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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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. 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.
  4. make vulnerable or liable to; "People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. cause to experience or suffer; "He subjected me to his awful poetry"; "The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. refer for judgment or consideration; "She submitted a proposal to the agency" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 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.
  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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. 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
  11. a person who owes allegiance to that nation; "a monarch has a duty to his subjects" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the grammatical constituent about which something is predicated Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. (logic) the first term of a proposition Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Subjection. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. One who is under the government of a monarch. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. not exempt from tax; "the gift will be subject to taxation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. (grammar) one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the grammatical constituent about which something is predicated Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. make accountable for; "He did not want to subject himself to the judgments of his superiors" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. 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
  26. Placed or situated under; lying below, or in a lower situation. Newage Dictionary DB
  27. 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
  28. Exposed; liable; prone; disposed; as, a country subject to extreme heat; men subject to temptation. Newage Dictionary DB
  29. Obedient; submissive. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. That which is placed under the authority, dominion, control, or influence of something else. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. The person who is treated of; the hero of a piece; the chief character. Newage Dictionary DB
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. The principal theme, or leading thought or phrase, on which a composition or a movement is based. Newage Dictionary DB
  39. The incident, scene, figure, group, etc., which it is the aim of the artist to represent. Newage Dictionary DB
  40. To bring under control, power, or dominion; to make subject; to subordinate; to subdue. Newage Dictionary DB
  41. To expose; to make obnoxious or liable; as, credulity subjects a person to impositions. Newage Dictionary DB
  42. To submit; to make accountable. Newage Dictionary DB
  43. To make subservient. Newage Dictionary DB
  44. To cause to undergo; as, to subject a substance to a white heat; to subject a person to a rigid test. Newage Dictionary DB
  45. 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.
  46. Under the power of another: liable, exposed: subordinate: subservient. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  47. Being under authority; subordinate; liable; exposed. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  48. Being under the power of another; subordinate; liable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.

Usage examples for subject

  1. Please say no more; please don't follow up that subject – Washington Square by Henry James
  2. And a pretty subject it is! – A Simpleton by Charles Reade
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