Associations to the word «Subject»


SUBJECT, adjective. Likely to be affected by or to experience something.
SUBJECT, adjective. Conditional upon.
SUBJECT, adjective. Placed or situated under; lying below, or in a lower situation.
SUBJECT, adjective. Placed under the power of another; owing allegiance to a particular sovereign or state.
SUBJECT, 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.
SUBJECT, noun. An actor; one who takes action.
SUBJECT, noun. The main topic of a paper, work of art, discussion, field of study, etc.
SUBJECT, noun. A particular area of study.
SUBJECT, noun. A citizen in a monarchy.
SUBJECT, noun. A person ruled over by another, especially a monarch or state authority.
SUBJECT, noun. (music) The main theme or melody, especially in a fugue.
SUBJECT, noun. A human, animal or an inanimate object that is being examined, treated, analysed, etc.
SUBJECT, noun. (philosophy) A being that has subjective experiences, subjective consciousness, or a relationship with another entity.
SUBJECT, noun. (logic) That of which something is stated.
SUBJECT, verb. (transitive) (construed with to) To cause (someone or something) to undergo a particular experience, especially one that is unpleasant or unwanted.
SUBJECT CASE, noun. Synonym of subjective case.
SUBJECT CASES, noun. Plural of subject case
SUBJECT CLAUSE, noun. (grammar) a clause that is the subject of a sentence
SUBJECT CLAUSES, noun. Plural of subject clause
SUBJECT COMPLEMENT, noun. (grammar) A complement which is coupled to a subject.
SUBJECT HEADING, noun. (information science) The name of a category in which a bibliographical record is included.
SUBJECT HEADINGS, noun. Plural of subject heading
SUBJECT INDEXING, noun. (information science) The act of describing a document by index terms to indicate what the document is about or to summarize its content, the index terms often coming from a controlled vocabulary.
SUBJECT MATTER, noun. The matter or thought presented for consideration in some statement or discussion; that which is made the object of thought or study.
SUBJECT MATTER JURISDICTION, noun. (legal) In the law of civil procedure, the ability of a court to hear a case based on the authority granted to the court to hear that particular type of case.
SUBJECT MATTERS, noun. Plural of subject matter
SUBJECT OF LABOR, noun. (economics) (Marxism) Everything to which human labor is applied.
SUBJECT PRONOUN, noun. (grammar) A pronoun that is used as the subject of a sentence, such as "I", "he" or "we" in English.
SUBJECT PRONOUNS, noun. Plural of subject pronoun

Dictionary definition

SUBJECT, noun. The subject matter of a conversation or discussion; "he didn't want to discuss that subject"; "it was a very sensitive topic"; "his letters were always on the theme of love".
SUBJECT, 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".
SUBJECT, noun. A branch of knowledge; "in what discipline is his doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings".
SUBJECT, noun. Some situation or event that is thought about; "he kept drifting off the topic"; "he had been thinking about the subject for several years"; "it is a matter for the police".
SUBJECT, noun. (grammar) one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the grammatical constituent about which something is predicated.
SUBJECT, noun. A person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation; "the subjects for this investigation were selected randomly"; "the cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities".
SUBJECT, noun. A person who owes allegiance to that nation; "a monarch has a duty to his subjects".
SUBJECT, noun. (logic) the first term of a proposition.
SUBJECT, verb. Cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to; "He subjected me to his awful poetry"; "The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills"; "People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation".
SUBJECT, verb. Make accountable for; "He did not want to subject himself to the judgments of his superiors".
SUBJECT, verb. Make subservient; force to submit or subdue.
SUBJECT, verb. Refer for judgment or consideration; "The lawyers submitted the material to the court".
SUBJECT, adjective. Possibly accepting or permitting; "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".
SUBJECT, adjective. Being under the power or sovereignty of another or others; "subject peoples"; "a dependent prince".
SUBJECT, adjective. Likely to be affected by something; "the bond is subject to taxation"; "he is subject to fits of depression".

Wise words

All our words from loose using have lost their edge.
Ernest Hemingway