- that which thinks, feels, perceives, intends, etc., as contrasted with the objects of thought, feeling, etc.
- the self or ego.
verb (used with object)
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Origin of subject
synonym study for subject
OTHER WORDS FROM subject
Words nearby subject
Example sentences from the Web for subject
Still, all of the company’s customers and others using this pricing mechanism were subject to such volatility.Environment Report: State Throws Cold Water on Pricing Scheme|MacKenzie Elmer|September 14, 2020|Voice of San Diego
After I folded the Duo, sometimes I ended up with the camera facing toward me, not my subject, and the Duo remained in selfie mode.Review of the Microsoft Surface Duo folding phone: Very pretty but just how useful is it?|Aaron Pressman|September 10, 2020|Fortune
How and when that collapse might occur is the subject of a five-year international collaborative research effort.New maps show how warm water may reach Thwaites Glacier’s icy underbelly|Carolyn Gramling|September 9, 2020|Science News
Kelvin Barrios could be the subject of yet another San Diego ethics violation.Morning Report: New Ethics Concerns for City Council Candidate|Voice of San Diego|September 3, 2020|Voice of San Diego
This article was co-published with The Atlantic and is not subject to our Creative Commons license.What Can Mayors Do When the Police Stop Doing Their Jobs?|by Alec MacGillis|September 3, 2020|ProPublica
Throughout the fifties, in city after city, fluoridation became the subject of fierce debate.
He allows the subject to float over to Hitchcock with a calm directness that I admire.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No one knows what they're about but Boba Fett is rumored to be the subject of one.Shocking New Reveals From Sony Hack: J. Law, Pitt, Clooney, and Star Wars|William Boot|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I had visited distilleries all over the world and reached a level of expertise about the subject.A Whisky Connoisseur Remembers That First Sip of The Macallan||December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Detainees there were subject to sleep deprivation, shackled to bars with their hands above their heads.
As, however, the whole plan of our proceedings was to be kept secret, I will not touch on that subject.A Voyage round the World|W.H.G. Kingston
This is all that was said between them on the subject, and, immediately the meal was over, they retired to their rooms.Halcyone|Elinor Glyn
The subject was accordingly dropped, and we hurried away to dress.Under the Meteor Flag|Harry Collingwood
See "Boulter's Letters" on this subject of the English rule.The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Vol. VII|Jonathan Swift
Happily the subject is usually picturesque, and old Holinshed at his worst was no contemptible writer.The Battaile of Agincourt|Michael Drayton
British Dictionary definitions for subject
- the predominant theme or topic, as of a book, discussion, etc
- (in combination)subject-heading
- that which thinks or feels as opposed to the object of thinking and feeling; the self or the mind
- a substance as opposed to its attributes
- the term of a categorial statement of which something is predicated
- the reference or denotation of the subject term of a statement. The subject of John is tall is not the name John, but John himself
adjective (?s?bd??kt) (usually postpositive and foll by to)
verb (s?b?d??kt) (tr)
Derived forms of subjectsubjectable, adjectivesubjectability, nounsubjectless, adjectivesubject-like, adjective
Word Origin for subject
Cultural definitions for subject
A part of every sentence. The subject tells what the sentence is about; it contains the main noun or noun phrase: “The car crashed into the railing”; “Judy and two of her friends were elected to the National Honor Society.” In some cases the subject is implied: you is the implied subject in “Get me some orange juice.” (Compare predicate.)
Idioms and Phrases with subject
In addition to the idiom beginning with subject
- subject to, be
- change the subject