Object vs Ob - What's the difference?

object | ob |

As nouns the difference between object and ob

is that object is a thing that has physical existence while ob is (historical) a halfpenny or ob can be (archaic) an objection.

As a verb object

is to disagree with something or someone; especially in a court of law, to raise an objection.




(en noun)
  • A thing that has physical existence.
  • The goal, end or purpose of something.
  • * 2000, Phyllis Barkas Goldman & John Grigni, Monkeyshines on Ancient Cultures
  • The object of tlachtli was to keep the rubber ball from touching the ground while trying to push it to the opponent's endline.
  • (grammar) The noun phrase which is an internal complement of a verb phrase or a prepositional phrase. In a verb phrase with a transitive action verb, it is typically the receiver of the action.
  • A person or thing toward which an emotion is directed.
  • Mary Jane had been the object of Peter's affection for years.
    The convertible, once object''' of his desire, was now the '''object of his hatred.
  • (computing) In object-oriented programming, an instantiation of a class or structure.
  • (obsolete) Sight; show; appearance; aspect.
  • * Chapman
  • He, advancing close / Up to the lake, past all the rest, arose / In glorious object .


    * (thing) article, item, thing * (person or thing toward which an emotion is directed) target * See also

    Derived terms

    * art object * celestial object * deep-sky object * depicted object * direct object * exponential object * first-class object * foreign object * found object * function object * God object * Herbig-Haro object * immutable object * indirect object * initial object * Kuiper belt object/KBO * mental object * Messier object * mock object * mutable object * natural object * null object * object ball * object blindness * object code * object complement * object glass * object language * object lens * object lesson * object orientation * object pronoun * object space * object-control * objecthood * objectify * objectionable * objective * object-oriented * physical object * prepositional object * retained object * second-class object * sex object * superluminal object * terminal object * third-class object * unidentified flying object/UFO

    See also

    * subject


    (en verb)
  • To disagree with something or someone; especially in a Court of Law, to raise an objection.
  • I object to the proposal to build a new airport terminal.
  • (obsolete) To offer in opposition as a criminal charge or by way of accusation or reproach; to adduce as an objection or adverse reason.
  • * Spenser
  • He gave to him to object his heinous crime.
  • * Addison
  • Others object the poverty of the nation.
  • * Whitgift
  • The book giveth liberty to object any crime against such as are to be ordered.
  • (obsolete) To set before or against; to bring into opposition; to oppose.
  • * Fairfax
  • Of less account some knight thereto object , / Whose loss so great and harmful can not prove.
  • * Hooker
  • some strong impediment or other objecting itself
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Pallas to their eyes / The mist objected , and condensed the skies.

    Derived terms

    * objection



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) '', abbreviation of ''obulus .


    (en noun)
  • (historical) A halfpenny.
  • Etymology 2



    (en noun)
  • (archaic) An objection.
  • (genetics) The obese gene.
  • Anagrams

    * English two-letter words ----