Part of speech: verb

To make subject; submit; subdue; render liable to, as a penalty.

Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Being under the power of another; subordinate; liable.

Part of speech: noun

One who is under the government of a monarch.

Part of speech: noun

Something subjected to operation, thought, emotion, or discussion; in grammar, the word or phrase denoting the thing spoken of; the nominative case.

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Usage examples "subject":

  1. The parts sometimes made of steel are those subject to great wear, and for which strength with a minimum of size is necessary, as piston springs, piston rods, connecting rods, cranks, crank pins, and valve rods. - "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
  2. Evidently they had been talking for some time, and they were full of their subject. - "Paradise Bend", William Patterson White.
  3. But- but what a very funny subject for us to get on! - "Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories", Kathleen Norris.