What does theme mean?

Definitions for theme
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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.

  2. themenoun

    A recurring idea; a motif.

  3. themenoun

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

  4. themenoun

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

  5. themenoun

    The stem of a word

  6. themenoun

    thematic relation of a noun phrase to a verb

  7. themenoun

    Theta role in generative grammar and government and binding theory.

  8. themenoun

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

  9. themenoun

    A regional unit of organisation in the Byzantine empire.

  10. 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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British National Corpus

  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. Elizabeth Warren:

    This isn’t about inflation. This is about price gouging for these guys. So I get it. When we see prices go up we’re all concerned and the Republicans want to come in and just try to hammer on one theme about this economy but we got to pay attention to the fact that folks like the oil companies say I think it’s just another opportunity to make profits and we need to call them out on that.

  2. Julia Griffith:

    It's not a spooky theme but they act as the various movers and shakers of Milwaukee who are buried there.

  3. Dimitri Thivaios:

    It's like a theme park for adults.

  4. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly:

    The President has told me, 'Kelly, go do it. We need to protect the Southern border in any way that makes sense,' the President knows that I'm looking at variations on the theme, and I have no doubt that when I go back to him and say, 'Wall makes sense here, high-tech fencing makes sense over here, technology makes sense over here,' I have no doubt he'll tell me to go do it.

  5. Ron Chapman:

    Based on information from current cases, it is likely that a person infectious with measles was at one of the theme parks on these dates, if you have symptoms, and believe you may have been exposed, please contact your health care provider.

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