Definitions of subject:
- noun: something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation
Example: "A moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject"
- noun: (grammar) one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the grammatical constituent about which something is predicated
- noun: (logic) the first term of a proposition
- noun: the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
Example: "He didn't want to discuss that subject"
- noun: a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation
Example: "The subjects for this investigation were selected randomly"
- noun: some situation or event that is thought about
Example: "He had been thinking about the subject for several years"
- noun: a branch of knowledge
Example: "Teachers should be well trained in their subject"
- noun: a person who owes allegiance to that nation
Example: "A monarch has a duty to his subjects"
- verb: cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to
Example: "He subjected me to his awful poetry"
- verb: make accountable for
Example: "He did not want to subject himself to the judgments of his superiors"
- verb: make subservient; force to submit or subdue
- verb: refer for judgment or consideration
- adjective: being under the power or sovereignty of another or others
Example: "Subject peoples"
- adjective: possibly accepting or permitting
Example: "The time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation"
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