguish or mark something
"the buoys were markers for the channel"

{n: masculine} a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to males or to objects classified as male

{n: masse, masse shot} a shot in billiards made by hitting the cue ball with the cue held nearly vertically; the cue ball spins around another ball before hitting the object ball

{n: mass} an ill-structured collection of similar things (objects or people)

{n: material, stuff} the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
"coal is a hard black material"
"wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"

{n: mat} a small pad of material that is used to protect surface from an object placed on it

{n: mechanical phenomenon} a physical phenomenon associated with the equilibrium or motion of objects

{n: mechanism} a natural object resembling a machine in structure or function
"the mechanism of the ear"
"the mechanism of infection"

{n: mentalism} (philosophy) a doctrine that mind is the true reality and that objects exist only as aspects of the mind's awareness

{n: metamorphopsia} a defect of vision in which objects appear to be distorted; usually due to a defect in the retina

{n: meteorite} stony or metallic object that is the remains of a meteoroid that has reached the earth's surface

{n: microbalance} balance for weighing very small objects

{n: microscope} magnifier of the image of small objects
"the invention of the microscope led to the discovery of the cell"

{n: mimicry} the resemblance of an animal species to another species or to natural objects; provides concealment and protection from predators

{n: mineral kingdom} all inorganic objects; contrasts with animal and plant kingdoms

{n: mirage} an optical illusion in which atmospheric refraction by a layer of hot air distorts or inverts reflections of distant objects

{n: moderation, mitigation} the action of lessening in severity or intensity
"the object being control or moderation of economic depressions"

{n: moment} a turning force produced by an object acting at a distance (or a measure of that force)

{n: moon} any object resembling a moon
"he made a moon lamp that he used as a night light"
"the clock had a moon that showed various phases"

{n: mooring, mooring line} (nautical) a line that holds an object (especially a boat) in place

{n: museum} a depository for collecting and displaying objects having scientific or historical or artistic value

{n: mutuality, interdependence, interdependency} a reciprocal relation between interdependent entities (objects or individuals or groups)

{n: myopia, nearsightedness, shortsightedness} (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred
<-> hyperopia

{n: naked eye} the eye unaided by any optical instrument that alters the power of vision or alters the apparent size or distance of objects
"it is not safe to look directly at the sun with the naked eye"

{n: natural object} an object occurring naturally; not made by man
<-> artifact

{n: near vision} vision for objects 2 feet or closer to the viewer

{n: neighbor, neighbour} a nearby object of the same kind
"Fort Worth is a neighbor of Dallas"
"what is the closest neighbor to the Earth?"

{n: neuter} a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to inanimate objects (neither masculine nor feminine)

{n: newspaper, paper} the physical object that is the product of a newspaper publisher
"when it began to rain he covered his head with a newspaper"

{n: nim} game in which matchsticks are arranged in rows and players alternately remove one or more of them; in some versions the object is to take the last remaining matchstick on the table and in other versions the object is to avoid taking the last remaining matchstick on the table

{n: nominal aphasia, anomic aphasia, anomia, amnesic aphasia, amnestic aphasia} inability to name objects or to recognize written or spoken names of objects

{n: nominalism} (philosophy) the doctrine that the various objects labeled by the same term have nothing in common but their name

{n: noun phrase, nominal phrase, nominal} a phrase that can function as the subject or object of a verb

{n: noun} a word that can serve as the subject or object of a verb

{n: numen} a spirit believed to inhabit an object or preside over a place (especially in ancient Roman religion)

{n: object ball} the billiard ball that is intended to be the first ball struck by the cue ball

{n: object code} the machine-language output of a compiler that is ready for execution on a particular computer

{n: object language, target language} a computer language into which something written in another computer language is to be translated

{n: object language, target language} the language into which a text written in another language is to be translated

{n: object program, target program} a fully compiled or assembled program ready to be loaded into the computer
<-> source program

{n: object recognition} the visual perception of familiar objects

{n: object, physical object} a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
"it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"

{n: object-oriented database management system} a database management system designed to manage an object-oriented database

{n: object-oriented database} a database in which the operations carried out on information items (data objects) are considered part of their definition

{n: object-oriented programming language, object-oriented programing language} (computer science) a programming language that enables the programmer to associate a set of procedures with each type of data structure
"C++ is an object-oriented programming language that is an extension of C"

{n: objection} the speech act of objecting

{n: objective, objective lens, object lens, object glass} the lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed

{n: object} (grammar) a constituent that is acted upon
"the object of the verb"

{n: object} the focus of cognitions or feelings
"objects of thought"
"the object of my affection"

{n: objet d'art, art object, piece} a work of art of some artistic value
"this store sells only objets d'art"
"it is not known who created this piece"

{n: one-way light time, OWLT} the elapsed time it takes for light (or radio signals) to travel between the Earth and a celestial object

{n: optical pyrometer, pyroscope} a pyrometer that uses the color of the light emitted by a hot object

{n: orbital rotation, orbital motion} motion of an object in an orbit around a fixed point
"satellites in orbital rotation"

{n: origami} the Japanese art of folding paper into shapes representing objects (e.g., flowers or birds)

{n: outline, lineation} the line that appears to bound an object

{n: outwardness} concern with or responsiveness to outward things (especially material objects as opposed to ideal concepts)
"hearty showmanship and all-round outwardness"
<-> inwardness

{n: outwardness} concern with outward things or material objects (especially the body and its appearance) as opposed to the mind and spirit
"hearty showmanship and all-around outwardness"
<-> inwardness

{n: ovoid} an egg-shaped object

{n: packrat, pack rat, trade rat, bushytail woodrat, Neotoma cinerea} any of several bushy-tailed rodents of the genus Neotoma of western North America; hoards food and other objects

{n: packrat} a collector of miscellaneous useless objects

{n: painter} a worker who is employed to cover objects with paint

{n: parallax} the apparent displacement of an object as seen from two different points that are not on a line with the object

{n: parser} a computer program that divides code up into functional components
"compilers must parse source code in order to translate it into object code"

{n: part, piece} a portion of a natural object
"they analyzed the river into three parts"
"he needed a piece of granite"

{n: passing, passage} the motion of one object relative to another
"stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets"

{n: paste-up} a composition of flat objects pasted on a board or other backing
"they showed him a paste-up of the book jacket"

{n: pathetic fallacy} the fallacy of attributing human feelings to inanimate objects; `the friendly sun' is an example of the pathetic fallacy

{n: peepshow, raree-show} an exhibition of pictures or objects viewed through a small hole or magnifying glass

{n: pendulum} an apparatus consisting of an object mounted so that it swings freely under the influence of gravity

{n: penetrating trauma, penetrating injury} injury incurred when an object (as a knife or bullet or shrapnel) penetrates into the body

{n: percussion instrument, percussive instrument} a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another

{n: permutation} act of changing the lineal order of objects in a group

{n: petrifaction} a rock created by petrifaction; an organic object infiltrated with mineral matter and preserved in its original form

{n: photography} the process of producing images of objects on photosensitive surfaces

{n: physical pendulum, compound pendulum} pendulum consisting of an actual object allowed to rotate freely around a horizontal axis

{n: physical property} a property used to characterize physical objects

{n: picture, image, icon, ikon} a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface
"they showed us the pictures of their wedding"
"a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them"

{n: picture, scene} a situation treated as an observable object
"the political picture is favorable"
"the religious scene in England has changed in the last century"

{n: pile, heap, mound, agglomerate, cumulation, cumulus} a collection of objects laid on top of each other

{n: pin wrench} a wrench that has a projecting pin that fits into a socket on the object to be turned

{n: pinball, pinball game} a game played on a sloping board; the object is to propel marbles against pins or into pockets

{n: plastic explosive, plastique} an explosive material that is easily molded around the object it is intended to destroy

{n: plastic} generic name for certain synthetic or semisynthetic materials that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or filaments or used for making e.g. coatings and adhesives

{n: plop} the noise of a rounded object dropping into a liquid without a splash

{n: plot} a chart or map showing the movements or progress of an object

{n: plug, stopper, stopple} blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly

{n: point} the object of an activity
"what is the point of discussing it?"

{n: powder metallurgy} the metallurgy of powdered metals; how to produce solid metal objects from powdered metal by compaction and sintering

{n: powderpuff, puff} a soft spherical object made from fluffy fibers; for applying powder to the skin

{n: prepositional object, object of a preposition} the object governed by a preposition

{n: profile} a side view representation of an object (especially a human face)

{n: projective test, projective device, projective technique} any personality test designed to yield information about someone's personality on the basis of their unrestricted response to ambiguous objects or situations

{n: property, attribute, dimension} a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished
"self-confidence is not an endearing property"

{n: property, prop} any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie
"before every scene he ran down his checklist of props"

{n: proportion, proportionality, balance} harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design)
"in all perfectly beautiful objects there is found the opposition of one part to another and a reciprocal balance"- John Ruskin

{n: proximity, law of proximity} a Gestalt principle of organization holding that (other things being equal) objects or events that are near to one another (in space or time) are perceived as belonging together as a unit

{n: puncture} a small hole made by a sharp object

{n: puncture} loss of air pressure in a tire when a hole is made by some sharp object

{n: quadrate} a cubelike object

{n: quadrate} a square-shaped object

{n: quasar, quasi-stellar radio source} a starlike object that may send out radio waves and other forms of energy; many have large red shifts

{n: quicksand} a pit filled with loose wet sand into which objects are sucked down

{n: rack} framework for holding objects

{n: radar echo} an electronic signal that has been reflected back to the radar antenna; contains information about the location and distance of the reflecting object

{n: radar, microwave radar, radio detection and ranging, radiolocation} measuring instrument in which the echo of a pulse of microwave radiation is used to detect and locate distant objects

{n: radiator} any object that radiates energy

{n: radio source} an object that radiates radio waves

{n: radioactive dating} measurement of the amount of radioactive material (usually carbon 14) that an object contains; can be used to estimate the age of the object

{n: radioscopy, radiology} (radiology) examination of the inner structure of opaque objects using X rays or other penetrating radiation

{n: rangefinder, range finder} a measuring instrument (acoustic or optical or electronic) for finding the distance of an object

{n: realism, naive realism} (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that physical objects continue to exist when not perceived

{n: rear, backside, back end} the side of an object that is opposite its front
"his room was toward the rear of the hotel"
<-> front

{n: reference, denotation, extension} the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to
"the extension of `satellite of Mars' is the set containing only Demos and Phobos"

{n: reference} the relation between a word or phrase and the object or idea it refers to
"he argued that reference is a consequence of conditioned reflexes"

{n: referent} something referred to; the object of a reference

{n: remains} any object that is left unused or still extant
"I threw out the remains of my dinner"

{n: remora, suckerfish, sucking fish} marine fishes with a flattened elongated body and a sucking disk on the head for attaching to large fish or moving objects

{n: retained object} an object in a passive construction

{n: revenue stamp} a stamp that is put on an object to show that a government tax has been paid

{n: ribbon, thread} any long object resembling a thin line
"a mere ribbon of land"
"the lighted ribbon of traffic"
"from the air the road was a grey thread"
"a thread of smoke climbed upward"

{n: right ascension, RA, celestial longitude} (astronomy) the equatorial coordinate specifying the angle, measured eastward along the celestial equator, from the vernal equinox to the intersection of the hour circle that passes through an object in the sky; usually expressed in hours and minutes and seconds; used with declination to specify positions on the celestial sphere
"one hour of right ascension equals fifteen degrees"

{n: right} location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east
"he stood on the right"
<-> left

{n: rim} the shape of a raised edge of a more or less circular object

{n: rocker} a curved support that permits the supported object to rock to and fro

{n: row} an arrangement of objects or people side by side in a line
"a row of chairs"

{n: safety belt, life belt, safety harness} belt attaching you to some object as a restraint in order to prevent you from getting hurt

{n: sample} all or part of a natural object that is collected and preserved as an example of its class

{n: sanctuary} a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept

{n: science museum} a museum that collects and displays objects having scientific interest

{n: screening} testing objects or persons in order to identify those with particular characteristics

{n: search warrant} a warrant authorizing law enforcement officials to search for objects or people involved in the commission of a crime and to produce them in court; the warrant describes the locations where the officials may search

{n: section, segment} one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object
"a section of a fishing rod"
"metal sections were used below ground"
"finished the final segment of the road"

{n: service industry} an industry that provides services rather than tangible objects

{n: sex object} any person regarded simply as an object of sexual gratification

{n: sextant} a measuring instrument for measuring the angular distance between celestial objects; resembles an octant

{n: sexton, sacristan} an officer of the church who is in charge of sacred objects

{n: shape constancy} the tendency to perceive the shape of a rigid object as constant despite differences in the viewing angle (and consequent differences in the shape of the pattern projected on the retina of the eye)

{n: shear} (physics) a deformation of an object in which parallel planes remain parallel but are shifted in a direction parallel to themselves
"the shear changed the quadrilateral into a parallelogram"

{n: shelf} a support that consists of a horizontal surface for holding objects

{n: shell} a rigid covering that envelops an object
"the satellite is covered with a smooth shell of ice"

{n: side, face} a surface forming part of the outside of an object
"he examined all sides of the crystal"
"dew dripped from the face of the leaf"

{n: side} an extended outer surface of an object
"he turned the box over to examine the bottom side"
"they painted all four sides of the house"

{n: silhouette} a drawing of the outline of an object; filled in with some uniform color

{n: silhouette} an outline of a solid object (as cast by its shadow)

{n: singleton} a single object (as distinguished from a pair)

{n: size constancy} the tendency to perceive the veridical size of a familiar object despite differences in their distance (and consequent differences in the size of the pattern projected on the retina of the eye)

{n: skid} one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects

{n: skyhook} helicopter carrying a reel of steel cable that can be used to lift and transport heavy objects

{n: skyline} the outline of objects seen against the sky

{n: slam} the noise made by the forceful impact of two objects

{n: slap, smack} a blow from a flat object (as an open hand)

{n: sleeve} small case into which an object fits

{n: slice} a thin flat piece cut off of some object

{n: soap film} a film left on objects after they have been washed in soap

{n: sonic depth finder, fathometer} depth finder for determining depth of water or a submerged object by means of ultrasound waves

{n: source code} program instructions written as an ASCII text file; must be translated by a compiler or interpreter or assembler into the object code for a particular computer before execution

{n: source program} a program written in a language from which statements are translated into machine language
<-> object program

{n: space, infinite} the unlimited expanse in which everything is located
"they tested his ability to locate objects in space"
"the boundless regions of the infinite"

{n: sphericity, sphericalness, globosity, globularness, rotundity, rotundness} the roundness of a 3-dimensional object

{n: spike} any holding device consisting of a sharp-pointed object

{n: spin the plate, spin the platter} a game in which something round (as a plate) is spun on edge and the name of a player is called; the named player must catch the spinning object before it falls or pay a forfeit

{n: spray, spraying} a quantity of small objects flying through the air
"a spray of bullets"

{n: sterilization, sterilisation} the procedure of making some object free of live bacteria or other microorganisms (usually by heat or chemical means)

{n: still life} a painting of inanimate objects such as fruit or flowers

{n: string} a collection of objects threaded on a single strand

{n: stroboscope, strobe, strobe light} scientific instrument that provides a flashing light synchronized with the periodic movement of an object; can make moving object appear stationary

{n: stuff} miscellaneous unspecified objects
"the trunk was full of stuff"

{n: subject, case, guinea pig} a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation
"the subjects for this investigation were selected randomly"
"the cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities"

{n: subject, content, depicted object} something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation
"a moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject"

{n: substance} the stuff of which an object consists

{n: sucker} an organ specialized for sucking nourishment or for adhering to objects by suction

{n: sundries} miscellaneous objects too numerous or too small to be specified

{n: superposition} (geometry) the placement of one object ideally in the position of another one in order to show that the two coincide

{n: surface} the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object
"they skimmed over the surface of the water"
"a brush small enough to clean every dental surface"
"the sun has no distinct surface"

{n: tandem} an arrangement of two or more objects or persons one behind another

{n: target, butt} sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at

{n: telescope, scope} a magnifier of images of distant objects

{n: television, telecasting, TV, video} broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects
"she is a star of screen and video"
"Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done" - Ernie Kovacs

{n: television, television system} a telecommunication system that transmits images of objects (stationary or moving) between distant points

{n: temper, toughness} the elasticity and hardness of a metal object; its ability to absorb considerable energy before cracking

{n: tendril} slender stemlike structure by which some twining plants attach themselves to an object for support

{n: tetherball} a game with two players who use rackets to strike a ball that is tethered to the top of a pole; the object is to wrap the string around the pole

{n: thickness} the dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width
<-> thinness

{n: thing} a statement regarded as an object
"to say the same thing in other terms"
"how can you say such a thing?"

{n: thinness, tenuity, slenderness} relatively small dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width
"the tenuity of a hair"
"the thinness of a rope"
<-> thickness

{n: third dimension} the dimension whereby a solid object differs from a two-dimensional drawing of it

{n: throw} casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly
"he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"

{n: thump, thumping, clump, clunk, thud} a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)

{n: thwack} a hard blow with a flat object

{n: ticktacktoe, ticktacktoo, tick-tack-toe, tic-tac-toe, tit-tat-toe, noughts and crosses} a game in which two players alternately put crosses and circles in one of the compartments of a square grid of nine spaces; the object is to get a row of three crosses or three circles before the opponent does

{n: time machine} a science fiction machine that is supposed to transport people or objects into the past or the future

{n: toggle bolt} a fastener consisting of a threaded bolt and a hinged spring-loaded toggle; used to fasten objects to hollow walls

{n: tomograph} X-ray machine in which a computer builds a detailed image of a particular plane through an object from multiple X-ray measurements

{n: tongs, pair of tongs} any of various devices for taking hold of objects; usually have two hinged legs with handles above and pointed hooks below

{n: toroid} the doughnut-shaped object enclosed by a torus

{n: totem} a clan or tribe identified by their kinship to a common totemic object

{n: totem} emblem consisting of an object such as an animal or plant; serves as the symbol of a family or clan (especially among American Indians)

{n: touch, sense of touch, skin senses, touch modality, cutaneous senses} the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)
"only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us"

{n: trajectory, flight} the path followed by an object moving through space

{n: transitive verb, transitive verb form, transitive} a verb (or verb construction) that requires an object in order to be grammatical

{n: treasury} a depository (a room or building) where wealth and precious objects can be kept safely

{n: tube, tubing} conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases

{n: turnery} workshop where objects are made on a lathe

{n: twinkler} an object that emits or reflects light in an intermittent flickering manner

{n: unidentified flying object, UFO, flying saucer} an (apparently) flying object whose nature is unknown; especially those considered to have extraterrestrial origins

{n: universal set} (mathematics) the set that contains all the elements or objects involved in the problem under consideration
"all other sets are subsets of the universal set"

{n: utilizer, utiliser} someone who puts to good use
"not all organisms are utilizers of oxygen"
"the social agencies and their utilizers both objected to the budget cut"

{n: vehicle} a conveyance that transports people or objects

{n: vertical section} a mechanical drawing showing the interior of an object as if made by a vertical plane passing through it

{n: vessel} an object used as a container (especially for liquids)

{n: virtu, vertu, connoisseurship} love of or taste for fine objects of art

{n: virtual reality} a hypothetical three-dimensional visual world created by a computer; user wears special goggles and fiber optic gloves etc., and can enter and move about in this world and interact with objects as if inside it

{n: visual agnosia} inability to recognize or interpret objects in the visual field

{n: visual range} distance at which a given standard object can be seen with the unaided eye

{n: volume} the amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object
"the gas expanded to twice its original volume"

{n: whip, lash, whiplash} a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object
"the whip raised a red welt"

{n: whiteout} an arctic atmospheric condition with clouds over snow produce a uniform whiteness and objects are difficult to see; occurs when the light reflected off the snow equals the light coming through the clouds

{n: windage} the retarding force of air friction on a moving object

{n: woodcraft} skill in carving or fashioning objects from wood

{n: work surface} a horizontal surface for supporting objects used in working or playing games

{n: xanthopsia} visual defect in which objects appear to have a yellowish hue; sometimes occurs in cases of jaundice

{v: aim, take, train, take aim, direct} aim or direct at ; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment
"Please don't aim at your little brother!"
"He trained his gun on the burglar"
"Don't train your camera on the women"
"Take a swipe at one's opponent"

{v: begin, start} begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object
"begin a cigar"
"She started the soup while it was still hot"
"We started physics in 10th grade"

{v: belay} turn a rope round an object or person in order to secure it or him

{v: bespangle} dot or sprinkle with sparkling or glittering objects

{v: bring in, introduce} bring in a new person or object into a familiar environment
"He brought in a new judge"
"The new secretary introduced a nasty rumor"

{v: clear} make a way or path by removing objects
"Clear a path through the dense forest"

{v: come in for} be subject to or the object of
"The governor came in for a lot of criticism"

{v: consubstantiate} become united in substance
"thought and the object consubstantiate"

{v: consubstantiate} unite in one common substance
"Thought is consubstantiated with the object"

{v: define, delineate} delineate the form or outline of
"The tree was clearly defined by the light"
"The camera could define the smallest object"

{v: depersonalize, depersonalise, objectify} make impersonal or present as an object
"Will computers depersonalize human interactions?"
"Pornography objectifies women"
<-> personalise, personalize

{v: desecrate, deconsecrate} remove the consecration from a person or an object
<-> consecrate

{v: detransitivize, detransitivise, intransitivize, intransitivise} intransitivize
"removing the object will intransitivize the verbs"
<-> transitivize

{v: dip} stain an object by immersing it in a liquid

{v: draw the line, draw a line} reasonably object (to) or set a limit (on)
"I draw the line when it comes to lending money to friends!"

{v: feel, sense} perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles
"He felt the wind"
"She felt an object brushing her arm"
"He felt his flesh crawl"
"She felt the heat when she got out of the car"

{v: fit} insert or adjust several objects or people
"Can you fit the toy into the box?"
"This man can't fit himself into our work environment"

{v: flex, bend, deform, twist, turn} cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
"bend the rod"
"twist the dough into a braid"
"the strong man could turn an iron bar"
<-> unbend

{v: gore} wound by piercing with a sharp or penetrating object or instrument

{v: jingle, jingle-jangle, jangle} make a sound typical of metallic objects
"The keys were jingling in his pocket"

{v: know} be familiar or acquainted with a person or an object
"She doesn't know this composer"
"Do you know my sister?"
"We know this movie"
"I know him under a different name"
"This flower is known as a Peruvian Lily"

{v: match, mate, couple, pair, twin} bring two objects, ideas, or people together
"This fact is coupled to the other one"
"Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?"
"The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project"

{v: mismatch} match badly ; match two objects or people that do not go together

{v: object} be averse to or express disapproval of
"My wife objects to modern furniture"

{v: object} express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent
"She never objected to the amount of work her boss charged her with"
"When asked to drive the truck, she objected that she did not have a driver's license"

{v: overbid} bid more than the object is worth
<-> underbid

{v: puncture} pierce with a pointed object ; make a hole into
"puncture a tire"

{v: raise hell} object strongly ; make a stink

{v: ride} move like a floating object
"The moon rode high in the night sky"

{v: sandwich} insert or squeeze tightly between two people or objects
"She was sandwiched in her airplane seat between two fat men"

{v: sentimentalize, sentimentalise} look at with sentimentality or turn into an object of sentiment
"Don't sentimentalize the past events"

{v: situate, locate} determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey
"Our sense of sight enables us to locate objects in space"
"Locate the boundaries of the property"

{v: sit} sit around, often unused
"The object sat in the corner"

{v: slice into, slice through} e.g., move through a body or an object with a slicing motion
"His hand sliced through the air"

{v: stand back} stand away from an object or person
"He stood back to look at her"

{v: stick} cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface
"stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it"

{v: stub, scrape, skin, abrade} strike against an object
"She stubbed her one's toe in the dark and now it's broken"

{v: topicalize} emphasize by putting have stress on or by moving to the front of the sentence
"Speakers topicalize more often than they realize"
"The object of the sentence is topicalized in what linguists call `Yiddish Movement'"

{v: touch} perceive via the tactile sense
"Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her"

{v: undercut} cut away material from the underside of (an object) so as to leave an overhanging portion in relief


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