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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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