Subject - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈsʌbdʒɪkt|  American pronunciation of the word subject
Brit.  |ˈsʌbdʒɪkt|  British pronunciation of the word subject
- the subject matter of a conversation or discussion (syn: theme, topic)
- something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation (syn: content)
- a branch of knowledge (syn: bailiwick, discipline, field, study)
- some situation or event that is thought about (syn: issue, matter, topic)
- (grammar) one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the grammatical constituent about which something is predicated
- a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation (syn: case)
- a person who owes allegiance to that nation (syn: national)
- (logic) the first term of a proposition
- cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to
- make accountable for
- make subservient; force to submit or subdue (syn: subjugate)
- possibly accepting or permitting (syn: capable, open)
- being under the power or sovereignty of another or others (syn: dependent)
- likely to be affected by something


The new museum is the subject of an article in today's paper.

Death is a difficult subject that few people like to talk about.

I need to break the news to her, but I'm not sure how to bring up the subject.

If you're interested in linguistics, I know an excellent book on the subject.

An excellent book on the subject of linguistics

These meetings would be much shorter if we could keep him from getting off the subject.

The morality of capital punishment is a frequent subject of debate.

Chemistry was my favorite subject in high school.

The classes cover a variety of subject areas, including mathematics and English.

The people were subjected to the conqueror's rule.

This metal should not be subjected to too high temperatures.

He subjected his ideas to the scientific society.

Paul has strong opinions on most subjects.

The subjects covered in this chapter are exercise and nutrition.

Truffaut's childhood memories were the subject of his first film.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: subject
he/she/it: subjects
present participle: subjecting
past tense: subjected
past participle: subjected
singular: subject
plural: subjects
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