1. the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)

    Synonyms : aim, objective, target
    Type Of : goal, end
    Examples :
    • the sole object of her trip was to see her children
  2. a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

    Synonyms : physical object
    Type Of : physical entity
    Examples :
    • it was full of rackets, balls and other objects
  3. be averse to or express disapproval of

    Type Of : be
    Examples :
    • My wife objects to modern furniture
  4. (computing) a discrete item that provides a description of virtually anything known to a computer

    Type Of : computer science, computing
    Examples :
    • in object-oriented programming, objects include data and define its status, its methods of operation and how it interacts with other objects
  5. express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent

    Type Of : reject, disapprove
    Examples :
    • 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
  6. (grammar) a constituent that is acted upon

    Type Of : grammatical constituent, constituent
    Examples :
    • the object of the verb
  7. the focus of cognitions or feelings

    Type Of : mental object, content, cognitive content
    Examples :
    • objects of thought
    • the object of my affection


  1. unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech

    Synonyms : buttery, fulsome, oleaginous, smarmy, soapy, unctuous
    Examples :
    • an oily sycophantic press agent
  2. smeared or soiled with grease or oil

    Synonyms : greasy
    Examples :
    • get rid of rubbish and oily rags
  3. containing an unusual amount of grease or oil

    Synonyms : greasy, oleaginous, sebaceous
    Examples :
    • oily fried potatoes
  4. coated or covered with oil

    Examples :
    • oily puddles in the streets


  1. having come or been brought to a conclusion

    Synonyms : all over, complete, concluded, ended, terminated
    Examples :
    • the affair is over, ended, finished
  2. throughout a period of time

    Synonyms : o'er
    Examples :
    • stay over the weekend
  3. over the entire area

    Synonyms : all over
    Examples :
    • the wallpaper was covered all over with flowers
    • she ached all over
    • everything was dusted over with a fine layer of soot
  4. (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch

    Type Of : division, section, part


  1. a general summary of a subject

    Type Of : sum-up, summary
    Examples :
    • the treasurer gave a brief overview of the financial consequences


  1. a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

    Synonyms : consequence, effect, event, issue, result, upshot
    Type Of : phenomenon
  2. something that results

    Synonyms : final result, result, resultant, termination
    Type Of : ending, finish, conclusion


  1. the state of being disregarded or forgotten

    Synonyms : limbo
    Type Of : obscurity
  2. total forgetfulness

    Synonyms : obliviousness
    Type Of : forgetfulness
    Examples :
    • he sought the great oblivion of sleep


  1. a loose protective coverall or smock worn over ordinary clothing for dirty work

    Synonyms : boilers suit, boilersuit
    Type Of : coverall
  2. including everything

    Examples :
    • the overall cost
  3. involving only main features

    Examples :
    • the overall pattern of his life
  4. (usually plural) work clothing consisting of denim trousers (usually with a bib and shoulder straps)

    Type Of : work clothing, work-clothing, work-clothes, work clothes


  1. someone whose age is in the eighties

    Type Of : golden ager, old person, oldster, senior citizen
  2. being from 80 to 89 years old


  1. owed as a debt

    Synonyms : outstanding, undischarged


  1. the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse

    Synonyms : climax, coming, sexual climax
    Type Of : consummation