What does subordinate mean?

Definitions for subordinatesəˈbɔr dn ɪt; -dnˌeɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word subordinate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. subordinate, subsidiary, underling, foot soldier(noun)

    an assistant subject to the authority or control of another

  2. hyponym, subordinate, subordinate word(adj)

    a word that is more specific than a given word

  3. subordinate, low-level(adj)

    lower in rank or importance

  4. subordinate(adj)

    subject or submissive to authority or the control of another

    "a subordinate kingdom"

  5. dependent, subordinate(verb)

    (of a clause) unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence

    "a subordinate (or dependent) clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence"

  6. subordinate(verb)

    rank or order as less important or consider of less value

    "Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools"

  7. subordinate, subdue(verb)

    make subordinate, dependent, or subservient

    "Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Subordinate(adj)

    placed in a lower order, class, or rank; holding a lower or inferior position

  2. Subordinate(adj)

    inferior in order, nature, dignity, power, importance, or the like

  3. Subordinate(noun)

    one who stands in order or rank below another; -- distinguished from a principal

  4. Subordinate(verb)

    to place in a lower order or class; to make or consider as of less value or importance; as, to subordinate one creature to another

  5. Subordinate(verb)

    to make subject; to subject or subdue; as, to subordinate the passions to reason

  6. Origin: [Pref. sub + L. ordinatus, p. p. of ordinare to set in order, to arrange. See Ordain.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Subordinate

    sub-or′di-nāt, adj. lower in order, rank, nature, power, &c.: descending in a regular series.—n. one in a lower order or rank: an inferior.—v.t. to place in a lower order: to consider of less value: to make subject.—ns. Subor′dinacy, Subor′dinance, the state of being subordinate.—adv. Subor′dinately.—ns. Subor′dinateness; Subordinā′tion, act of subordinating or placing in a lower order: state of being subordinate: inferiority of rank or position; Subordinā′tionism, the doctrine of the inferiority of the second and third Persons of the Trinity to the first.—adj. Subor′dinātive, tending to, or expressing, subordination. [L. sub, under, ordo, ordinis, order.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of subordinate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of subordinate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Images & Illustrations of subordinate

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Translations for subordinate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • podřízený, podříditCzech
  • underordnetDanish
  • unterordnenGerman
  • εξαρτημένος, δευτερεύων, υποτελήςGreek
  • subordinadoSpanish
  • فرودست, زیردست, تابعPersian
  • alamainen, väheksyä, alisteinen, alistaa, alainenFinnish
  • subordonnée, subordonnées, subordonné, subordonnésFrench
  • fo-ordaithe, fo-ordaigh, íochtaránachIrish
  • alárendeltHungarian
  • ژێرده‌سته‌Kurdish
  • ondergeschiktDutch
  • podrzędnyPolish
  • subordinado, subjugar, sujeitar, dominar, subordinar, submeter, subordinadaPortuguese
  • subordonat, subordonatăRomanian
  • подчинённый, подчинять, придаточныйRussian
  • потчињен, зависан, potčinjen, zavisan, potčinjeniSerbo-Croatian
  • underordnad, underordnaSwedish

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