- n the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
his letters were always on the theme of love
- n a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work
it was the usual `boy gets girl' theme
- n (music) melodic subject of a musical composition
the theme is announced in the first measures
- n an essay (especially one written as an assignment)
- n (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
- v provide with a particular theme or motive
the restaurant often themes its menus
- Presidential inaugurations, like high school proms, boast evocative themes, a tradition dating back to Eisenhower's 1953.
- Detainee checked out medically 2110: Muslims in America theme 2200: SGT M takes over interrogation 2230: Manchester Document themefutility - Did you see how quickly the United .
- I've been watching a lot of old DVDs and TV shows lately, and one thing that always does my heart good is hearing old theme songs.
- Dana Perino in Houston Chronicle
The theme is similar to what he's said since election night about the fabulous new chapter President-elect Obama is about to start, and that he wishes him the very best,White House press secretary Dana Perino said today.
- Jon Meacham in Newsweek
We chose the most interesting image available to us to illustrate the theme of the cover, which is what we always try to do,Meacham said. "We apply the same test to photographs of any public figure, male or female: does the image convey...
- Aaron Peirsol in San Francisco Chronicle
That's the theme of the meet. You have to break a world record to win. I gave it my all and I had nothing left,Peirsol said. "I'm very proud of what I've done. Ryan swam well. He earned it."