- 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
How to use subject in a sentence
Nationally, more than 100,000 students were subjected to the practices.National Ban on School Use of Seclusion and Restraint of Students Introduced in Congress|by Jodi S. Cohen, ProPublica and Jennifer Smith Richards, Chicago Tribune|November 19, 2020|ProPublica
We first started with allowing her to choose which subject she tackled first, then second.Distance learning was a disaster. So I decided to teach my daughter myself.|Tracey Lewis-Giggetts|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
They also note that the documents would be subject to confidentiality restrictions and could be used only in the context of the lawsuits.The Boeing 737 MAX Is Cleared to Fly. Families of People Who Died on the Planes Wait for Answers.|by Alec MacGillis|November 19, 2020|ProPublica
Jung would schedule a two-part series of talks on the subject.The Synchronicity of Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung - Issue 93: Forerunners|Paul Halpern|November 18, 2020|Nautilus
Laptops get hot when you subject them to resource-intensive activities.Apple’s M1 chip makes the new MacBook Air shockingly good|Stan Horaczek|November 18, 2020|Popular Science
Can we find a way to prevent invidious discrimination without subjecting ourselves to government-enforced ideologies?
Subjecting them to a majority vote would have also allowed the bills to be subject to amendment, which could include a clean CR.
He is merciless toward his characters, subjecting them to all manner of suffering and cruelty.The Werewolf Novel as Post-9/11 Political Allegory?|Roxane Gay|May 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The people on the waterfront are irresponsibly subjecting their children to unacceptable conditions.
It consisted in subjecting some of the docile herbivora more fully to human mastership.Man And His Ancestor|Charles Morris
Sogrange strolled around the room, subjecting it everywhere to a close scrutiny.The Double Four|E. Phillips Oppenheim
There is no use of trying to do too much and you have begun to show the strain to which you have been subjecting yourself.Mrs. Raffles|John Kendrick Bangs
The best oil was made by subjecting the berries at first to a gentle pressure only.The Private Life of the Romans|Harold Whetstone Johnston
This may be demonstrated by subjecting the solution to electrolysis in a U-tube (p. 45).
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 (ˈsʌbdʒɪkt) (usually postpositive and foll by to)
verb (səbˈdʒɛkt) (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