from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A topic of discourse or discussion. synonym: subject.
- noun A subject of artistic representation.
- noun An implicit or recurrent idea; a motif.
- noun A short composition assigned to a student as a writing exercise.
- noun Music A recurring melodic element in a composition, especially a melody forming the basis of a set of variations.
- noun A stem.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A subject or topic on which a person writes or speaks; anything proposed as a subject of discourse or discussion.
- noun That which is said or thought on a given topic.
- noun Question; subject; matter.
- noun A short dissertation composed by a student on a given subject; a brief essay; a school composition; a thesis.
- noun In philology, the part of a noun or verb to which inflectional endings are added; stem; base.
- noun In music, same as
subject. The term is sometimes extended to a short melody from which a set of variations is developed.
- noun That by which a thing is done; an instrument; a means.
- noun A division for the purpose of provincial administration under the Byzantine empire. There were twenty-nine themes, twelve in Europe and seventeen in Asia. Also
- noun In logic, same as
- noun In astrology, a figure of nativity.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A subject or topic on which a person writes or speaks; a proposition for discussion or argument; a text.
- noun Discourse on a certain subject.
- noun A composition or essay required of a pupil.
- noun (Gram.) 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.
- noun obsolete That by means of which a thing is done; means; instrument.
- noun (Mus.) The leading subject of a composition or a movement.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
subjectof a talkor an artisticpiece; a topic.
- noun A
recurring idea; a motif.
- noun music The main
melodyof a piece of music, especially one that is the source of variations.
- noun computing, figuratively The collection of color schemes, sounds, artwork etc., that "skin" an environment towards a particular motif.
- noun grammar The
stemof a word
- noun linguistics
thematic relationof a noun phraseto a verb
- noun linguistics Theta role in generative grammar and government and binding theory.
- noun linguistics
Topic, what is being talked about, as opposed to rheme
- noun A regional unit of organisation in the
- verb computing, transitive To apply a theme to; to change the visual appearance and/or layout of (software).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
- noun an essay (especially one written as an assignment)
- noun (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
- noun (music) melodic subject of a musical composition
- noun a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work
- verb provide with a particular theme or motive
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- On-the-fly language change: right click > Configure theme > Configure language, choose you language and click on OK, then right-click and select \ "Reload theme\". \ "
While the main theme is the need for compassion and love, the action includes the often laughable doings of a British royal family.
His main theme is that people under-estimate uncertainty.
The passages are all taken from published sources and re-edited so that the main theme is stated at the beginning and end.
The main theme is white, but bolder designs are also available.
Scenes and the main theme from the HBO series Band of Brothers, and a reminder of what today is really about.
I think Psycho should be #1, the main theme is wonderful!
The main theme is the Doom of the Divine Powers, the return of some of the gods to a new heaven, and the appearance of a new earth.
As said, the main theme is the conflict between ratio of science and the intolerance, misapplication of facts, glorification of ignorance and use of all these in propagation of fear and ever increasing control found in every culture known to man.
Although Anam intersperses chilling, sometimes horrific details of life under Pakistani occupation throughout her tale, the main theme is about Rehana simply doing what she can to support and protect her two teenagers during this dangerous time.