Subject vs Adjective - What's the difference?

subject | adjective |


As adjectives the difference between subject and adjective

is that subject is likely to be affected by or to experience something while adjective is (obsolete) incapable of independent function.

As nouns the difference between subject and adjective

is that subject is (label) in a clause: the word or word group (usually a noun phrase) that is dealt with in active clauses with verbs denoting an action, the subject and the actor are usually the same while adjective is (grammar) a word that modifies a noun or describes a noun’s referent.

As verbs the difference between subject and adjective

is that subject is to cause (someone or something) to undergo a particular experience, especially one that is unpleasant or unwanted while adjective is to make an adjective of; to form or convert into an adjective.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

subject

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Likely to be affected by or to experience something.
  • a country subject to extreme heat
  • * Dryden
  • All human things are subject to decay.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-22, volume=407, issue=8841, page=68, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= T time , passage=The ability to shift profits to low-tax countries by locating intellectual property in them
  • Conditional upon.
  • Placed or situated under; lying below, or in a lower situation.
  • (Spenser)
  • Placed under the power of another; owing allegiance to a particular sovereign or state.
  • * John Locke
  • Esau was never subject to Jacob.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (label) In a clause: the word or word group (usually a noun phrase) that is dealt with. In active clauses with verbs denoting an action, the subject and the actor are usually the same.
  • The main topic of a paper, work of art, discussion, field of study, etc.
  • * (John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • the subject for heroic song
  • * (John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • Make choice of a subject , beautiful and noble, which shall afford an ample field of matter wherein to expatiate.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • the unhappy subject of these quarrels
  • * {{quote-book, year=1905, author=
  • , title= , chapter=5 citation , passage=Then I had a good think on the subject of the hocussing of Cigarette, and I was reluctantly bound to admit that once again the man in the corner had found the only possible solution to the mystery.}}
  • *{{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers)
  • , chapter=5, title= A Cuckoo in the Nest , passage=The departure was not unduly prolonged.
  • A particular area of study.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2014-06-14, volume=411, issue=8891, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= It's a gas , passage=One of the hidden glories of Victorian engineering is proper drains.
  • A citizen in a monarchy.
  • A person ruled over by another, especially a monarch or state authority.
  • (label) The main theme or melody, especially in a fugue.
  • * (1823-1895)
  • The earliest known form of subject is the ecclesiastical cantus firmus , or plain song.
  • A human, animal or an inanimate object that is being examined, treated, analysed, etc.
  • * (Conyers Middleton) (1683-1750)
  • Writers of particular livesare apt to be prejudiced in favour of their subject .
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Catherine Clabby
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Focus on Everything , passage=Not long ago, it was difficult to produce photographs of tiny creatures with every part in focus. That’s because the lenses that are excellent at magnifying tiny subjects produce a narrow depth of field.}}

    Synonyms

    * (discussion) matter, topic

    Derived terms

    * subject title

    See also

    * object * predicate

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To cause (someone or something) to undergo a particular experience, especially one that is unpleasant or unwanted.
  • Synonyms

    *

    Statistics

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    adjective

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (obsolete) Incapable of independent function.
  • * 1899 , , Emerson and Other Essays , AMS Press (1969) (as [http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/13088 reproduced] in Project Gutenberg)
  • In fact, God is of not so much importance in Himself, but as the end towards which man tends. That irreverent person who said that Browning uses “God” as a pigment made an accurate criticism of his theology. In Browning, God is adjective to man.
  • (grammar) Adjectival; pertaining to or functioning as an adjective.
  • (legal) Applying to methods of enforcement and rules of procedure.
  • * Macaulay
  • The whole English law, substantive and adjective .
  • (chemistry, of a dye) Needing the use of a mordant to be made fast to that which is being dyed.
  • Synonyms

    * (incapable of independent function) dependent, derivative * (functioning as an adjective) adjectival * (applying to methods of enforcement and rules of procedure) procedural

    Antonyms

    * (applying to methods of enforcement and rules of procedure) substantive * (of a dye that needs the use of a mordant) substantive

    Derived terms

    * adjectival * adjective clause * adjective phrase * adjective patterns * proper adjective * common adjective

    Noun

    (en noun) (wikipedia adjective)
  • (grammar) A word that modifies a noun or describes a noun’s referent.
  • The words “big” and “heavy” are English adjectives .
  • (obsolete) A dependent; an accessory.
  • (Fuller)

    Hyponyms

    * See also

    Verb

    (adjectiv)
  • To make an adjective of; to form or convert into an adjective.
  • * Tooke
  • Language has as much occasion to adjective' the distinct signification of the verb, and to adjective also the mood, as it has to adjective time. It has ' adjectived all three.
  • * 1832 , William Hunter, An Anglo-Saxon grammar, and derivatives (page 46)
  • In English, instead of adjectiving' our own substantives, we have borrowed, in immense numbers, ' adjectived signs from other languages