What does submission mean?

Definitions for submission
səbˈmɪʃ ənsub·mis·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. submission, entrynoun

    something (manuscripts or architectural plans and models or estimates or works of art of all genres etc.) submitted for the judgment of others (as in a competition)

    "several of his submissions were rejected by publishers"; "what was the date of submission of your proposal?"

  2. submission, compliancenoun

    the act of submitting; usually surrendering power to another

  3. submissionnoun

    the condition of having submitted to control by someone or something else

    "the union was brought into submission"; "his submission to the will of God"

  4. meekness, submissionnoun

    the feeling of patient, submissive humbleness

  5. submissionnoun

    a legal document summarizing an agreement between parties in a dispute to abide by the decision of an arbiter

  6. submissionnoun

    an agreement between parties in a dispute to abide by the decision of an arbiter

  7. submissionnoun

    (law) a contention presented by a lawyer to a judge or jury as part of the case he is arguing


  1. submissionnoun

    the act of submitting

  2. submissionnoun

    the thing which has been submitted

  3. submissionnoun

    A submission hold in wrestling.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Submissionnoun

    Etymology: soumission, Fr. from submissus, Latin.

    Submission, Dauphin! ’tis a meer French word,
    We English warriors wot not what it means. William Shakespeare.

    In all submission and humility,
    York doth present himself unto your highness. William Shakespeare.

    Great prince, by that submission you’ll gain more
    Than e’er your haughty courage won before. Charles Montagu.

    Be not as extreme in submission, as in offence. William Shakespeare.

    No duty in religion is more justly required by God Almighty than a perfect submission to his will in all things. William Temple.


  1. submission

    Deference (also called submission or passivity) is the condition of submitting to the espoused, legitimate influence of one's superior or superiors. Deference implies a yielding or submitting to the judgment of a recognized superior, out of respect or reverence. Deference has been studied extensively by political scientists, sociologists, and psychologists.


  1. submission

    Submission generally refers to the act of accepting or yielding to a superior force or authority. It can also mean presenting a proposal, application, or other document for consideration or judgment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Submissionnoun

    the act of submitting; the act of yielding to power or authority; surrender of the person and power to the control or government of another; obedience; compliance

  2. Submissionnoun

    the state of being submissive; acknowledgement of inferiority or dependence; humble or suppliant behavior; meekness; resignation

  3. Submissionnoun

    acknowledgement of a fault; confession of error

  4. Submissionnoun

    an agreement by which parties engage to submit any matter of controversy between them to the decision of arbitrators

  5. Etymology: [L. submissio a letting down, lowering: cf. F. soumission.]


  1. Submission

    A submission is a combat sports term for yielding to the opponent, and hence resulting in an immediate defeat. The submission is commonly performed by clearly tapping the floor or the opponent with the hand or sometimes with the foot, to signal the opponent and possibly the referee of the submission. The submission can also be verbal, during which the fighter verbally informs that he is giving up. In some combative sports where the fighter has cornermen, the corner can also stop the fight by "throwing in the towel", which may count as a submission.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'submission' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3335

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'submission' in Nouns Frequency: #2240

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of submission in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of submission in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of submission in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Dean:

    Unfortunately, this particular paper was only shared with a day's notice before its deadline — Google Research employees require two weeks for this sort of review — and then instead of awaiting reviewer feedback, it was approved for submission and submitted. timnit wrote that if Google Research employees didn't meet these demands, she would leave Google and work on an end date.

  2. Giancarlo Sopo:

    The Democrats are absolutely terrified at what they're seeing among Hispanic voters, and they're going to do everything they can to woke shame Latinos into submission. Unfortunately for them, Hispanics aren't buying it, even on immigration, we have very nuanced views. Yes, I'd say most Hispanics want to find some kind of legislative solution, especially for the DACA kids. But at the same time, Hispanics also like having a strong border, safe communities. They don't like the idea of people crossing over illegally, while many Hispanic families had to wait sometimes over a decade to come into this country the right way.

  3. Jefferson Davis:

    The people of the States now confederated.....believed that to remain longer in the Union would subject them to continuance of a disparaging discrimination, submission to which would be inconsistent with their welfare, and intolerable to a proud people. They therefore determined to sever its bounds and established a new Confederacy for themselves.

  4. Angelica Grimke:

    The doctrine of blind obedience and unqualified submission to any human power, whether civil or ecclesiastical, is the doctrine of despotism, and ought to have no place among Republicans and Christians.

  5. Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc:

    The change in submission timing is not a result of any change to nuplazid's clinical or safety profile, nor is it a result of any interaction with or request for information from the FDA.

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