subject

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subject is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
subject

Pronunciation[change]

noun
verb

Noun[change]

Singular
subject

Plural
subjects

  1. In English grammar, the subject of a sentence is usually a noun that comes before the verb. This noun is usually the thing that is doing the action, and it is usually the topic of the sentence.
    In the sentence, "Tom gave the box to Wilma", Tom is the subject.
  2. A subject is a person who is governed by a king, queen, emperor, etc.

Adjective[change]

Positive
subject

Comparative
more subject

Superlative
most subject

  1. If someone or something is subject to something, they are likely to be affected by it or experience it.
    Home prices are even more subject to change than gas prices.

Verb[change]

Plain form
subject

Third-person singular
subjects

Past tense
subjected

Past participle
subjected

Present participle
subjecting

  1. (transitive) To make someone do something unpleasant
    They were subjected to intense labor.