- likely to be affected by or experience something.
- Menu listings and prices are subject to change.
- He's subject to sneezing fits.
- conditional upon
- The local board sets local policy, subject to approval from the State Board.
NounSubject (plural Subjects)
- (grammar) In a clause: the word or word group (usually a noun phrase) that is dealt with. In active clauses with verbs denoting an action, the subject and the actor are usually the same.
- “In the sentence ‘The mouse is eaten by the cat in the kitchen.’, ‘The mouse’ is the subject, ‘the cat’ being the agent.”
- The main topic of a paper, work of art, discussion, etc.
- A particular area of study.
- Her favorite subject is physics.
- A citizen in a monarchy.
- I am a British subject.
- A person ruled over by another, especially a monarch or state authority.
- (transitive, construed with to) To cause (someone or something) to undergo a particular experience, especially one that is unpleasant or unwanted.
Adjectives for Subject
contemporary; congenial; cognate; bruited; unhappy; abstract; apt; truer; humble; elevated; practical; tragical; touching; imaginable; despairing; dutiful; recurring; distressed; rebellious; incongruous; turbulent; daring; controversial; unruly; absorbing; varied (pi); analogous; fruitful; painful; related; utilitarian; historical; well-deter¬mined; idealistic; copious (pi); immediate; hypnotic; impressionable; intoxicating; diversified; rich; miscellaneous (pi); delicate; responsive; base; scriptural; antiquated; facetious; non-technical; allegorical; extraneous; unpleasant; proposed; dominant; preciplent; docile; kindred; thinking; suitable; abstruse; dehydrated; unwelcome; invaluable; horrified; corpulent; unwilling; traitorous; ephemeral; foolscap; stern; passive; coherent; striking; ethical; admiss-able; tributary; somber; decorative; obscure; vexed; isolated; leisure; least; unfortunate; tempted; philosophical; sentient; 'dehumanized; aggrieved; obtuse.
Verbs for Subject
abuse—; allude to—; ally to—; approach— assail—; bedevil—; branch off—; broach— brood over—; brush upon—; circumvent— comment on—; comprehend—; converse on —; debate on—; delve into—; depict—; dis¬miss—; draw upon—; edit—; evade—; ex¬haust—; exorcise—; expatiate on—; ex¬pound—; grasp—; hurry through—; intro¬duce—; investigate—; master—; mention—; nourish—; obscure—; phrase—; ponder over—; pursue—; return to—; scorn—; shake—; summarize—; tackle—; wrap one¬self up in—; —associates; —baffles; —s bruit; —deals; —engages; —exalts; —illum¬inates; —s interweave; —intrigues; —s range; —reacts; —recurs; —stimulates; — takes shape; —throws; —treats; —unfolds; —warms; harp on—.
Adverbs for Subject
minutely; perpetually; humiliatingly; rigorously; civilly; morally; debasingly; tyrannically; dictatorially.
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< Middle English subget < Old French suget < Latin subiectus (“lying under or near, adjacent, also subject, exposed”), as a noun, subiectus (“a subject, an inferior”), subiectum (“the subject of a proposition”), past participle of subiciō (“throw, lay, place”) < sub (“under, at the foot of”) + iaciō (“throw, hurl”).
- enPR: səb-jĕktʹ, IPA: /səbˈdʒɛkt/, /sʌbˈdʒɛkt/, SAMPA: /s@b"dZEkt/
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- Rhymes: -ɛkt
- Hyphenation: sub‧ject
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