a thing or person that is being discussed, described or dealt with
an unpleasant subject of conversation
books on many different subjects
a magazine article on the subject of space travel
I have nothing more to say on the subject.
I wish you'd change the subject (= talk about sth else) .
How did we get onto the subject of marriage?
We seem to have got off the subject we're meant to be discussing.
Nelson Mandela is the subject of a new biography.
Climate change is still very much a subject for debate .
an area of knowledge studied in a school, college, etc.
Biology is my favourite subject.
a person or thing that is the main feature of a picture or photograph, or that a work of art is based on
Focus the camera on the subject.
Classical landscapes were a popular subject with many 18th century painters.
a person or thing being used to study sth, especially in an experiment
We need male subjects between the ages of 18 and 25 for the experiment.
a noun, noun phrase or pronoun representing the person or thing that performs the action of the verb ( I in I sat down. ), about which sth is stated ( the house in the house is very old ) or, in a passive sentence, that is affected by the action of the verb ( the tree in the tree was blown down in the storm )
a person who has the right to belong to a particular country, especially one with a king or queen
a British subject
likely to be affected by sth, especially sth bad
Flights are subject to delay because of the fog.
depending on sth in order to be completed or agreed
The article is ready to publish, subject to your approval.
All the holidays on offer are subject to availability.
under the authority of sth/sb
All nuclear installations are subject to international safeguards.
controlled by the government of another country
to bring a country or group of people under your control, especially by using force
The Roman Empire subjected most of Europe to its rule.
to make sb/sth experience, suffer or be affected by sth, usually sth unpleasant
to be subjected to ridicule
The city was subjected to heavy bombing.
The defence lawyers claimed that the prisoners had been subjected to cruel and degrading treatment.
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
近义词: content,depicted object
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
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
近义词: discipline,subject area,subject field,field,field of study,study,bailiwick
(grammar) one of the two main constituents of a sentence;the grammatical constituent about which something is predicated
(logic) the first term of a proposition
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
a person who owes allegiance to that nation
- a monarch has a duty to his subjects
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
近义词: case,guinea pig
refer for judgment or consideration
- The lawyers submitted the material to the court
make accountable for
- He did not want to subject himself to the judgments of his superiors
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 subservient;force to submit or subdue
likely to be affected by something
- the bond is subject to taxation
- he is subject to fits of depression
being under the power or sovereignty of another or others
- subject peoples
- a dependent prince
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