subject
1. [ noun ] the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
Synonyms: theme topic
Examples:

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

Related terms: message question keynote bone_of_contention precedent
2. [ noun ] some situation or event that is thought about
Synonyms: issue matter topic
Examples:

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

Related terms: content area res_judicata blind_spot count
3. [ noun ] a branch of knowledge
Synonyms: field study discipline bailiwick field_of_study branch_of_knowledge subject_field subject_area
Examples:

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

Related terms: knowledge_domain theology science humanistic_discipline engineering ology architecture protology futuristics allometry military_science frontier communication_theory major occultism numerology bibliotics theogony learn
4. [ noun ] (fine art) something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation
Synonyms: depicted_object content
Examples:

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

Related terms: entity thing scene
5. [ noun ] a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation
Synonyms: case guinea_pig
Examples:

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

Related terms: person
6. [ noun ] a person who owes allegiance to that nation
Synonyms: national
Examples:

"a monarch has a duty to his subjects"

Related terms: person citizen patriot compatriot nation
7. [ verb ] cause to experience or suffer
Examples:

: "He subjected me to his awful poetry" "The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills"

Related terms: affect expose put expose shipwreck refract bacterize experience
8. [ noun ] (linguistics) one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the grammatical constituent about which something is predicated
Related terms: constituent grammar
9. [ adjective ] not exempt from tax
Examples:

"the gift will be subject to taxation"

Related terms: taxable
10. [ verb ] make accountable for
Examples:

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

Related terms: submit
11. [ verb ] cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to
Examples:

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

Related terms: affect queer expose incur put expose vitriol bacterize refract shipwreck experience
12. [ verb ] make accountable for
Examples:

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

Related terms: submit predispose
13. [ verb ] make subservient; force to submit
Synonyms: subjugate
Related terms: dominate dragoon enslave national subjugation subjugator
14. [ adjective ] (`capable' is usually followed by `of' or `to') possibly accepting or permitting
Synonyms: subject_to capable open_to open
Examples:

"a passage capable of misinterpretation" "open to interpretation" "an issue open to question" "the time is subject to much variation"

Related terms: susceptible
15. [ verb ] refer for judgment or consideration
Synonyms: submit
Examples:

"She submitted a proposal to the agency"

Related terms: refer relegate give return submission
16. [ noun ] (logic) the first term of a proposition
Related terms: term logic
17. [ adjective ] being under the power or sovereignty of another or others
Synonyms: dependent
Examples:

"subject peoples" "a dependent prince"

Related terms: subordinate
Similar spelling:   subjective
  subjection
  subject_to
  subjacent
  subsection