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"
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
In music, a theme is the material, usually a recognizable melody, upon which part or all of a composition is based. In forms such as the fugue this may be known as the subject.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
thēm, n. a subject set or proposed for discussion, or on which a person speaks or writes, a thesis, a brief essay: a verb in its radical form unmodified by inflections: (mus.) subject, a short melody developed with variations: an administrative division under the Byzantine empire.—n. Thē′ma, that which constitutes a subject of thought.—adj. Thēmat′ic.—adv. Thēmat′ically.—n. Thē′matist, a writer of themes. [Fr. thème—L. thema—Gr. tithēmi, I place, set.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'THEME' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2624
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'THEME' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4206
Rank popularity for the word 'THEME' in Nouns Frequency: #852
The numerical value of THEME in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of THEME in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The source of the famous Golden Rule. Many famous lines were variations on this theme.
The theme in housing market activity remains one of gradual improvement as underlying fundamentals continue to pick up.
A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.
Japan would like to work with the countries of the Mekong region to create a framework to support efforts by the Mekong countries in a detailed manner, on a region-by-region basis or on a theme-by-theme basis.
In every bit of honest writing in the world, there is a base theme. Try to understand men, if you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and nearly always leads to love.
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Translations for THEME
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- tema, themaSpanish
- تم, موضوعPersian
- aihe, puheenaihe, teema, vartaloFinnish
- נושא, ערכת נושאHebrew
- stef, þema, temaIcelandic
- テーマ, 主題曲, 主題Japanese
- 테마, 주제, 主題Korean
- ThemaLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- marau, kaupapa, tāhuhu, tāhūMāori
- chủ đề, 主題Vietnamese
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