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theme


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  My  theme  is  alway  one  and  ever  was  --Chaucer. 
 
  And  when  a  soldier  was  the  theme,  my  name  Was  not 
  far  off  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Discourse  on  a  certain  subject. 
 
  Then  ran  repentance  and  rehearsed  his  theme.  --Piers 
  Plowman. 
 
  It  was  the  subject  of  my  theme.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  A  composition  or  essay  required  of  a  pupil.  --Locke. 
 
  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. 
 
  5.  That  by  means  of  which  a  thing  is  done  means  instrument. 
  [Obs.]  --Swift. 
 
  6.  (Mus.)  The  leading  subject  of  a  composition  or  a  movement. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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"  [syn:  {subject},  {topic}] 
  2:  a  unifying  idea  that  is  a  recurrent  element  in  a  literary  or 
  artistic  work  "it  was  the  usual  `boy  gets  girl'  theme" 
  [syn:  {motif}] 
  3:  melodic  subject  of  a  musical  composition;  "the  theme  is 
  announced  in  the  first  measures";  "the  accompanist  picked 
  up  the  idea  and  elaborated  it"  [syn:  {melodic  theme},  {musical 
  theme},  {idea}] 
  4:  an  essay  (especially  one  written  as  an  assignment);  "he  got 
  an  A  on  his  composition"  [syn:  {composition},  {paper},  {report}] 
  5:  (linguistics)  the  form  of  a  word  after  all  affixes  are 
  removed;  "thematic  vowels  are  part  of  the  stem"  [syn:  {root}, 
  {root  word},  {base},  {stem},  {radical}] 




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