Standard built-in objects
The term "global objects" (or standard built-in objects) here is not to be confused with the global object. Here, "global objects" refer to objects in the global scope.
The global object itself can be accessed using the
this operator in the global scope. In fact, the global scope consists of the properties of the global object, including inherited properties, if any.
Other objects in the global scope are either created by the user script or provided by the host application. The host objects available in browser contexts are documented in the API reference.
Standard objects by category
These global properties return a simple value. They have no properties or methods.
These global functions—functions which are called globally, rather than on an object—directly return their results to the caller.
Error objects are a special type of fundamental object. They include the basic
Error type, as well as several specialized error types.
Numbers and dates
These objects represent collections of data which are ordered by an index value. This includes (typed) arrays and array-like constructs.
These objects interact with the garbage collection mechanism.
Control abstraction objects
Control abstractions can help to structure code, especially async code (without using deeply nested callbacks, for example).
Additions to the ECMAScript core for language-sensitive functionalities.