Definition of "themes" []

  • The predominant theme or topic, as of a book, discussion, etc (noun)
  • (in combination) (noun)
  • Any branch of learning considered as a course of study (noun)
  • A word, phrase, or formal expression about which something is predicated or stated in a sentence; for example, the cat in the sentence The cat catches mice (noun)
  • A person or thing that undergoes experiment, analysis, treatment, etc (noun)
  • A person who lives under the rule of a monarch, government, etc (noun)
  • An object, figure, scene, etc, as selected by an artist or photographer for representation (noun)
  • That which thinks or feels as opposed to the object of thinking and feeling; the self or the mind (noun)
  • A substance as opposed to its attributes (noun)
  • A melodic or thematic phrase used as the principal motif of a fugue, the basis from which the musical material is derived in a sonata-form movement, or the recurrent figure in a rondo (noun)
  • The term of a categorial statement of which something is predicated (noun)
  • The reference or denotation of the subject term of a statement. The subject of John is tall is not the name John, but John himself (noun)
  • An originating motive (noun)
  • Being under the power or sovereignty of a ruler, government, etc (adjective)
  • Showing a tendency (towards) (adjective)
  • Exposed or vulnerable (adjective)
  • Conditional upon (adjective)
  • To cause to undergo the application (of) (verb)
  • To expose or render vulnerable or liable (to some experience) (verb)
  • To bring under the control or authority (of) (verb)
  • To subdue or subjugate (verb)
  • To present for consideration; submit (verb)
  • To place below (verb)
  • Plural form of theme. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "themes" in a sentence
  • "One of his main themes is recognizing, yet puzzling, over what Briggs sees as the influence of three “despicable men” with “unreasonably misanthropic and pessimistic beliefs.”"
  • "And even the ones that have been successful tend to repeat certain themes from the first."
  • "One of the novel's main themes is choice, and how both big choices and little ones can have a profound impact on a person's life."