Definitions of subject

  1.   being under the power or sovereignty of another or others; " subject peoples"; " a dependent prince"
  2.   One under the power of another: one under allegiance to a sovereign: that on which any operation is performed: that which is treated or handled: ( anat.) a dead body for dissection: ( art) that which it is the object of the artist to express: that of which anything is said: topic: matter, materials.
  3.   That in which any quality, attribute, or relation, whether spiritual or material, inheres, or to which any of these appertain; substance; substratum.
  4.   To bring under power or control; to make subordinate or secondary; render liable; expose; as, to subject a person to unpleasantness; to cause to undergo; as, to subject a substance to heat.
  5.   Exposed; liable; prone; disposed; as, a country subject to extreme heat; men subject to temptation.
  6.   To bring under the power of; put under; subdue; make liable to; cause to undergo.
  7.   To bring under; to subdue; to expose; to make liable; to put under or within the power of; to enslave; to cause to undergo.
  8.   The person who is treated of; the hero of a piece; the chief character.
  9.   Being under the power or control of another; as, to be subject to a king; exposed; liable: with to; as, subject to temptation; subject to change.
  10.   Placed under the power of another; specifically ( International Law), owing allegiance to a particular sovereign or state; as, Jamaica is subject to Great Britain.
  11.   a person who owes allegiance to that nation; " a monarch has a duty to his subjects"
  12.   One who owes allegiance to a sovereign; one who lives under the dominion of another; that which is treated or handled in speaking, writing, art, & c.; materials; matter; a dead body for dissection; the theme; the topic; the hero of a piece; in logic and gram., that part of a proposition concerning which anything is affirmed or denied.
  13.   To throw or bring under: to bring under the power of: to make subordinate or subservient: to subdue: to ensalve: to expose or make liable to: to cause to undergo.
  14.   refer for judgment or consideration; " She submitted a proposal to the agency"
  15.   One who is under the government of a monarch.
  16.   To expose; to make obnoxious or liable; as, credulity subjects a person to impositions.
  17.   the subject matter of a conversation or discussion; " he didn't want to discuss that subject"; " it was a very sensitive topic"; " his letters were always on the theme of love"
  18.   The principal theme, or leading thought or phrase, on which a composition or a movement is based.
  19.   Under the power of another: liable, exposed: subordinate: subservient.
  20.   To make subject; submit; subdue; render liable to, as a penalty.
  21.   1. A person under medical or surgical treatment. 2. An animal upon which an experiment is being made. 3. A body for dissection.
  22.   That which is placed under the authority, dominion, control, or influence of something else.
  23.   One under another's authority; one owing allegiance to a sovereign; that which is treated or handled; theme.
  24.   That of which anything is affirmed or predicated; the theme of a proposition or discourse; that which is spoken of; as, the nominative case is the subject of the verb.
  25.   something ( a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation; " a moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject"
  26.   Obedient; submissive.
  27.   One who is under the power or control of another; one who owes allegiance to a monarch; as, the rights of subjects; that which is treated in writing, speaking, etc., or concerning which anything is said or done; topic; the word or word group in a sentence, denoting that of which anything is affirmed: distinguished from predicate, the thing affirmed.
  28.   Subjection.
  29.   A cadaver. One who is treated for a disease.
  30.   Being under authority; subordinate; liable; exposed.
  31.   make vulnerable or liable to; " People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation"
  32.   To bring under control, power, or dominion; to make subject; to subordinate; to subdue.
  33.   a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation; " the subjects for this investigation were selected randomly"; " the cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities"
  34.   cause to experience or suffer; " He subjected me to his awful poetry"; " The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills"
  35.   Being or living under the power or dominion of another; exposed; liable, either from extraneous or inherent causes; obedient; tributary.
  36.   ( grammar) one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the grammatical constituent about which something is predicated
  37.   Specifically: One who is under the authority of a ruler and is governed by his laws; one who owes allegiance to a sovereign or a sovereign state; as, a subject of Queen Victoria; a British subject; a subject of the United States.
  38.   Hence, that substance or being which is conscious of its own operations; the mind; the thinking agent or principal; the ego. Cf. Object, n., 2.
  39.   To submit; to make accountable.
  40.   make subservient; force to submit or subdue
  41.   one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the grammatical constituent about which something is predicated
  42.   That which is subjected, or submitted to, any physical operation or process; specifically ( Anat.), a dead body used for the purpose of dissection.
  43.   Something subjected to operation, thought, emotion, or discussion; in grammar, the word or phrase denoting the thing spoken of; the nominative case.
  44.   To bring under the power or dominion of; to put under; to enslave; to expose; to submit; to cause to undergo.
  45.   That which is brought under thought or examination; that which is taken up for discussion, or concerning which anything is said or done.
  46.   a branch of knowledge; " in what discipline is his doctorate?"; " teachers should be well trained in their subject"; " anthropology is the study of human beings"
  47.   possibly accepting or permitting; " a passage capable of misinterpretation"; " open to interpretation"; " an issue open to question"; " the time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation"
  48.   One who owes allegiance to a sovereign, and is governed by his laws; that on which any mental operation is performed; that which is treated or handled; that on which any physical operation is performed; that in which anything inheres or exists; the person who is treated of; the hero of a piece; that term of a proposition of which another is predicated; the principal melody or theme of a movement; that which it is the object and aim of the artist to express; a dead body for the purpose of dissection.
  49.   ( logic) the first term of a proposition
  50.   some situation or event that is thought about; " he kept drifting off the topic"; " he had been thinking about the subject for several years"; " it is a matter for the police"
  51.   Being under the power and dominion of another; liable from extraneous or from inherent causes; prone; disposed; being that on which a thing operates; obedient.
  52.   The incident, scene, figure, group, etc., which it is the aim of the artist to represent.
  53.   To cause to undergo; as, to subject a substance to a white heat; to subject a person to a rigid test.
  54.   Being under the power of another; subordinate; liable.
  55.   not exempt from tax; " the gift will be subject to taxation"
  56.   To make subservient.
  57.   Placed or situated under; lying below, or in a lower situation.
  58.   make accountable for; " He did not want to subject himself to the judgments of his superiors"
  59.   cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to; " He subjected me to his awful poetry"; " The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills"; " People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation"

Quotes of subject

  1. The public character of every public servant is legitimate subject of discussion, and his fitness or unfitness for office may be fairly canvassed by any person. – Charles Babbage
  2. Do not get elated at any victory, for all such victory is subject to the will of God. – Abu Bakr
  3. I was looking to do something non -fiction because I had done a strip, 'My Mom Was a Schizophrenic.' I really enjoyed the process of doing that strip, despite its subject matter. To do it I'd had to do a lot of research and reading and I figured I'd like to do that again. – Chester Brown
  4. Good critical writing is measured by the perception and evaluation of the subject bad critical writing by the necessity of maintaining the professional standing of the critic. – Raymond Chandler
  5. I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time. – Charles Dickens
  6. The painter's obsession with his subject is all that he needs to drive him to work. – Lucian Freud
  7. If the world were good for nothing else, it is a fine subject for speculation. – William Hazlitt
  8. My own interest developed because I thought it was a fascinating subject and something I wanted to pursue. – Jack Kilby
  9. Once I start writing about something, it goes off rather fast, and sometimes details which might be interesting such as what the room looked like or what somebody said that was not exactly on the same subject tend to get lost. – Kenneth Koch
  10. You don't say to a university professor who is immersed in a particular subject that they should get a life. They are encouraged to enjoy their subject and to pass it on. – Magnus Magnusson
  11. A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of creation. – Friedrich Nietzsche
  12. I liked math- that was my favorite subject and I was very interested in astronomy and in physical science. – Sally Ride
  13. In applying this subject to the melancholy event, which has deprived this Diocese of its venerable Bishop, we presume not to compare him with the blessed Apostle, of whom we have been speaking. – John Strachan
  14. I'm not sure whay I've been drawn to this subject except that murder is a subject that has always drawn people for as long as people have been telling stories. – Donna Tartt
  15. In the final analysis, the incident is seen as originating from an emotional expression of the frustration and anger of the proud people of China who had been subject to ever increasing oppression from without and decadent corruption from within. – Chen Ning Yang

Usage examples for subject

  1. “ " Well, I am rather tired of that subject she said, " and so I reckon it is just as well that you should stay here by your fire- I see you have one there- and that I should take my walk by myself." ” – The Late Mrs. Null by Frank Richard Stockton
  2. “ To go from one subject to another, observed Mr. Carlyle; there is a question I have long thought to put to you, Thorn, did we ever meet again. ” – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  3. Then he returned to the subject – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  4. The subject is to be about women as they are. ” – The Time of Roses by L. T. Meade
  5. And a pretty subject it is! ” – A Simpleton by Charles Reade
  6. Now we can see through the whole subject of value. ” – Political economy by W. Stanley Jevons
  7. Jessy changed the subject – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss
  8. Or about any other subject – The Disturbing Charm by Berta Ruck
  9. Are all things here subject to Him? ” – Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation by S. D. Gordon
  10. However, let us talk of a more interesting subject for instance, yourself. ” – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  11. Please say no more; please don't follow up that subject – Washington Square by Henry James
  12. She abruptly left the subject – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells
  13. But do tell Daisy, will you, doctor, said Preston, that it is a subject she cannot understand yet. ” – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  14. Dollar asked no questions at all; they dropped the subject there in the drive. ” – The Crime Doctor by Ernest William Hornung
  15. Nell Blossom was a subject of thought he could not escape. ” – The Heart of Canyon Pass by Thomas K. Holmes
  16. “ " I only remained to have a little quiet talk with you on this subject – Under a Charm, Vol. II. (of III) A Novel by E. Werner
  17. Have you ever heard me say a word I ought not on such a subject – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac
  18. “ Muriel said no more to him upon the subject of Nick. ” – The Way of an Eagle by Ethel M. Dell
  19. It made me laugh again, upon which she changed the subject – The Guest of Quesnay by Booth Tarkington
  20. There was no subject but that one. ” – Kent Knowles: Quahaug by Joseph C. Lincoln

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