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  • Subordinary

    noun (pl) -naries 1. any of several heraldic bearings of secondary importance to the ordinary, such as the lozenge, the orle, and the fret

  • Subordinate

    adjective 1. placed in or belonging to a lower order or rank. 2. of less importance; secondary. 3. subject to or under the authority of a superior. 4. subservient or inferior. 5. subject; dependent. 6. Grammar. acting as a modifier, as when I finished, which is subordinate to They were glad in They were glad […]

  • Subordinate-clause

    noun, Grammar. 1. a clause that modifies the principal clause or some part of it or that serves a noun function in the principal clause, as when she arrived in the sentence I was there when she arrived or that she has arrived in the sentence I doubt that she has arrived. subordinate clause noun […]

  • Subordinate con-junction

    or subordinate conjunction noun, Grammar. 1. a conjunction introducing a subordinate clause, as when in They were glad when I finished. subordinating conjunction noun 1. a conjunction that introduces subordinate clauses, such as if, because, although, and until Compare coordinating conjunction

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