Definitions for THEMEθim
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a subject of discourse, discussion, meditation, or composition; topic.
a unifying or dominant idea, motif, etc., as in a work of art.
a short, informal essay, esp. a school composition.
a principal melodic subject in a musical composition. a short melodic subject from which variations are developed.
Category: Music and Dance
Ref: stem1 (def. 10). 1 16
Ref: topic (def. 3). 4
* Syn: See subject.
Origin of theme:
1250–1300; ME teme, theme (< OF teme) < ML thema, L < Gk théma proposition, deposit =(ti)thé(nai) to put, set down + -ma resultative n. suffix
subject, topic, theme(noun)
the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
"he didn't want to discuss that subject"; "it was a very sensitive topic"; "his letters were always on the theme of love"
a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work
"it was the usual `boy gets girl' theme"
theme, melodic theme, musical theme, idea(noun)
(music) melodic subject of a musical composition
"the theme is announced in the first measures"; "the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it"
composition, paper, report, theme(noun)
an essay (especially one written as an assignment)
"he got an A on his composition"
root, root word, base, stem, theme, radical(verb)
(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
"thematic vowels are part of the stem"
provide with a particular theme or motive
"the restaurant often themes its menus"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an important idea in a piece of writing, art, music, etc.
one of two main themes of the novel; Death was one of the poet's favorite themes.
a piece of music or song that represents a movie, TV show, etc.
the theme tune from "Star Wars"
A subject of a talk or an artistic piece; a topic.
A recurring idea; a motif.
The main melody of a piece of music, especially one that is the source of variations.
The collection of color schemes, sounds, artwork etc., that "skin" an environment towards a particular motif.
The stem of a word
thematic relation of a noun phrase to a verb
Theta role in generative grammar and government and binding theory.
Topic, what is being talked about, as opposed to rheme
A regional unit of organisation in the Byzantine empire.
Origin: From tesme (French: thème), from thema, from θέμα, from τίθημι, reduplicative from dʰeh₁- (whence also English do).
a subject or topic on which a person writes or speaks; a proposition for discussion or argument; a text
discourse on a certain subject
a composition or essay required of a pupil
a noun or verb, not modified by inflections; also, that part of a noun or verb which remains unchanged (except by euphonic variations) in declension or conjugation; stem
that by means of which a thing is done; means; instrument
the leading subject of a composition or a movement
Translations for THEME
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the subject of a discussion, essay etc
The theme for tonight's talk is education.
- مَوضوع البَحْثArabic
- temaPortuguese (BR)
- das ThemaGerman
- tema; emneDanish
- θέμα (συζήτησης)Greek
- tema, asuntoSpanish
- teema, aineEstonian
- tema, predmetCroatian
- tárgy, témaHungarian
- tema, argomentoItalian
- temats; tēmaLatvian
- emne, temaNorwegian
- námet, téma, predmetSlovak
- konu, temaTurkish
- (談話、討論的) 題目，主題Chinese (Trad.)
- тема; предметUkrainian
- chủ đềVietnamese
- （谈话、讨论的）主题目Chinese (Simp.)
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