Subject can mean "topic," as in "Let's change the subject." It can also mean "to make someone do something," as in "Don't let your dad subject you to an hour-long lecture on fishing." It can also mean everyone in a country who is not the ruler, as in "The king greeted his subjects when he returned from abroad."
Short description: the thing that is being discussed, considered, or studied
A subject could be a broad branch of knowledge, like Biology, or a very narrow focus, like the effects of drought on avocados. If you are painting a portrait, the person posing for you is your subject. Subject can also mean beholden, or subordinate. If you are traveling in England, but not an English subject, or citizen, then you are still subject to English law.
- Paul has strong opinions on most subjects.
- The further a subject is from what’s in the background, the more pronounced and sharp it looks compared to the rest of the photo.
- Since we couldn’t get together on our story, Aunt Puss changed the subject.
*New word description, story and part of "EXAMPLE SENTENCE" are cited in Vocabulary
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