Associations to the word «Theme»


THEME, noun. A subject of a talk or an artistic piece; a topic.
THEME, noun. A recurring idea; a motif.
THEME, noun. (music) The main melody of a piece of music, especially one that is the source of variations.
THEME, noun. (film) (television) A song, or a snippet of a song, that identifies a film, a TV program, a character, etc. by playing at the appropriate time.
THEME, noun. (computing) (figuratively) The collection of color schemes, sounds, artwork etc., that "skin" an environment towards a particular motif.
THEME, noun. (grammar) The stem of a word
THEME, noun. (linguistics) thematic relation of a noun phrase to a verb
THEME, noun. (linguistics) Theta role in generative grammar and government and binding theory.
THEME, noun. (linguistics) Topic, what is generally being talked about, as opposed to rheme
THEME, noun. A regional unit of organisation in the Byzantine empire.
THEME, verb. (computing) (transitive) To apply a theme to; to change the visual appearance and/or layout of (software).
THEME PARK, noun. An amusement park that has one or more specific central themes, often as part of its name
THEME PARKS, noun. Plural of theme park
THEME SONG, noun. (music) (broadcasting) A song which accompanies a television or radio program, usually as an intro or outro.
THEME SONGS, noun. Plural of theme song

Dictionary definition

THEME, 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".
THEME, noun. A unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work; "it was the usual `boy gets girl' theme".
THEME, noun. (music) melodic subject of a musical composition; "the theme is announced in the first measures"; "the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it".
THEME, noun. An essay (especially one written as an assignment); "he got an A on his composition".
THEME, noun. (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem".
THEME, verb. Provide with a particular theme or motive; "the restaurant often themes its menus".

Wise words

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