Definition of Subject

1. Noun. The subject matter of a conversation or discussion. "His letters were always on the theme of love"

Exact synonyms: Theme, Topic
Generic synonyms: Content, Message, Subject Matter, Substance
Specialized synonyms: Bone Of Contention, Precedent, Head, Question, Keynote
Derivative terms: Thematic, Topical

2. Verb. Cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to. "People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation"

3. Adjective. Possibly accepting or permitting. "The time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation"
Exact synonyms: Capable, Open
Similar to: Susceptible
Derivative terms: Capability

4. Noun. Something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation. "A moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject"
Exact synonyms: Content, Depicted Object
Generic synonyms: Thing
Group relationships: Scene, View

5. Verb. Make accountable for. "He did not want to subject himself to the judgments of his superiors"
Generic synonyms: Submit

6. Adjective. Being under the power or sovereignty of another or others. "A dependent prince"
Exact synonyms: Dependent
Similar to: Subordinate
Derivative terms: Dependency

7. Noun. A branch of knowledge. "Anthropology is the study of human beings"

8. Verb. Make subservient; force to submit or subdue.
Exact synonyms: Subjugate
Specialized synonyms: Dragoon, Enslave
Generic synonyms: Dominate, Master
Derivative terms: Subjection, Subjection, Subjugation, Subjugator

9. Adjective. Likely to be affected by something. "He is subject to fits of depression"
Similar to: Affected

10. Noun. Some situation or event that is thought about. "It is a matter for the police"
Exact synonyms: Issue, Matter, Topic
Generic synonyms: Cognitive Content, Content, Mental Object
Specialized synonyms: Area, Blind Spot, Remit, Res Adjudicata, Res Judicata
Derivative terms: Matter, Topical

11. Verb. Refer for judgment or consideration. "The lawyers submitted the material to the court"
Exact synonyms: Submit
Specialized synonyms: Give, Return, Pass On, Relegate, Submit
Generic synonyms: Refer
Derivative terms: Submission

12. Noun. (grammar) one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the grammatical constituent about which something is predicated.
Category relationships: Grammar
Generic synonyms: Constituent, Grammatical Constituent

13. Noun. A person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation. "The cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities"
Exact synonyms: Case, Guinea Pig
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul

14. Noun. A person who owes allegiance to that nation. "A monarch has a duty to his subjects"
Exact synonyms: National
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Group relationships: Country, Land, Nation
Specialized synonyms: Citizen, Compatriot, Nationalist, Patriot
Derivative terms: National

15. Noun. (logic) the first term of a proposition.
Category relationships: Logic
Generic synonyms: Term

Definition of Subject

1. a. Placed or situated under; lying below, or in a lower situation.

2. n. That which is placed under the authority, dominion, control, or influence of something else.

3. v. t. To bring under control, power, or dominion; to make subject; to subordinate; to subdue.

Definition of Subject

1. Adjective. likely to be affected by or experience something. ¹

2. Adjective. conditional upon ¹

3. Noun. (grammar) In a clause: the word or word group (usually a noun phrase) that is dealt with. In active clauses with verbs denoting an action, the '''subject''' and the actor are usually the same. ¹

4. Noun. The main topic of a paper, work of art, discussion, etc. ¹

5. Noun. A particular area of study. ¹

6. Noun. A citizen in a monarchy. ¹

7. Noun. A person ruled over by another, especially a monarch or state authority. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive construed with '''to''') To cause (someone or something) to undergo a particular experience, especially one that is unpleasant or unwanted. ¹

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Definition of Subject

1. to cause to experience [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Subject

subito accelerando
subject (current term)
subject area
subject case
subject cases
subject clause
subject clauses
subject complement
subject field
subject heading
subject indexing
subject matter

Literary usage of Subject

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Types of Teaching by Lida Belle Earhart (1915)
"Since an understanding of what subject-matter is, and a clear view of the ... Where subject-matter first exists In the first place, subject-matter always ..."

2. The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle by Aristotle, Frank Hesketh Peters (1881)
"We must be content if we can attain to so much Exactness precision in our statement as the subject before us muted by admits of; for the same degree of ..."

3. Principles of Biochemistry for Students of Medicine, Agriculture and Related by Thorburn Brailsford Robertson (1920)
"THE NATURE AND SCOPE OF THE subject. The subject-matter of biochemistry is the application of the known principles of chemistry and physical chemistry to ..."

4. General Sociology: An Exposition of the Main Development in Sociological by Albion Woodbury Small (1905)
"... CHAPTER I THE subject-MATTER OF SOCIOLOGY L The proposition to be developed in this chapter, and then in greater detail throughout the syllabus, ..."

5. General Sociology: An Exposition of the Main Development in Sociological by Albion Woodbury Small (1905)
"... in greater detail throughout the syllabus, is that the subject; . ... that it could have a subject-matter not already preempted by other sciences. ..."

6. Life of Nathanael Greene, Major-general in the Army of the Revolution by George Washington Greene (1871)
"Conway Cabal the subject of Camp Talk. — Greene's Opinion of Washington's Strategy. — Lay and Professional Critics. — Bitter Attacks on Washington. ..."

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