Theme Definition

thēm
themed, themes, theming
noun
themes
A topic or subject, as of a lecture, sermon, essay, etc.
Webster's New World
A subject of artistic representation.
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A recurring, unifying subject or idea; motif.
Webster's New World
A short essay, esp. one written as an assignment in a school course.
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A short melody used as the subject of a musical composition.
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verb
To give a theme to; specif., to plan according to a central theme.
A themed restaurant.
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(computing) To apply a theme to; to change the visual appearance and/or layout of (software).
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Other Word Forms of Theme

Noun

Singular:
theme
Plural:
themes

Origin of Theme

  • From Old French tesme (French: thème), from Latin thema, from Ancient Greek θέμα (théma), from τίθημι (tithemi, “I put, place"), reduplicative from Proto-Indo-European *dÊ°eh₁- (“to put, place, do") (whence also English do).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English teme, theme from Old French tesme from Latin thema from Greek dhē- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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