Definition of subject (noun)
- the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
- something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation
- a branch of knowledge
- some situation or event that is thought about
- (grammar) one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the grammatical constituent about which something is predicated
- a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation
- a person who owes allegiance to that nation
- "a monarch has a duty to his subjects"
- synonyms: national
- (logic) the first term of a proposition
Definition of subject (verb)
- 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"
- make accountable for
- "He did not want to subject himself to the judgments of his superiors"
- make subservient; force to submit or subdue
- synonyms: subjugate
- refer for judgment or consideration
- "The lawyers submitted the material to the court"
- synonyms: submit
Definition of subject (adjective)
- possibly accepting or permitting
- being under the power or sovereignty of another or others
- "subject peoples"; "a dependent prince"
- synonyms: dependent
- likely to be affected by something
- "the bond is subject to taxation"; "he is subject to fits of depression"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet