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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 theme /ˈθim/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Theme n.
 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.
 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.]
 6. Mus. The leading subject of a composition or a movement.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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: (music) 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]
      v : provide with a particular theme or motive; "the restaurant
          often themes its menus"