Definitions for subject

Definitions for (noun) subject

Main entry: subject, content, depicted object

Definition: something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation

Usage: a moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject

Main entry: topic, subject, matter, issue

Definition: some situation or event that is thought about

Usage: he kept drifting off the topic; he had been thinking about the subject for several years; it is a matter for the police

Main entry: field, field of study, study, subject, subject area, subject field, bailiwick, discipline

Definition: a branch of knowledge

Usage: in what discipline is his doctorate?; teachers should be well trained in their subject; anthropology is the study of human beings

Main entry: subject

Definition: (grammar) one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the grammatical constituent about which something is predicated

Main entry: subject

Definition: (logic) the first term of a proposition

Main entry: subject, topic, theme

Definition: the subject matter of a conversation or discussion

Usage: he didn't want to discuss that subject; it was a very sensitive topic; his letters were always on the theme of love

Main entry: national, subject

Definition: a person who owes allegiance to that nation

Usage: a monarch has a duty to his subjects

Main entry: subject, guinea pig, case

Definition: a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation

Usage: the subjects for this investigation were selected randomly; the cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities

Definitions for (verb) subject

Main entry: subject, submit

Definition: refer for judgment or consideration

Usage: The lawyers submitted the material to the court

Main entry: subject

Definition: make accountable for

Usage: He did not want to subject himself to the judgments of his superiors

Main entry: subject

Definition: cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to

Usage: He subjected me to his awful poetry; The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills; People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation

Main entry: subject, subjugate

Definition: make subservient; force to submit or subdue

Definitions for (adj) subject

Main entry: subject

Definition: likely to be affected by something

Usage: the bond is subject to taxation; he is subject to fits of depression

Main entry: dependent, subject

Definition: being under the power or sovereignty of another or others

Usage: subject peoples; a dependent prince

Main entry: subject, capable, open

Definition: possibly accepting or permitting

Usage: a passage capable of misinterpretation; open to interpretation; an issue open to question; the time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation

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