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"
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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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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
The numerical value of theme in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of theme in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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- tema, themaSpanish
- تم, موضوعPersian
- aihe, puheenaihe, teema, vartaloFinnish
- נושא, ערכת נושאHebrew
- stef, þema, temaIcelandic
- テーマ, 主題曲, 主題Japanese
- 테마, 주제, 主題Korean
- ThemaLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- marau, kaupapa, tāhuhu, tāhūMāori
- chủ đề, 主題Vietnamese
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