|1.||[ 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"
|Related terms:||message question keynote bone_of_contention precedent|
|2.||[ noun ] some situation or event that is thought about|
|Synonyms:||issue matter topic|
"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|
"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|
"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|
"the subjects for this investigation were selected randomly" "the cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities"
|6.||[ noun ] a person who owes allegiance to that nation|
"a monarch has a duty to his subjects"
|Related terms:||person citizen patriot compatriot nation|
|7.||[ verb ] cause to experience or suffer|
: "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|
"the gift will be subject to taxation"
|10.||[ verb ] make accountable for|
: "He did not want to subject himself to the judgments of his superiors"
|11.||[ 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"
|Related terms:||affect queer expose incur put expose vitriol bacterize refract shipwreck experience|
|12.||[ verb ] make accountable for|
"He did not want to subject himself to the judgments of his superiors"
|Related terms:||submit predispose|
|13.||[ verb ] make subservient; force to submit|
|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|
"a passage capable of misinterpretation" "open to interpretation" "an issue open to question" "the time is subject to much variation"
|15.||[ verb ] refer for judgment or consideration|
"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|
"subject peoples" "a dependent prince"