What does THEME mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. subject, topic, themenoun

    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"

  2. theme, motifnoun

    a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work

    "it was the usual `boy gets girl' theme"

  3. theme, melodic theme, musical theme, ideanoun

    (music) melodic subject of a musical composition

    "the theme is announced in the first measures"; "the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it"

  4. composition, paper, report, themenoun

    an essay (especially one written as an assignment)

    "he got an A on his composition"

  5. root, root word, base, stem, theme, radicalverb

    (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed

    "thematic vowels are part of the stem"

  6. themeverb

    provide with a particular theme or motive

    "the restaurant often themes its menus"

Wiktionary

  1. themenoun

    A subject of a talk or an artistic piece; a topic.

    Etymology: From tesme (French: thème), from thema, from θέμα, from τίθημι, reduplicative from dʰeh₁- (whence also English do).

  2. themenoun

    A recurring idea; a motif.

    Etymology: From tesme (French: thème), from thema, from θέμα, from τίθημι, reduplicative from dʰeh₁- (whence also English do).

  3. themenoun

    The main melody of a piece of music, especially one that is the source of variations.

    Etymology: From tesme (French: thème), from thema, from θέμα, from τίθημι, reduplicative from dʰeh₁- (whence also English do).

  4. themenoun

    The collection of color schemes, sounds, artwork etc., that "skin" an environment towards a particular motif.

    Etymology: From tesme (French: thème), from thema, from θέμα, from τίθημι, reduplicative from dʰeh₁- (whence also English do).

  5. themenoun

    The stem of a word

    Etymology: From tesme (French: thème), from thema, from θέμα, from τίθημι, reduplicative from dʰeh₁- (whence also English do).

  6. themenoun

    thematic relation of a noun phrase to a verb

    Etymology: From tesme (French: thème), from thema, from θέμα, from τίθημι, reduplicative from dʰeh₁- (whence also English do).

  7. themenoun

    Theta role in generative grammar and government and binding theory.

    Etymology: From tesme (French: thème), from thema, from θέμα, from τίθημι, reduplicative from dʰeh₁- (whence also English do).

  8. themenoun

    Topic, what is being talked about, as opposed to rheme

    Etymology: From tesme (French: thème), from thema, from θέμα, from τίθημι, reduplicative from dʰeh₁- (whence also English do).

  9. themenoun

    A regional unit of organisation in the Byzantine empire.

    Etymology: From tesme (French: thème), from thema, from θέμα, from τίθημι, reduplicative from dʰeh₁- (whence also English do).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Themenoun

    a subject or topic on which a person writes or speaks; a proposition for discussion or argument; a text

  2. Themenoun

    discourse on a certain subject

  3. Themenoun

    a composition or essay required of a pupil

  4. Themenoun

    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

  5. Themenoun

    that by means of which a thing is done; means; instrument

  6. Themenoun

    the leading subject of a composition or a movement

Freebase

  1. Theme

    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

  1. Theme

    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.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'THEME' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2624

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'THEME' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4206

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'THEME' in Nouns Frequency: #852

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of THEME in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of THEME in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of THEME in a Sentence

  1. Michael Treherne:

    We like Curro, we like the theme, especially considering that their competition is the government, which has shown to be ineffective.

  2. John Doyle:

    The biggest theme (in the market today) is risk-off.

  3. Shawn Levy:

    Trauma is a major theme and frankly the return to normalcy, is normal ever possible again in Hawkins [,Indiana]? In the Byers family? In the Wheeler family? ... That's a big question that looms over Season 2.

  4. Richard Scalone:

    The predominant theme is risk on, we came into the year concerned about Chinese growth and an aggressive (Federal Reserve), and we've gotten nothing even remotely similar to where our fears were.

  5. Tom Roseen:

    The theme is Brexit, and people are concerned.

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