Definitions for THEMEθim
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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
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.
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
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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