Definition of subject:
in a clause
: the word or word group (usually a noun phrase
) that is dealt with. In active clauses with verbs denoting an action, the subject and the actor are usually the same; the main topic
of a paper, work of art
"â€œIn the sentence â€˜The mouse is eaten by the cat in the kitchen.â€™, â€˜The mouseâ€™ is the subject, â€˜the catâ€™ being the agent.â€"
pertaining to a person or people who are rule
d by another
"the Roman Empire ruled many subject territories."
(followed by to) To cause (someone or something) to undergo a particular experience, especially one that is unpleasant or unwanted