1. The subject matter of a conversation or discussion (synset 106612141)
    "he didn't want to discuss that subject"; "it was a very sensitive topic"; "his letters were always on the theme of love"
  2. Something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation (synset 104354303)
    "a moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject"
  3. A branch of knowledge (synset 106005806)
    "in what discipline is his doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings"
  4. Some situation or event that is thought about (synset 105822417)
    "he kept drifting off the topic"; "he had been thinking about the subject for several years"; "it is a matter for the police"
  5. (grammar) one of the two main constituents of a sentence;
    The grammatical constituent about which something is predicated (synset 106320921)
  6. A person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures;
    Someone who is an object of investigation (synset 110688105)
    "the subjects for this investigation were selected randomly"; "the cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities"
  7. A person who owes allegiance to that nation (synset 109648571)
    "a monarch has a duty to his subjects"
  8. (logic) the first term of a proposition (synset 106321115)
  1. Possibly accepting or permitting (synset 302370095)
    "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"
  2. Being under the power or sovereignty of another or others (synset 302337856)
    "subject peoples"; "a dependent prince"
  3. Likely to be affected by something (synset 300072167)
    "the bond is subject to taxation"; "he is subject to fits of depression"
  1. Cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to (synset 202115410)
    "He subjected me to his awful poetry"; "The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills"; "People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation"
  2. Make accountable for (synset 201120710)
    "He did not want to subject himself to the judgments of his superiors"
  3. Make subservient;
    Force to submit or subdue (synset 202502465)

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