- 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
To put it rather uncharitably, the USPHS practiced a major dental experiment on a city full of unconsenting subjects.
They wrote about subjects that they knew intimately, or that troubled or fascinated them, which is what all novelists do.
Klaus espouses inflammatory views on a variety of subjects, some of which Cato happily embraced.Vaclav Klaus, Libertarian Hero, Has His Wings Clipped by Cato Institute|James Kirchick|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Poolaw spent most of his life (1906—84) documenting Indian subjects.
But records uncovered by the Senate Intelligence Committee suggest there may have been more than three subjects.The Most Gruesome Moments in the CIA ‘Torture Report’|Shane Harris, Tim Mak|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mrs. Woodbury paints in oils and water-colors; the latter are genre scenes, and among them are several Dutch subjects.
All the ordinary subjects in schools have been taught over and over again millions and millions of times.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
She apparently prefers to paint single figures of women and young girls, but her works include a variety of subjects.
Christopher Bennet died; a distinguished London physician, and writer on medical subjects.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Flowers, fruits, and insects were her favorite subjects, and were painted with rare delicacy.
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