subject Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "subject" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

subjectnoun [C]

 us   /ˈsʌb·dʒɪkt, -dʒekt/

subject noun [C] (AREA OF DISCUSSION)

something that is being discussed or considered: School officials broached the subject of extending the school year. It seemed like a good idea to change the subject.

subject noun [C] (SCHOOL COURSE)

an area of knowledge that is studied in school or college: My favorite subjects are history and geography.

subject noun [C] (PERSON)

a person who lives or who has the right to live in a particular country, esp. a country with a king or queen: a British subject

subject noun [C] (GRAMMAR)

grammar the person or thing that performs the action of a verb, or which is joined to a description by a verb: "Bob" is the subject of the sentence, "Bob threw the ball."
(Definition of subject from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of subject?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “subject” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
avatar

an image that represents you in online games, chat rooms, etc. and that you can move around the screen

Word of the Day

The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
by Liz Walter,
June 24, 2015
Look at these two sentences: My sister made the cake. The cake was made by my sister. Both these sentences mean the same. The first is an active sentence: it tells you what the sister did. The second is a passive sentence: it tells you what happened to the cake. Here are

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More