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noun
  1. The fifteenth letter of the Appendix:Roman script, English alphabet, preceded by N and followed by P.
  2. A blood type that has no antigens and may only receive type O blood and nothing else, but may donate to all.
abbreviation
  1. (cricket) The number of overs bowled.
object Tweet Definition of object Like Definition of object on Facebook
noun (rfc-level, Noun at L4+ not in L3 POS section)
  1. A thing that has physical existence.
  2. The goal, end or purpose of something.
    • 2000, Phyllis Barkas Goldman & John Grigni, Monkeyshines on Ancient Cultures
    • :The of tlachtli was to keep the rubber ball from touching the ground while trying to push it to the opponent's endline.
      1. (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.
      2. A person or thing toward which an emotion is directed.
      Mary Jane had been the of Peter's affection for years.
      The convertible, once of his desire, was now the of his hatred.
      1. (computing) In object-oriented programming, an instantiation of a class or structure.
verb
  1. (intransitive) To disagree with something or someone; to raise an objection.
objective case Tweet Definition of objective case Like Definition of objective case on Facebook
noun
  1. (grammar) the form of a noun or pronoun used as the object of a verb or a preposition.
optative Tweet Definition of optative Like Definition of optative on Facebook
noun
  1. (grammar) the optative mood.
  2. a verb or expression in the optative mood.
adjective (no comparative or superlative)
  1. expressing a wish or a choice.
  2. (grammar) a mood of verb, verbs found in some languages (e.g. Old Prussian, Latin), used to express a wish. English does not have an optative mood, but it does have some words with peculiar properties e.g., hope, wish, want, desire, which express the optative.
oxytone Tweet Definition of oxytone Like Definition of oxytone on Facebook
noun (oxytone)
  1. (linguistics) A word with the stress or an acute accenton the last syllable.
adjective (incomparable)
  1. (linguistics) Pertaining to a word with the stress or an acute accent on the last syllable.

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