ETYM Old Eng. suget, Old Fren. souzget, sougit (in which the first part is Latin subtus below, from sub under), subgiet, subject, French sujet, from Latin subjectus lying under.
Being under the power or sovereignty of another or others SYN. dependent.
Not exempt from tax.
ETYM From Latin subjectus, through an old form of French sujet. Related to Subject.
1. The subject matter of a conversation or discussion; SYN. topic, theme.
2. Something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation; SYN. content, depicted object.
3. A person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation; SYN. case, guinea pig.
In music, a principal melody of a work, similar to a theme. The term is used specifically to describe the main musical ideas of a sonata-form movement, as in first and second subjects. It is also used to describe the opening melody of a fugue, which appears in imitation in all the voices. A fugue has only one subject, except in double and triple fugues.
(Linguistics) The grammatical constituent about which something is predicated in a sentence.
In grammar, the noun or pronoun that carries out the action of the verb in a sentence (“The dog chased the cat”). The subject also controls the form (number) of the verb.
1. To cause to experience or suffer:
2. To make accountable for:
3. To make liable:
4. To make vulnerable or liable to