1. anything that is visible or tangible and is relatively stable in form.
  2. a thing, person, or matter to which thought or action is directed: an object of medical investigation.
  3. the end toward which effort or action is directed; goal; purpose: Profit is the object of business.
  4. a person or thing with reference to the impression made on the mind or the feeling or emotion elicited in an observer: an object of curiosity and pity.
  5. anything that may be apprehended intellectually: objects of thought.
  6. Optics. the thing of which a lens or mirror forms an image.
  7. Gram. (in many languages, as English) a noun, noun phrase, or noun substitute representing by its syntactical position either the goal of the action of a verb or the goal of a preposition in a prepositional phrase, as ball in John hit the ball, Venice in He came to Venice, coin and her in He gave her a coin. Cf. direct object, indirect object.
  8. Metaphys. something toward which a cognitive act is directed.
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  1. Magick is the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will.

  Aleister Crowley