from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A word or phrase in a sentence referring to the person or thing receiving the action of a transitive verb. For example, in English, in mail the letter and call him, letter and him are direct objects.

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  • noun grammar The noun or noun phrase that a verb is directly acting upon.

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  • noun the object that receives the direct action of the verb


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