subject


subject (http://definr.com/subject)

     adj 1: not exempt from tax; "the gift will be subject to taxation"
            [syn: subject(p)]
     2: being under the power or sovereignty of another or others;
        "subject peoples"; "a dependent prince" [syn: dependent]
     n 1: the subject matter of a conversation or discussion; "he
          didn't want to discuss that subject"; "it was a very
          sensitive topic"; "his letters were always on the theme
          of love" [syn: topic, theme]
     2: some situation or event that is thought about; "he kept
        drifting off the topic"; "he had been thinking about the
        subject for several years"; "it is a matter for the
        police" [syn: topic, issue, matter]
     3: a branch of knowledge; "in what discipline is his
        doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their
        subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings"
        [syn: discipline, subject area, subject field, field,
         field of study, study, bailiwick, {branch of
        knowledge}]
     4: 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" [syn: content, {depicted
        object}]
     5: 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"; "the cases that we studied were drawn
        from two different communities" [syn: case, guinea pig]
     6: a person who owes allegiance to that nation; "a monarch has
        a duty to his subjects" [syn: national]
     7: (linguistics) one of the two main constituents of a
        sentence; the grammatical constituent about which
        something is predicated
     8: (logic) the first term of a proposition
     v 1: cause to experience or suffer: "He subjected me to his awful
          poetry"; "The sergeant subjected the new recruits to
          many drills"
     2: make accountable for: "He did not want to subject himself to
        the judgments of his superiors"
     3: make vulnerable or liable to; "People in Chernobyl were
        subjected to radiation"
     4: make liable: "This action may subject you to certain
        penalties"
     5: make subservient; force to submit [syn: subjugate]