Subject meaning

sŭb'jĕkt', -jĭkt
Subject is defined as to make someone or something experience something.

An example of subject is leaving someone in the room with another person who won't stop talking.

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A subject is someone or something that is under the authority of another or others.

An example of subject is having to obey rules.

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The definition of subject is someone or something likely to do or be affected by something or someone.

An example of subject is a child who tends to throw fits when they don't get their way.

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A subject is someone or something that is under the control of another.

An example of subject is a person living in England being under the authority of the queen.

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Contingent or dependent.

A vacation subject to changing weather.

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Subject means something or someone that is a topic of a discussion, writing, art piece or area of study.

An example of subject is a class about US History.

An example of subject is a series of paintings featuring trees.

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Being in a position or in circumstances that place one under the power or authority of another or others.

Subject to the law.

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Prone; disposed.

A child who is subject to colds.

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A course or area of study.

Math is her best subject.

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The term of a proposition about which something is affirmed or denied.
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To subjugate; subdue.
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To submit to the authority of.

Peoples that subjected themselves to the emperor.

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Under the authority or control of, or owing allegiance to, another.

Subject peoples.

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Having a disposition or tendency; liable (to)

Subject to fits of anger.

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Liable to receive; exposed (to)

Subject to censure.

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Contingent or conditional upon (with to)

Subject to your approval.

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A person under the authority or control of another; esp., a person owing allegiance to a particular ruler, government, etc.
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Someone or something made to undergo a treatment, experiment, analysis, dissection, etc.
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Something dealt with in discussion, study, writing, painting, etc.; theme.
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The main theme or melody of a musical composition or movement, esp., the opening theme in a fugue.
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Originating cause, reason, or motive.
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Any of the various courses of study in a school or college; branch of learning.
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The noun or other substantive that is one of the two immediate constituents of a sentence and about which something is said in the predicate.
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That part of a proposition about which something is said; that which is affirmed or denied.
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To place under or below.
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To bring under the authority or control of; cause to owe allegiance.
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To make liable or vulnerable.

To subject oneself to the contempt of others.

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To cause to experience or receive some action or treatment.

To subject someone to interrogation, subject a new drug to rigorous testing.

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To place before; submit.

A plan subjected for approval.

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Likely to be affected by or to experience something.

A country subject to extreme heat.

Menu listings and prices are subject to change.

He's subject to sneezing fits.

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Conditional upon.

The local board sets local policy, subject to approval from the State Board.

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Placed or situated under; lying below, or in a lower situation.

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Placed under the power of another; owing allegiance to a particular sovereign or state.
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(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.

In the sentence "˜The mouse is eaten by the cat in the kitchen.', "˜The mouse' is the subject, "˜the cat' being the agent.

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The main topic of a paper, work of art, discussion, field of study, etc.
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A particular area of study.

Her favorite subject is physics.

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I am a British subject.

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A person ruled over by another, especially a monarch or state authority.
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(music) The main theme or melody, especially in a fugue.
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A human, animal or an inanimate object that is being examined, treated, analysed, etc.
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(construed with to) To cause (someone or something) to undergo a particular experience, especially one that is unpleasant or unwanted.
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Likely to incur or receive; exposed.

A directive subject to misinterpretation.

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One who is under the rule of another or others, especially one who owes allegiance to a government or ruler.
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A basis for action; a cause.
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The noun, noun phrase, or pronoun in a sentence or clause that denotes the doer of the action or what is described by the predicate.
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To cause to experience, undergo, or be acted upon.

Suspects subjected to interrogation; rocks subjected to intense pressure.

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Origin of subject

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin subiectus from past participle of sūbicere to subject sub- sub- iacere to throw yē- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English subget, from Old French suget, from Latin subiectus (“lying under or near, adjacent, also subject, exposed"), as a noun, subiectus (“a subject, an inferior"), subiectum (“the subject of a proposition"), past participle of subiciō (“throw, lay, place"), from sub (“under, at the foot of") + iaciō (“throw, hurl").
    From Wiktionary