NounTheme (plural Themes)
- a subject of a talk or an artistic piece; a topic.
- a recurring idea; a motif.
- (music) the main melody of a piece of music, especially one that is the source of variations.
- (computing, figuratively) The collection of color schemes, sounds, artwork etc., that "skin" an environment towards a particular motif.
- (grammar) stem of a word
- (linguistics) thematic relation of a noun phrase to a verb
- (linguistics) theta role in generative grammar and government and binding theory.
- (linguistics) topic, what is being talked about, as opposed to rheme
- A regional unit of organisation in the Byzantine empire.
Adjectives for Theme
lofty; abstract; everlasting; anti-social; pathetic; prolific; gracious; inspiring; majestic; unpleasant; paramount; inviting;curious; earnest; amusing; unsympathetic; spiritual; characteristic; animating; exotic; weak; idle; imperial; debatable; supermundane; pastoral; poetic; varying; irksome; inexhaustible; realistic; extraneous; fruitful; favorite; rusty; dangerous; conversational; immediate; romantic; human; pregnant; copious (pi); prevailing.
Verbs for Theme
allot—; alter—; clothe—; color—; comprehend—; criticize—; discard—; dramatize—; elucidate—; embellish—; embody—; evolve —; exhaust—; expatiate on—; expound—; found—; give rise to—; handle—; harp on —; interpret—; intertwine—; launch—; plunge into—; revert—; set forth—; tackle —; unfold—; variate—; vary—; ventilate —; voice—; weave—; —deals; —depicts; —dominates; —portrays; —stands upright; —symolizes.
IC analysis, accidence, action, affix, affixation, allomorph, anagnorisis, angle, architectonics, architecture, argument, article, atmosphere, background, background detail, basis, bound morpheme, burden, case, catastrophe, causerie, chapter, characterization, color, complication, composition, concept, concern, conjugation, continuity, contrivance, core, cutting, declension, decorative composition, decorative style, denouement, derivation, descant, design, detail, development, device, difference of form, discourse, discussion, disquisition, dissertation, enclitic, episode, essay, essence, etude, examination, excursus, exercise, exposition, fable, falling action, feature, figure, first approach, focus of attention, focus of interest, foil, foreground detail, form, formative, free form, gimmick, gist, head, heading, homily, idea, immediate constituent analysis, incident, infix, infixation, inflection, introductory study, issue, keynote, leitmotiv, line, living issue, local color, lucubration, main point, matter, matter in hand, meat, memoir, monograph, mood, morceau, morph, morpheme, morphemic analysis, morphemics, morphology, morphophonemics, motif, motive, movement, mythos, national style, note, notion, ornamental motif, outline, pandect, paper, paradigm, paragraph, pattern, period style, peripeteia, phrase, piece, plan, plot, point, point at issue, point in question, prefix, prefixation, preliminary study, problem, proclitic, prolegomenon, question, radical, recognition, repeated figure, research paper, review, rising action, root, rubric, scheme, screed, secondary plot, setting, sketch, slant, special article, stem, story, structure, study, style, subject, subject matter, subject of thought, subplot, substance, suffix, suffixation, survey, switch, term paper, text, thematic development, thesis, thread, tone, topic, touch, tract, tractate, treatise, treatment, twist, word-formation
From Old French tesme (French: thème), from Latin thema, from Ancient Greek θέμα (théma), from τίθημι (tithemi, “I put, place”), reduplicative from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁- (“to put, place, do”) (whence also English do).
- The translations below need to be checked.