Noun Definition


1.Definition: (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed

Related Noun(s):base, radical, root, stem

Category: General

2.Definition: (music) melodic subject of a musical composition

"The theme is announced in the first measures", "The accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it"

Related Noun(s):idea

Category: General

3.Definition: a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work

"It was the usual `boy gets girl' theme"

Related Noun(s):motif

Category: General

4.Definition: an essay (especially one written as an assignment)

Related Noun(s):composition, paper, report

Category: General

5.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):subject, topic

Category: General