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theme    : [θ'im]
Theme \Theme\, n. [OE. teme, OF. teme, F. th[`e]me, L. thema,
Gr. ?, fr. ? to set, place. See {Do}, and cf. {Thesis}.]
1. A subject or topic on which a person writes or speaks; a
proposition for discussion or argument; a text.
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My theme is alway one and ever was. --Chaucer.
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And when a soldier was the theme, my name
Was not far off. --Shak.
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2. Discourse on a certain subject.
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Then ran repentance and rehearsed his theme. --Piers
Plowman.
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It was the subject of my theme. --Shak.
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3. A composition or essay required of a pupil. --Locke.
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4. (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.
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5. That by means of which a thing is done; means; instrument.
[Obs.] --Swift.
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6. (Mus.) The leading subject of a composition or a movement.
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theme
n 1: 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" [synonym: {subject}, {topic}, {theme}]
2: a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or
artistic work; "it was the usual `boy gets girl' theme" [synonym:
{theme}, {motif}]
3: (music) melodic subject of a musical composition; "the theme
is announced in the first measures"; "the accompanist picked
up the idea and elaborated it" [synonym: {theme}, {melodic
theme}, {musical theme}, {idea}]
4: an essay (especially one written as an assignment); "he got
an A on his composition" [synonym: {composition}, {paper},
{report}, {theme}]
5: (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are
removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem" [synonym: {root},
{root word}, {base}, {stem}, {theme}, {radical}]
v 1: provide with a particular theme or motive; "the restaurant
often themes its menus"

175 Moby Thesaurus words for "theme":
IC analysis, accidence, action, affix, affixation, allomorph,
anagnorisis, angle, architectonics, architecture, argument,
article, atmosphere, background, background detail, basis,
bound morpheme, burden, case, catastrophe, causerie, chapter,
characterization, color, complication, composition, concept,
concern, conjugation, continuity, contrivance, core, cutting,
declension, decorative composition, decorative style, denouement,
derivation, descant, design, detail, development, device,
difference of form, discourse, discussion, disquisition,
dissertation, enclitic, episode, essay, essence, etude,
examination, excursus, exercise, exposition, fable, falling action,
feature, figure, first approach, focus of attention,
focus of interest, foil, foreground detail, form, formative,
free form, gimmick, gist, head, heading, homily, idea,
immediate constituent analysis, incident, infix, infixation,
inflection, introductory study, issue, keynote, leitmotiv, line,
living issue, local color, lucubration, main point, matter,
matter in hand, meat, memoir, monograph, mood, morceau, morph,
morpheme, morphemic analysis, morphemics, morphology,
morphophonemics, motif, motive, movement, mythos, national style,
note, notion, ornamental motif, outline, pandect, paper, paradigm,
paragraph, pattern, period style, peripeteia, phrase, piece, plan,
plot, point, point at issue, point in question, prefix,
prefixation, preliminary study, problem, proclitic, prolegomenon,
question, radical, recognition, repeated figure, research paper,
review, rising action, root, rubric, scheme, screed,
secondary plot, setting, sketch, slant, special article, stem,
story, structure, study, style, subject, subject matter,
subject of thought, subplot, substance, suffix, suffixation,
survey, switch, term paper, text, thematic development, thesis,
thread, tone, topic, touch, tract, tractate, treatise, treatment,
twist, word-formation




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  • THEME | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
    Meaning of “theme” in the English Dictionary "theme" in English theme noun [ C ] (MAIN SUBJECT) B2 the main subject of a talk, book, film, etc : The theme of loss runs through most of his novels The theme of freedom recurs throughout her writing The father-daughter relationship is a recurring theme in her novels
  • THEME | definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary
    These examples are from the Cambridge English Corpus and from sources on the web Any opinions in the examples do not represent the opinion of the Cambridge Dictionary editors or of Cambridge University Press or its licensors
  • English | Define English at Dictionary. com
    Meaning "English language or literature as a subject at school" is from 1889 As an adjective, "of or belonging to England," from late 13c Old English is from early 13c
  • Theme definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary
    A theme in a piece of writing, a discussion, or a work of art is an important idea or subject in it The book's central theme is power American English : theme
  • theme translation French | English-French dictionary | Reverso
    With Reverso you can find the English translation, definition or synonym for theme and thousands of other words You can complete the translation of theme given by the English-French Collins dictionary with other dictionaries such as: Wikipedia, Lexilogos, Larousse dictionary, Le Robert, Oxford, Grévisse
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    Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Translations The main source of TheFreeDictionary's general English dictionary is Houghton Mifflin's premier dictionary, the American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition This authoritative work is the largest of the American Heritage® dictionaries and contains over 200,000 boldface terms and
  • English - definition of English by The Free Dictionary
    Define English English synonyms, English pronunciation, English translation, English dictionary definition of English adj 1 Of, relating to, or characteristic of England or its people or culture 2 Of or relating to the English language n 1 The people of England
  • Theme - Definition for English-Language Learners from . . .
    plural themes Learner's definition of THEME [count] 1 : the main subject that is being discussed or described in a piece of writing, a movie, etc The quest for power is the underlying theme of the film A constant theme in his novels is religion The playwright skillfully brings together various themes
  • OneLook Reverse Dictionary and Thesaurus
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