HyperDic: subject

English > 14 senses of the word subject:
NOUNcommunicationsubject, topic, themethe subject matter of a conversation or discussion
artifactsubject, content, depicted objectsomething (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation
cognitionsubject, discipline, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, study, bailiwicka branch of knowledge
cognitionsubject, topic, issue, mattersome situation or event that is thought about
communicationsubject(grammar) one of the two main constituents of a sentence
person subject, case, guinea piga person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures
person subject, nationala person who owes allegiance to that nation
communicationsubject(logic) the first term of a proposition
VERBperceptionsubjectcause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to
competitionsubjectmake accountable for
socialsubject, subjugatemake subservient
ADJECTIVEallsubject, capable, openpossibly accepting or permitting
allsubject, dependentbeing under the power or sovereignty of another or others
allsubjectlikely to be affected by something
subject > pronunciation
Soundssahbjheh'kt; sah'bjhihkt
Rhymesabject ... wrecked: 66 rhymes with ehkt...
addict ... verdict: 24 rhymes with ihkt...
English > subject: 14 senses > adjective 1
MeaningPossibly accepting or permitting.
Example "the time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation"
Synonymscapable, open
Broadersusceptible(often followed by 'of' or 'to') yielding readily to or capable of
English > subject: 14 senses > adjective 2
MeaningUnder the power or sovereignty of another or others.
Example"subject peoples"
Synonymdependent
Broadersubordinatesubject or submissive to authority or the control of another
Spanishsúbdito
Nounssubjecta person who owes allegiance to that nation
English > subject: 14 senses > adjective 3
MeaningLikely to be affected by something.
Examples
  • "the bond is subject to taxation"
  • "he is subject to fits of depression"
Broaderaffectedacted upon
Spanishsujeto
Catalansubjecte
Nounssubjecta person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures
English > subject: 14 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningThe subject matter of a conversation or discussion.
Example"he didn't want to discuss that subject"
Synonymstopic, theme
Narrowerbone of contentionThe subject of a dispute
keynoteThe principal theme in a speech or literary work
precedentA subject / subject mentioned earlier (preceding in time)
question, headThe subject matter at issue
Broadermessage, content, subject matter, substanceWhat a communication that is about something is about
Spanishasunto, contenido, materia, objeto, tema
Catalanassumpte, matèria, objecte, tema
English > subject: 14 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningSomething (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"
Synonymscontent, depicted object
Part ofscene, viewgraphic art consisting of the graphic or photographic representation of a visual percept
BroaderthingA separate and self-contained entity
Spanishcontenido, objeto representado, tema
Catalancontingut, objecte representat
English > subject: 14 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningA branch of knowledge.
Example "teachers should be well trained in their subject"
Synonymsdiscipline, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, study, bailiwick
NarrowerallometryThe study of the relative growth of a part of an organism in relation to the growth of the whole
architectureThe discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings
biblioticsThe scientific study of documents and handwriting etc. especially to determine authorship or authenticity
communications, communication theoryThe discipline that studies the principles of transmiting information and the methods by which it is delivered (as print or radio or television etc.)
engineering, engineering science, applied science, technologyThe discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems
escapologyThe study of methods of escaping (especially as a form of entertainment)
frontierAn undeveloped field of study
futurology, futuristicsThe study or prediction of future developments on the basis of existing conditions
genealogyThe study or investigation of ancestry and family history
graphologyThe study of handwriting (especially as an indicator of the writer's character or disposition)
humanistic discipline, humanities, liberal arts, artsstudies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)
landscape architectureThe branch of architecture dealing with the arrangement of land and buildings for human use and enjoyment
majorThe principal field of study of a student at a university / university
military scienceThe discipline dealing with the principles of warfare
numerologyThe study of the supposed occult influence of numbers on human affairs
occultismThe study of the supernatural
ologyAn informal word (abstracted from words with this ending) for some unidentified branch of knowledge
protologyThe study of origins / origins and first things
science, scientific disciplineA particular branch of scientific knowledge
theogonyThe study of the origins and genealogy of the gods
theology, divinityThe rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
Broaderknowledge domain, knowledge base, domainThe content of a particular field of knowledge
Spanishámbito, área de estudio, area de jurisdicción, área, área temática, campo de estudio, campo, disciplina, estudio, ramo, tema, terreno
Catalanàmbit, àrea, àrea temàtica, camp d'estudi, camp, disciplina, estudi, matèria, tema
English > subject: 14 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningSome situation or event that is thought about.
Example "he had been thinking about the subject for several years"
Synonymstopic, issue, matter
NarrowerareaA subject of study
blind spotA subject about which you are ignorant or prejudiced and fail to exercise good judgment
remitThe topic that a person, committee, or piece of research is expected to deal with or has authority to deal with
res judicata, res adjudicataA matter already settled in court
Broadercontent, cognitive content, mental objectThe sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
Spanishasunto, cuestión, materia, tema
Catalanassumpte, matèria, qüestió, tema
English > subject: 14 senses > noun 5, communication
Meaning(grammar) one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the grammatical constituent about which something is predicated.
CategorygrammarThe branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
Broaderconstituent, grammatical constituent(grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger / larger grammatical construction
Spanishsujeto
Catalansubjecte
English > subject: 14 senses > noun 6, person
MeaningA 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"
Synonymscase, guinea pig
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Adjectivessubjectlikely to be affected by something
English > subject: 14 senses > noun 7, person
MeaningA person who owes allegiance to that nation.
Example"a monarch has a duty to his subjects"
Synonymnational
Member ofnation, land, countryThe people who live in a nation or country
NarrowercitizenA native or naturalized member of a state or other political community
compatriotA person from your own country / country
patriot, nationalistOne who loves and defends his or her country
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Spanishciudadano
Catalanciutadà
Adjectivessubjectbeing under the power or sovereignty of another or others
Verbssubjectmake subservient
English > subject: 14 senses > noun 8, communication
Meaning(logic) the first term of a proposition.
CategorylogicThe branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
BroadertermOne of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition
English > subject: 14 senses > verb 1, perception
MeaningCause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Examples
  • "He subjected me to his awful poetry"
  • "The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills"
  • "People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation"
Cause toexperience, see, go throughgo or live through
Narrowerbacterize, bacterisesubject to the action of bacteria
exposeexpose to light, of photographic film
exposeexpose or make accessible to some action or influence
incurmake oneself subject to
putCause (someone) to undergo something
refractsubject to refraction
shipwreckCause to experience shipwreck
vitriolexpose to the effects of vitriol or injure with vitriol
Broaderaffect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touchHave an effect upon
English > subject: 14 senses > verb 2, competition
Meaningmake accountable for.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"He did not want to subject himself to the judgments of his superiors"
BroadersubmitYield to the control of another
Spanishsometerse, supeditar
Catalansupeditar
English > subject: 14 senses > verb 3, social
Meaningmake subservient; force to submit / submit or subdue.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsubjugate
Narrowerdragoonsubjugate by imposing troops
enslavemake a slave of
Broaderdominate, masterHave dominance or the power to defeat over
Spanishsometer, subyugar
Catalansotmetre, subjugar
Nounssubjecta person who owes allegiance to that nation
subjectionthe act of conquering / conquering
subjectionforced submission to control by others

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