- a sum of money given or pledged as a contribution, payment, investment, etc.
- the right to receive a periodical for a sum paid, usually for an agreed number of issues.
- an arrangement for presenting a series of concerts, plays, etc., that one may attend by the payment of a membership fee: to purchase a 10-concert subscription.
- the right to receive a service or access text online for a certain period of time: a subscription to a media streaming service; a subscription to an online encyclopedia; a satellite-TV subscription.
- Chiefly British. the dues paid by a member of a club, society, etc.
- a fund raised through sums of money subscribed.
- a sum subscribed.
- the act of appending one's signature or mark, as to a document.
- a signature or mark thus appended.
- something written beneath or at the end of a document or the like.
- a document to which a signature is attached.
- assent, agreement, or approval expressed verbally or by signing one's name.
- Ecclesiastical. assent to or acceptance of a body of principles or doctrines, the purpose of which is to establish uniformity.
- Church of England. formal acceptance of the Thirty-nine Articles of 1563 and the Book of Common Prayer.
Origin of subscription
Examples from the Web for subscription
Back in the day, I marshaled some of the rare coins I had in junior high and took out a subscription to Rolling Stone.Stacks: Hitting the Note with the Allman Brothers Band
March 15, 2014
They also locked down a number of extra features like access to Netflix behind the subscription pay wall.Which Video Game System Is King?
November 26, 2013
Because who needs a social life when you have a Netflix subscription?Netflix Promises More ‘Arrested Development,’ Batman Prequel Coming to Fox
September 25, 2013
It was last updated two months ago, with the subscription to a channel called “Allah is the One.”Boston Bombing Suspects: What We Know About the Tsarnaev Brothers
April 19, 2013
Courtesy of Coombs, Manning now has a subscription to his favorite magazine, Scientific American.Bradley Manning's Life Behind Bars
December 17, 2010
It is contemplated to erect a monument, by subscription, to Mr. Fessenden's memory.Biographical Sketches
Possibly you consider our subscription books as such; I do not.The Gentleman From Indiana
In connection with his brothers, he made the first subscription to that fund.Cleveland Past and Present
It is proposed to get up a subscription for him without delay.The Mudfog and Other Sketches
If this was not granted, to refuse their subscription to the edict.The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI
Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
- a payment or promise of payment for consecutive issues of a magazine, newspaper, book, etc, over a specified period of time
- the advance purchase of tickets for a series of concerts, operas, etc
- (as modifier)a subscription concert
- an amount of money paid or promised, as to a charity, or the fund raised in this way
- an offer to buy shares or bonds issued by a company
- the act of signing one's name to a document, etc
- a signature or other appendage attached to the bottom of a document, etc
- agreement, consent, or acceptance expressed by or as if by signing one's name
- a signed document, statement, etc
- mainly British the membership dues or fees paid to a society or club
- acceptance of a fixed body of articles of faith, doctrines, or principles laid down as universally binding upon all the members of a Church
- med that part of a written prescription directing the pharmacist how to mix and prepare the ingredients: rarely seen today as modern drugs are mostly prepackaged by the manufacturers
- an advance order for a new product
- the sale of books, etc, prior to printing
- (as modifier)a subscription edition
- archaic allegiance; submission
Word Origin and History for subscription
c.1400, "piece of writing at the end of a document," from Middle French subscription, from Latin subscriptionem (nominative subscriptio) "anything written underneath, a signature," noun of action from past participle stem of subscribere (see subscribe for etymology and sense development).
- The part of a prescription giving the directions to the pharmacist.