meaning of subject

1. Placed or situated under; lying below, or in a lower situation.
Placed under the power of another; specifically (International Law), owing allegiance to a particular sovereign or state; as, Jamaica is subject to Great Britain.
Exposed; liable; prone; disposed; as, a country subject to extreme heat; men subject to temptation.
Obedient; submissive.
That which is placed under the authority, dominion, control, or influence of something else.
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.
That which is subjected, or submitted to, any physical operation or process; specifically (Anat. ), a dead body used for the purpose of dissection.
That which is brought under thought or examination; that which is taken up for discussion, or concerning which anything is said or done.
The person who is treated of; the hero of a piece; the chief character.
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.
That in which any quality, attribute, or relation, whether spiritual or material, inheres, or to which any of these appertain; substance; substratum.
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.
The principal theme, or leading thought or phrase, on which a composition or a movement is based.
The incident, scene, figure, group, etc. , which it is the aim of the artist to represent.
To bring under control, power, or dominion; to make subject; to subordinate; to subdue.
To expose; to make obnoxious or liable; as, credulity subjects a person to impositions.
To submit; to make accountable.
To make subservient.
To cause to undergo; as, to subject a substance to a white heat; to subject a person to a rigid test.
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"

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