object noun

1 solid thing

ADJ. solid | inanimate | everyday, household Her paintings are of ordinary everyday objects.

2 purpose

ADJ. main, primary, principal | sole My sole object is to get to the bottom of this mystery.

OBJECT + NOUN lesson The plans are an object lesson in how to ruin a city centre.

PHRASES the object of the exercise The object of the exercise is to score as many points as possible.