- 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
Example sentences from the Web for subject
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
It is I who should ask pardon of you for subjecting you to insults.Miser Farebrother (vol 2 of 3)|Benjamin Leopold Farjeon
I love it for the sake of them, for it is through them that I succeed in subjecting it to my will.Louisa Of Prussia and Her Times|Louise Muhlbach
The oldest method of subjecting a patient to electric influence is that in which static electricity is employed.
The only way of separating it out was to liquefy the gases by subjecting them to extreme cold.Inventions of the Great War|A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
With the higher pressures thus obtained there is consequently no reason for subjecting the moving parts to greater forces.Gas-Engines and Producer-Gas Plants|R. E. Mathot
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