What does the word topic mean?

Usage examples for topic

  1. She turned him to another topic in some hurry. – The Man Who Knew by Edgar Wallace
  2. Perhaps she heard the haunting questions which he did not utter, for she suddenly turned from the topic of the boy and said: You're surprised at my bothering you with all this when we really know each other so slightly. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  3. But what Mrs. Wimble said upon this unnecessary topic meant really: 'You're both too much for me; my hopes are set on Tom. – The Promise of Air by Algernon Blackwood