a.1.Placed or situated under; lying below, or in a lower situation.
2.(International Law) Placed under the power of another; specifically (International Law), owing allegiance to a particular sovereign or state; as, Jamaica is subject to Great Britain.
Esau was never subject to Jacob.
- Locke.
3.Exposed; liable; prone; disposed; as, a country subject to extreme heat; men subject to temptation.
All human things are subject to decay.
- Dryden.
4.Obedient; submissive.
Put them in mind to be subject to principalities.
- Titus iii. 1.
n.1.That which is placed under the authority, dominion, control, or influence of something else.
2.Specifically: One who is under the authority of a ruler and is governed by his laws; one who owes allegiance to a sovereign or a sovereign state; as, a subject of Queen Victoria; a British subject; a subject of the United States.
Was never subject longed to be a king,
As I do long and wish to be a subject.
- Shak.
3.(Anat.) That which is subjected, or submitted to, any physical operation or process; specifically (Anat.), a dead body used for the purpose of dissection.
4.That which is brought under thought or examination; that which is taken up for discussion, or concerning which anything is said or done.
The unhappy subject of these quarrels.
- Shak.
5.The person who is treated of; the hero of a piece; the chief character.
Writers of particular lives . . . are apt to be prejudiced in favor of their subject.
- C. Middleton.
6.(Logic & Gram.) That of which anything is affirmed or predicated; the theme of a proposition or discourse; that which is spoken of; as, the nominative case is the subject of the verb.
7.That in which any quality, attribute, or relation, whether spiritual or material, inheres, or to which any of these appertain; substance; substratum.
8.Hence, that substance or being which is conscious of its own operations; the mind; the thinking agent or principal; the ego. Cf. Object, n., 2.
9.(Mus.) The principal theme, or leading thought or phrase, on which a composition or a movement is based.
10.(Fine Arts) The incident, scene, figure, group, etc., which it is the aim of the artist to represent.
v. t.1.To bring under control, power, or dominion; to make subject; to subordinate; to subdue.
[imp. & p. p. Subjected ; p. pr. & vb. n. Subjecting.]
2.To expose; to make obnoxious or liable; as, credulity subjects a person to impositions.
3.To submit; to make accountable.
4.To make subservient.
5.To cause to undergo; as, to subject a substance to a white heat; to subject a person to a rigid test.
Noun1.subject - 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"
Synonyms: theme, topic
2.subject - 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"
Synonyms: topic, matter, issue
3.subject - 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"
4.subject - 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"
5.subject - 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"
Synonyms: guinea pig, case
6.Subjectsubject - a person who owes allegiance to that nation; "a monarch has a duty to his subjects"
Synonyms: national
7.subject - (grammar) one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the grammatical constituent about which something is predicated
8.subject - (logic) the first term of a proposition
Verb1.subject - 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"
2.subject - make accountable for; "He did not want to subject himself to the judgments of his superiors"
3.subject - make subservient; force to submit or subdue
Synonyms: subjugate
4.subject - refer for judgment or consideration; "She submitted a proposal to the agency"
Synonyms: submit
Adj.1.subject - not exempt from tax; "the gift will be subject to taxation"
2.subject - 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"
Synonyms: capable, open
3.subject - being under the power or sovereignty of another or others; "subject peoples"; "a dependent prince"
Synonyms: dependent

SUBJECT, contracts. The thing which is the object of an agreement. This term is used in the laws of Scotland.

SUBJECT, persons, government. An individual member of a nation, who is subject to the laws; this term is used in contradistinction to citizen, which is applied to the same individual when considering his political rights.
     2. In monarchical governments, by subject is meant one who owes permanent allegiance to the monarch. Vide Body politic; Greenl. Ev. Sec. 286; Phil. & Am. on Ev. 732, n. 1.

(programming)subject - In subject-oriented programming, a subject is a collection of classes or class fragments whose class hierarchy models its domain in its own, subjective way. A subject may be a complete application in itself, or it may be an incomplete fragment that must be composed with other subjects to produce a complete application. Subject composition combines class hierarchies to produce new subjects that incorporate functionality from existing subjects.
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