Noun Definition


1.Definition: (grammar) one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the grammatical constituent about which something is predicated

Category: General

2.Definition: (logic) the first term of a proposition

Category: General

3.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):bailiwick, discipline, field, study

Category: General

4.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):case, guinea pig

Category: People

5.Definition: a person who owes allegiance to that nation

"A monarch has a duty to his subjects"

Related Noun(s):national

Category: People

6.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):issue, matter, topic

Category: General

7.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):content

Category: Objects

8.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):theme, topic

Category: General