Meaning of “subject” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /ˈsʌbdʒɪkt/
Extra Examples
We seem to have strayed from the original subject.I'm rapidly losing interest in the whole subject.He has plenty to say on the subject.How did we get onto this subject?We only touched on the subject.

B1 what someone is writing or talking about:

a series of programmes on the subject of homelessness

A1 an area of knowledge studied in school or university:

Chemistry is my favourite subject.

B1 the person or thing that performs the action described by the verb. In the sentence 'Bob phoned me yesterday.', 'Bob' is the subject.


someone who is from a particular country, especially a country with a king or queen:

a British subject

(Definition of “subject noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)