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Definition of direct object noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

direct object

 noun
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a noun, noun phrase or pronoun that refers to a person or thing that is directly affected by the action of a verb In ‘I met him in town’, the word ‘him’ is the direct object. compare indirect object
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: direct object