- that which thinks, feels, perceives, intends, etc., as contrasted with the objects of thought, feeling, etc.
- the self or ego.
verb (used with object)
Origin of subject
SYNONYMS FOR subject
Examples from the Web for 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
RELATED: Annie Leibovitz's 'Pilgrimage' (Photos) The subjects for Pilgrimage, on the other hand, are intimate objects.Annie Leibovitz Talks About ‘Pilgrimage,’ Susan Sontag, Vogue & More|Justin Jones|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dickens taught comparatively little about the subjects of instruction or the methods of teaching them.Dickens As an Educator|James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes
In all nature-work with the child, the subjects treated should be made interesting and beautiful.The Renewal of Life; How and When to Tell the Story to the Young|Margaret Warner Morley
In place of either of these subjects you may substitute the retelling of another story of Hawthorne's you have read.Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year|E.C. Hartwell
It was remarkable, too, how he kept up his interest in subjects at which he had formerly worked.The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume I (of II)|Charles Darwin
It was further stipulated that all subjects should be of full legal age.The Career of Leonard Wood|Joseph Hamblen Sears
British Dictionary definitions for subjects
- 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 Formssubjectable, adjectivesubjectability, nounsubjectless, adjectivesubject-like, adjective
Word Origin for subject
Culture definitions for subjects
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 subjects
In addition to the idiom beginning with subject
- subject to, be
- change the subject