Definitions of subject

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To make subject; submit; subdue; render liable to, as a penalty.
  4. make vulnerable or liable to; " People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation"
  5. cause to experience or suffer; " He subjected me to his awful poetry"; " The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills"
  6. refer for judgment or consideration; " She submitted a proposal to the agency"
  7. To bring under the power or dominion of; to put under; to enslave; to expose; to submit; to cause to undergo.
  8. To bring under; to subdue; to expose; to make liable; to put under or within the power of; to enslave; to cause to undergo.
  9. 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"
  10. a person who owes allegiance to that nation; " a monarch has a duty to his subjects"
  11. one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the grammatical constituent about which something is predicated
  12. ( logic) the first term of a proposition
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. One under another's authority; one owing allegiance to a sovereign; that which is treated or handled; theme.
  16. Subjection.
  17. One who is under the government of a monarch.
  18. Something subjected to operation, thought, emotion, or discussion; in grammar, the word or phrase denoting the thing spoken of; the nominative case.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. not exempt from tax; " the gift will be subject to taxation"
  22. ( grammar) one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the grammatical constituent about which something is predicated
  23. make accountable for; " He did not want to subject himself to the judgments of his superiors"
  24. 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"
  25. Placed or situated under; lying below, or in a lower situation.
  26. Placed under the power of another; specifically ( International Law), owing allegiance to a particular sovereign or state; as, Jamaica is subject to Great Britain.
  27. Exposed; liable; prone; disposed; as, a country subject to extreme heat; men subject to temptation.
  28. Obedient; submissive.
  29. That which is placed under the authority, dominion, control, or influence of something else.
  30. 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.
  31. That which is subjected, or submitted to, any physical operation or process; specifically ( Anat.), a dead body used for the purpose of dissection.
  32. That which is brought under thought or examination; that which is taken up for discussion, or concerning which anything is said or done.
  33. The person who is treated of; the hero of a piece; the chief character.
  34. 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.
  35. That in which any quality, attribute, or relation, whether spiritual or material, inheres, or to which any of these appertain; substance; substratum.
  36. 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.
  37. The principal theme, or leading thought or phrase, on which a composition or a movement is based.
  38. The incident, scene, figure, group, etc., which it is the aim of the artist to represent.
  39. To bring under control, power, or dominion; to make subject; to subordinate; to subdue.
  40. To expose; to make obnoxious or liable; as, credulity subjects a person to impositions.
  41. To submit; to make accountable.
  42. To make subservient.
  43. To cause to undergo; as, to subject a substance to a white heat; to subject a person to a rigid test.
  44. 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.
  45. Under the power of another: liable, exposed: subordinate: subservient.
  46. Being under authority; subordinate; liable; exposed.
  47. Being under the power of another; subordinate; liable.
  48. 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.
  49. Being or living under the power or dominion of another; exposed; liable, either from extraneous or inherent causes; obedient; tributary.
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