subject

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subject is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
subject

NounEdit

Singular
subject

Plural
subjects

  1. A subject is a branch of knowledge in school, college or university, such as English, math, science, and history.
    The subject of the class is English literature.
  2. In English grammar, the subject of a sentence is usually a noun that comes before the verb. This noun is usually the thing that is doing the action, and it is usually the topic of the sentence.
    In the sentence, "Tom gave the box to Wilma", Tom is the subject.
  3. A subject is a person who is governed by a king, queen, emperor, etc.

AdjectiveEdit

Positive
subject

Comparative
more subject

Superlative
most subject

  1. If someone or something is subject to something, they are likely to be affected by it or experience it.
    Home prices are even more subject to change than gas prices.

VerbEdit

Plain form
subject

Third-person singular
subjects

Past tense
subjected

Past participle
subjected

Present participle
subjecting

  1. (transitive) To make someone do something unpleasant
    They were subjected to intense labor.

PronunciationEdit

noun
verb
  • enPR: səb-jĕktʹ
  • IPA (key): /səbˈdʒɛkt/ or /sʌbˈdʒɛkt/
  • SAMPA: /s@b"dZEkt/
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