Collins

theme

  

      n  
1    an idea or topic expanded in a discourse, discussion, etc.  
2    (in literature, music, art, etc.) a unifying idea, image, or motif, repeated or developed throughout a work  
3      (Music)   a group of notes forming a recognizable melodic unit, often used as the basis of the musical material in a composition  
4    a short essay, esp. one set as an exercise for a student  
5      (Linguistics)   the first major constituent of a sentence, usually but not necessarily the subject. In the sentence history I do like, ``history'' is the theme of the sentence, even though it is the object of the verb  
6      (Grammar)      another word for       root   1       9       stem   1       9  
7    (in the Byzantine Empire) a territorial unit consisting of several provinces under a military commander  
8    modifier   planned or designed round one unifying subject, image, etc.  
a theme holiday     
      vb   tr  
9    to design, decorate, arrange, etc., in accordance with a theme  
     (C13: from Latin thema, from Greek: deposit, from tithenai to lay down)  
  themeless      adj  


theme park  
      n   an area planned as a leisure attraction, in which all the displays, buildings, activities, etc., are based on or relate to one particular subject  
theme song  
      n  
1    a melody used, esp. in a film score, to set a mood, introduce a character, etc.  
2       another term for       signature tune  
Dictionnaire anglais Collins English definition-Thesaurus  
Collins
subject  
      n  
1   
a    the predominant theme or topic, as of a book, discussion, etc.  
b    (in combination)  
subject-heading     
2    any branch of learning considered as a course of study  
3      (Grammar, logic)   a word, phrase, or formal expression about which something is predicated or stated in a sentence; for example, the cat in the sentence The cat catches mice  
4    a person or thing that undergoes experiment, analysis, treatment, etc.  
5    a person who lives under the rule of a monarch, government, etc.  
6    an object, figure, scene, etc., as selected by an artist or photographer for representation  
7      (Philosophy)  
a    that which thinks or feels as opposed to the object of thinking and feeling; the self or the mind  
b    a substance as opposed to its attributes  
8      (Also called)    theme            (Music)   a melodic or thematic phrase used as the principal motif of a fugue, the basis from which the musical material is derived in a sonata-form movement, or the recurrent figure in a rondo  
9      (Logic)  
a    the term of a categorial statement of which something is predicated  
b    the reference or denotation of the subject term of a statement. The subject of John is tall is not the name John, but John himself  
10    an originating motive  
11    change the subject   to select a new topic of conversation  
      adj   usually postpositive and foll by: to  
12    being under the power or sovereignty of a ruler, government, etc.  
subject peoples     
13    showing a tendency (towards)  
a child subject to indiscipline     
14    exposed or vulnerable  
subject to ribaldry     
15    conditional upon  
the results are subject to correction     
      adv  
16    subject to   prep   under the condition that  
we accept, subject to her agreement     
      vb   tr  
17    foll by: to   to cause to undergo the application (of)  
they subjected him to torture     
18    often passive; foll by: to   to expose or render vulnerable or liable (to some experience)  
he was subjected to great danger     
19    foll by: to   to bring under the control or authority (of)  
to subject a soldier to discipline     
20    Now rare   to subdue or subjugate  
21    Rare   to present for consideration; submit  
22    Obsolete   to place below,   (Abbrev.)    subj  
     (C14: from Latin subjectus brought under, from subicere to place under, from sub- + jacere to throw)  
  subjectable      adj  
  subjectability      n  
  subjectless      adj  
  subject-like      adj  


theme  
      n  
1    an idea or topic expanded in a discourse, discussion, etc.  
2    (in literature, music, art, etc.) a unifying idea, image, or motif, repeated or developed throughout a work  
3      (Music)   a group of notes forming a recognizable melodic unit, often used as the basis of the musical material in a composition  
4    a short essay, esp. one set as an exercise for a student  
5      (Linguistics)   the first major constituent of a sentence, usually but not necessarily the subject. In the sentence history I do like, ``history'' is the theme of the sentence, even though it is the object of the verb  
6      (Grammar)      another word for       root   1       9       stem   1       9  
7    (in the Byzantine Empire) a territorial unit consisting of several provinces under a military commander  
8    modifier   planned or designed round one unifying subject, image, etc.  
a theme holiday     
      vb   tr  
9    to design, decorate, arrange, etc., in accordance with a theme  
     (C13: from Latin thema, from Greek: deposit, from tithenai to lay down)  
  themeless      adj  
theme park  
      n   an area planned as a leisure attraction, in which all the displays, buildings, activities, etc., are based on or relate to one particular subject  
theme song  
      n  
1    a melody used, esp. in a film score, to set a mood, introduce a character, etc.  
2       another term for       signature tune  

Dictionnaire anglais Collins English definition-Thesaurus  

Collins

theme

  
1    argument, burden, idea, keynote, matter, subject, subject matter, text, thesis, topic  
2    leitmotif, motif, recurrent image, unifying idea  
3    composition, dissertation, essay, exercise, paper  

Dictionnaire anglais Collins English synonyme-Thesaurus  

Consulter aussi:

theme park, theme song, theme song, them

Dictionnaire Collaboratif     Anglais Definition
adj.
having a single dominating theme; esp : having a theme continuing through more than one movement of a musical composition

head

Communauté Reverso

  • Créez votre liste de vocabulaire
  • Participez au Dictionnaire Collaboratif
  • Mettez en valeur vos connaissances linguistiques
Publicité
"Collins English Dictionary 5th Edition first published in 2000 © HarperCollins Publishers 1979, 1986, 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000 and Collins A-Z Thesaurus 1st edition first published in 1995 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995"