What does subscription mean?

Definitions for subscription
səbˈskrɪp ʃənsub·scrip·tion

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. subscription(noun)

    a payment for consecutive issues of a newspaper or magazine for a given period of time

  2. subscription(noun)

    agreement expressed by (or as if expressed by) signing your name

  3. subscription(noun)

    a pledged contribution

  4. subscription(noun)

    the act of signing your name; writing your signature (as on a document)

    "the deed was attested by the subscription of his signature"


  1. subscription(Noun)

    access to a resource for a period of time.

  2. subscription(Noun)

    the formal acceptance of something, especially when verified with a signature

  3. subscription(Noun)

    the signing of one's name

Webster Dictionary

  1. Subscription(noun)

    the act of subscribing

    Etymology: [L. subscriptio: cf. F. souscription.]

  2. Subscription(noun)

    that which is subscribed

    Etymology: [L. subscriptio: cf. F. souscription.]

  3. Subscription(noun)

    a paper to which a signature is attached

    Etymology: [L. subscriptio: cf. F. souscription.]

  4. Subscription(noun)

    the signature attached to a paper

    Etymology: [L. subscriptio: cf. F. souscription.]

  5. Subscription(noun)

    consent or attestation by underwriting the name

    Etymology: [L. subscriptio: cf. F. souscription.]

  6. Subscription(noun)

    sum subscribed; amount of sums subscribed; as, an individual subscription to a fund

    Etymology: [L. subscriptio: cf. F. souscription.]

  7. Subscription(noun)

    the acceptance of articles, or other tests tending to promote uniformity; esp. (Ch. of Eng.), formal assent to the Thirty-nine Articles and the Book of Common Prayer, required before ordination

    Etymology: [L. subscriptio: cf. F. souscription.]

  8. Subscription(noun)

    submission; obedience

    Etymology: [L. subscriptio: cf. F. souscription.]

  9. Subscription(noun)

    that part of a prescription which contains the direction to the apothecary

    Etymology: [L. subscriptio: cf. F. souscription.]

  10. Subscription(noun)

    a method of purchasing items produced periodically in a series, as newspapers or magazines, in which a certain number of the items are delivered as produced, without need for ordering each item individually; also, the purchase thus executed

    Etymology: [L. subscriptio: cf. F. souscription.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. subscription

    An agreement by a nation

Editors Contribution

  1. subscription

    To express consent for a specific form of communication or service.

    The annual club subscription was €199 per year.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 21, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'subscription' in Nouns Frequency: #2784

How to pronounce subscription?

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How to say subscription in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of subscription in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of subscription in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of subscription in a Sentence

  1. David Marcus:

    Bots can provide anything from automated subscription content like weather and traffic updates, to customized communications like receipts, shipping notifications, and live automated messages all by interacting directly with the people who want to get them.

  2. Andrew Hare:

    I'm not sure Does Quibi have much historic evidence that a younger demo is willing to pay much for short-form mobile video, consumers are looking at their budgets closer than ever. Many are paying for pay TV, HBO, Netflix, Hulu, Spotify and more already... It's really going to need to prove extraordinary value to consumers to drive subscription scale.

  3. Douglas McCabe:

    For popular journalism generally, I think it's incredibly difficult to run a subscription model for that kind of content, this isn't premium financial information.

  4. Steve Jobs:

    The subscription model of buying music is bankrupt. I think you could make available the Second Coming in a subscription model and it might not be successful.

  5. Rasmus Kleis Nielsen:

    Much of the population is perfectly happy with the news that they can access for free and even amongst those who are willing to pay, the majority are only willing to sign up for one subscription, a lot of the public is really alienated from a lot of the journalism that they see - they don't find it particularly trustworthy, they don't find it particularly relevant and they don't find it leaves them in a better place.

Images & Illustrations of subscription

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