Subject in a sentence as a noun

In this much-discussed subject, I'm surprised that two huge points never arise:1.

This doesn't make them experts on the subject or even any more informed than your average person.

The demand was the same: hand the Snowden material back or destroy it. I explained that we could not research and report on this subject if we complied with this request.

Subject in a sentence as a verb

He has a right to use his knife to cut his meat, a fork to hold it; may a patentee take from him the right to combine their use on the same subject?

The "if you have nothing to hide..." line is predicated on the viewer having final say about whether something is right/wrong, thus subordinating the subject to the viewer.

And so it's just common sense that any such broad-based operations that might be perceived as impacting our constitutional rights should be the subject of broad public debate.

Subject in a sentence as an adjective

When I stayed after class to ask you questions I was too shy to ask in class, or to just discuss the subject material in greater depth, youd answer in a very short, annoyed tone, as if you had more important things to do.

Reading some of the comments, I am reminded of the Greek concept of hubris...In particular, it is funny how programmers, who make their living by controlling complicated systems, jump to the conclusion that every complicated system is trivially subject to human control.

Subject definitions


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"

See also: topic theme


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"

See also: content


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"

See also: discipline field study bailiwick


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"

See also: topic issue matter


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


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"

See also: case


a person who owes allegiance to that nation; "a monarch has a duty to his subjects"

See also: national


(logic) the first term of a proposition


cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to; "He subjected me to his awful poetry"; "The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills"; "People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation"


make accountable for; "He did not want to subject himself to the judgments of his superiors"


make subservient; force to submit or subdue

See also: subjugate


refer for judgment or consideration; "The lawyers submitted the material to the court"

See also: submit


possibly accepting or permitting; "a passage capable of misinterpretation"; "open to interpretation"; "an issue open to question"; "the time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation"

See also: capable open


being under the power or sovereignty of another or others; "subject peoples"; "a dependent prince"

See also: dependent


likely to be affected by something; "the bond is subject to taxation"; "he is subject to fits of depression"