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  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. being under the power or sovereignty of another or others; "subject peoples"; "a dependent prince" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a person who owes allegiance to that nation; "a monarch has a duty to his subjects" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the grammatical constituent about which something is predicated Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. (logic) the first term of a proposition Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. make vulnerable or liable to; "People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. cause to experience or suffer; "He subjected me to his awful poetry"; "The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. not exempt from tax; "the gift will be subject to taxation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. refer for judgment or consideration; "She submitted a proposal to the agency" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. (grammar) one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the grammatical constituent about which something is predicated Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. make accountable for; "He did not want to subject himself to the judgments of his superiors" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. make subservient; force to submit or subdue Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. Placed or situated under; lying below, or in a lower situation. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. Placed under the power of another; specifically (International Law), owing allegiance to a particular sovereign or state; as, Jamaica is subject to Great Britain. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. Exposed; liable; prone; disposed; as, a country subject to extreme heat; men subject to temptation. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. Obedient; submissive. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. That which is placed under the authority, dominion, control, or influence of something else. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. That which is subjected, or submitted to, any physical operation or process; specifically (Anat.), a dead body used for the purpose of dissection. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. That which is brought under thought or examination; that which is taken up for discussion, or concerning which anything is said or done. Newage Dictionary DB
  27. The person who is treated of; the hero of a piece; the chief character. Newage Dictionary DB
  28. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  29. That in which any quality, attribute, or relation, whether spiritual or material, inheres, or to which any of these appertain; substance; substratum. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. The principal theme, or leading thought or phrase, on which a composition or a movement is based. Newage Dictionary DB
  32. The incident, scene, figure, group, etc., which it is the aim of the artist to represent. Newage Dictionary DB
  33. To bring under control, power, or dominion; to make subject; to subordinate; to subdue. Newage Dictionary DB
  34. To expose; to make obnoxious or liable; as, credulity subjects a person to impositions. Newage Dictionary DB
  35. To submit; to make accountable. Newage Dictionary DB
  36. To make subservient. Newage Dictionary DB
  37. To cause to undergo; as, to subject a substance to a white heat; to subject a person to a rigid test. Newage Dictionary DB
  38. 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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  39. 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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  40. 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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  41. 1. A person under medical or surgical treatment. 2. An animal upon which an experiment is being made. 3. A body for dissection. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  42. A cadaver. One who is treated for a disease. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  43. Under the power of another: liable, exposed: subordinate: subservient. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  44. 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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  45. 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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  46. Being under authority; subordinate; liable; exposed. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  47. One under another's authority; one owing allegiance to a sovereign; that which is treated or handled; theme. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  48. To bring under the power of; put under; subdue; make liable to; cause to undergo. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  49. To make subject; submit; subdue; render liable to, as a penalty. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  50. Subjection. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  51. Being under the power of another; subordinate; liable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  52. One who is under the government of a monarch. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  53. Something subjected to operation, thought, emotion, or discussion; in grammar, the word or phrase denoting the thing spoken of; the nominative case. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  54. 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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  55. 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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  56. To bring under the power or dominion of; to put under; to enslave; to expose; to submit; to cause to undergo. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  57. Being or living under the power or dominion of another; exposed; liable, either from extraneous or inherent causes; obedient; tributary. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  58. 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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  59. To bring under; to subdue; to expose; to make liable; to put under or within the power of; to enslave; to cause to undergo. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  60. In subject-oriented programming, a subject isa collection of classes or class fragments whose classhierarchy models its domain in its own, subjective way. Asubject may be a complete application in itself, or it may bean incomplete fragment that must be composed with othersubjects to produce a complete application. Subjectcomposition combines class hierarchies to produce new subjectsthat incorporate functionality from existing subjects. foldoc_fs
  61. Placed under the power of another; specifically , owing allegiance to a particular sovereign or state; as, Jamaica is subject to Great Britain. dictgcide_fs
  62. That which is subjected, or submitted to, any physical operation or process; specifically , a dead body used for the purpose of dissection. dictgcide_fs
  63. sub'jekt, adj. under the power of another: liable, prone, disposed: exposed: subordinate, tributary: subservient.--n. 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: a person supposed to be peculiarly sensitive to hypnotic influence: that which it is the object of the artist to express, the scheme or idea of a work of art: a picture representing action and incident: that of which anything is said or of which a discourse treats, bringing many things under a common head: the mind, regarded as the thinking power, in contrast with the object, that about which it thinks: topic: matter, materials: the general plan of any work of art.--v.t. SUBJECT', to throw or bring under: to bring under the power of: to make subordinate or subservient: to subdue: to enslave: to expose or make liable to: to cause to undergo.--n. SUBJEC'TION, the act of subjecting or subduing: the state of being subject to another.--adj. SUBJECT'IVE, relating to the subject: derived from one's own consciousness: denoting those states of thought or feeling of which the mind is the conscious subject--opp. to Objective.--adv. SUBJECT'IVELY.--n. SUBJECT'IVENESS.--v.t. SUBJECT'IVISE.--ns. SUBJECT'IVISM, a philosophical doctrine which refers all knowledge to, and founds it upon, subjective states; SUBJECT'IVIST, one who holds to subjectivism.--adj. SUBJECTIVIST'IC.--adv. SUBJECTIVIST'ICALLY.--ns. SUBJECTIV'ITY, state of being subjective: that which is treated subjectively; SUB'JECT-MATTER, a tautological compound for subject, theme, topic; SUB'JECT-OB'JECT, the immediate object of cognition, or the thought itself; SUB'JECTSHIP, the state of being subject. [Fr. sujet--L. subjectus--sub, under, jac[)e]re, to throw.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  64. [Latin] That to or about which anything is done; especially, a living person upon whom experiments are tried or treatment is performed, or a cadaver which is used in dissection (Anatomical s.). na
  65. [Latin] That to which qualities of mind or body belong; the conscious self, mind, or ego. na
  66. (Archaic, poet.) subjacent (survey the s. plains); under government, not independent, owing obedience to, (a s. province, tribe; is held s., in subjection; has long been s. to France; States s. to foreign rule; we are all s. to the laws of nature, the law of the land); liable or exposed or prone to (thing; persons s. to gout; is very s. to damage, envy, &c.); s. (a. & adv.) to, conditional (ly) upon, on the assumption of, without precluding, (treaty is s. to ratification, not valid unless ratified; the arrangement is made, or is, s. to your approval; s. to your consent, I propose to try again; s. to correction, these are the facts). [middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  67. Person s. to political rule, any member of a State except the Sovereign, any member of a s. State, (rulers& ss.; the ss. of the Sultan; the loyaity of My ss.; the liberty of the s., such immunities as are secured to ss. under constitutional rule; the Indians are our ss.; also fig., as the ss. of King Shakspere); (Log., Gram.) that member of a proposition about which something is predicated, the noun or noun-equivalent with which the verb of a sentence is made to agree in number &c., (s. & predicate are the essential parts of a sentence; every verb has a s. expressed or understood, not every verb has an object); (Metaphys.) thinking& feeling entity, the mind, the ego, the conscious self, as opp. all that is external to the mind (s. & object, the ego& the non-ego, self& not-self, the consciousness& what it is or may be conscious of), the substance or substratum of anything as opp. its attributes; theme of or of discussion or description or representation, matter (to be) treated of or dealt with, (never talks on serious ss.; proposed a s. for the debate; a tabooed, ticklish, interesting, dull, s.; what is the s. of the poem, story, picture?; constantly wanders from the s.; pastoral, genre, marine, historical, &c., s. in painting; s. of piece of music, base-melody, leading phrase, motif; s. for dissection, or s., dead body; was made the s. of an experiment; could write if I could think of a s.); circumstance that gives occasion for specified feeling or action (is a s. for ridicule, pity, rejoicing, congratulation); person of specified usu. undesirable bodily or mental tendencies (a sensitive, bilious, plethoric, hysterical, ill-conditioned, &c., s.); s.-heading, in index collecting references to a s.; s.-matter, matter treated of in book &c.; s.-object, object of sense or thought as it is conceived of (opp. object-object, as it is in fact). Hence subject less a. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  68. Subdue (nation &c. usu. to one\'s sway &c.); expose, make liable, treat, to (rudeness subjects one to retorts in kind; must be subjected to great heat; shall s. it to criticism). So subjection n. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  69. A person or animal subjected to treatment or experiment. American pocket medical dictionary.
  70. A body for dissection. American pocket medical dictionary.
  71. An individual subjected to observation, treatment, or experiment. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  72. A cadaver used for dissection. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  73. [L.] (Log.) In a proposition, the term of which anything is affirmed or denied, i.e. predicated. See Predicate. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  74. n. [Latin] One who or that which is placed under influence, operation or dominion in general ; one who is placed under civil authority; one who owes allegiance to a sovereign or other political ruler or government, and is governed by the laws of the state;-one who acknowledges the authority of a spiritual head, teacher, &c.;-that which is brought under any physical process ; chemical substance ; matter ;-that on which any operation is performed in anatomy; living body, limb, &c.; especially, a dead body or part of a dead body for purposes of dissection ; - that in which any attribute, relation, or quality inheres or exists : substance ;-that on which any mental operation is performed ; object of inquiry or examination ; matter of thought ; point of dispute; topic treated of ;-the chief incidents, facts, or matters described or written about ; the chief character or hero of a poem, play, tale, &c. ;-in the arts, the design of a composition or picture ; that which is sought to be embodied or represented ;-in music, the principal theme or melody of a movement :-in grammar, the nominative case to a verb passive;-in logic, that of which any thing is predicated or denied;-in philosophy, the active and immediate sentient and thinking faculty which forms conceptions or ideas of the object; the Ego as opposed to the Non-ego or object. Cabinet Dictionary

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