What does theme mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term theme:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. theme, motif(noun)

    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, 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"

  4. composition, paper, report, theme(noun)

    an essay (especially one written as an assignment)

    "he got an A on his composition"

  5. 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"

  6. theme(verb)

    provide with a particular theme or motive

    "the restaurant often themes its menus"

Wiktionary

  1. theme(Noun)

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

  2. theme(Noun)

    A recurring idea; a motif.

  3. theme(Noun)

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

  4. theme(Noun)

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

  5. theme(Noun)

    The stem of a word

  6. theme(Noun)

    thematic relation of a noun phrase to a verb

  7. theme(Noun)

    Theta role in generative grammar and government and binding theory.

  8. theme(Noun)

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

  9. theme(Noun)

    A regional unit of organisation in the Byzantine empire.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Theme(noun)

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

  2. Theme(noun)

    discourse on a certain subject

  3. Theme(noun)

    a composition or essay required of a pupil

  4. Theme(noun)

    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. Theme(noun)

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

  6. Theme(noun)

    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.]

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

How to pronounce theme?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say theme in sign language?

  1. theme

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. Dimitri Thivaios:

    It's like a theme park for adults.

  2. Bob Chapek:

    You won't feel like you're in a theme park.

  3. Douglas Borthwick:

    I think the big theme today is one of relief.

  4. Tom Roseen:

    The theme is Brexit, and people are concerned.

  5. John Doyle:

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

Images & Illustrations of theme

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