The subject matter of a conversation or discussion:
— He didn't want to discuss that subject.
Roget 454: subject of thought, material for thought; food for the mind, mental pabulum. subject, subject matter; matter, theme, noemata [Gr.], topic, what it is about, thesis, text, business, ... show more
Dutch: onderwerp, thematiek
Polish: przedmiot, temat
Something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation:
— A moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject.
A branch of knowledge:
— Teachers should be well trained in their subject.
Dutch: domein, gebied, sfeer, terrein, veld
Polish: gałąź, dyscyplina, płaszczyzna, dziedzina, dział, obszar, domena, niwa, teren, sfera
Some situation or event that is thought about:
— He had been thinking about the subject for several years.
Dutch: van belang zijn, gegeven, issue, item, materie, onderwerp, punt, stof, thema
grammar One of the two main constituents of a sentence; the grammatical constituent about which something is predicated.
Dutch: onderwerp, subject
Polish: podmiot, subiekt
A person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation:
— The subjects for this investigation were selected randomly.
Dutch: cavia, onderdane, proefkonijn, onderdaan
Polish: królik doświadczalny
A person who owes allegiance to that nation:
— A monarch has a duty to his subjects.
logic The first term of a proposition.
Cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to.
Dutch: blootstellen, onderwerpen
Make accountable for.
Make subservient; force to submit or subdue.
Roget 749: be subject etc. adj.; be at the mercy of, lie at the mercy of; depend upon, lean upon, hang upon; fall a prey to, fall under; play second fiddle. be a mere machine, be a puppet, ... show more
Dutch: bedwingen, kleinkrijgen, knechten, onderwerpen
Possibly accepting or permitting:
— The time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation.
Being under the power or sovereignty of another or others:
— Subject peoples.
Likely to be affected by something.
Moby thesaurus: IC analysis, above, academic specialty, action, actor, affair, agent, anagnorisis, angle, answerable to, application, appositive, apt, architect, architectonics, architecture, area, argument, atmosphere, attribute ... show more.
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