Latin subjectus, from subicere 'to put under your control', from jacere 'to throw'
thing talked about
the thing you are talking about or considering in a conversation, discussion, book, film etcCOLLOCATIONS COLLOCATIONS change the subject (=start talking about something different) get onto a subject (=start talking about something) get off a subject (=stop talking about something) keep/stay off a subject (=not talk about something) drop the subject (=stop talking about something) raise a subject (=mention a subject and start talking about it) broach a subject (=start talking about something that people may be sensitive about) on the subject of something (=talking about something) subject of discussion/debatealso subject for discussion/debate touchy subject (=something people are sensitive about) subject area
Paul has strong opinions on most subjects.
The subjects covered in this chapter are exercise and nutrition.
! Do not say 'the subject is about ...':The subject of the book is war.|The film was about Egypt. ➔subject matter
SESSECan area of knowledge that you study at a school or university:
My favourite subject is math.
AVPTCPthe thing or person that you show when you paint a picture, take a photograph etc:
Monet loved to use gardens as his subjects.
in a test
HBa person or animal that is used in a test orexperiment:
The subjects of this experiment were all men aged 18-35.
SLGa noun, noun phrase, orpronoun that usually comes before a main verb and represents the person or thing that performs the action of the verb, or about which something is stated. For example,'She' in 'She hit John' or 'elephants' in 'Elephants are big'. ➔object1 (6)
formalPGCsomeone who was born in a country that has a king or queen, or someone who has a right to live there: