Pronunciation of subject: S AH0 B JH EH1 K T
Number of syllables of subject: 2
Definition of subject
- (n): 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"
- (n): 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"
- (n): 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"
- (n): (grammar) one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the grammatical constituent about which something is predicated
- (n): (logic) the first term of a proposition
- (n): 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"
- (n): a person who owes allegiance to that nation; "a monarch has a duty to his subjects"
- (n): 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"
- (v): refer for judgment or consideration; "She submitted a proposal to the agency"
- (v): make accountable for; "He did not want to subject himself to the judgments of his superiors"
- (v): 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"
- (v): make subservient; force to submit or subdue
- (s): being under the power or sovereignty of another or others; "subject peoples"; "a dependent prince"
- (s): 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"
Examples of subject
- The separation of the articles suits the subject matter.
- The subject matter is deserving of coverage.
- The planet Pluto is the primary topic of this subject.
- Consider the nature and quantity of the subject matter.
- The topic is the subject of intense scholarly debate.
- The subject matter is practically the same.
- The needs of the subject matter should take precedence.
- The subject matter is of foliage and flowers.
- I also find the subject matter nauseating.
- The subject matter of the cases was often whimsical.