subordinate
1. [ noun ] (work) someone subject to the authority or control of another
Synonyms: underling foot_soldier subsidiary
Related terms: follower assistant man second_banana bottom_dog subdue
2. [ adjective ] lower in rank or importance
Synonyms: low-level
Related terms: dominant adjunct deputy under secondary buck associate inferior status
3. [ verb ] rank or order as less important or consider of less value
Examples:

"Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools"

Related terms: rate outclass
4. [ verb ] make subordinate, dependent, or subservient
Synonyms: subdue
Examples:

"Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler"

Related terms: lower
5. [ adjective ] (grammar) of a clause; unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence
Synonyms: dependent
Examples:

"a subordinate (or dependent) clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence"

Related terms: independent grammar
6. [ adjective ] subject or submissive to authority or the control of another
Examples:

"a subordinate kingdom"

Related terms: insubordinate ruled subservient submissive feudatory subject submissive
7. [ adjective ] inferior in rank or status
Synonyms: lower lowly junior-grade inferior subaltern secondary petty lower-ranking
Examples:

"the junior faculty" "a lowly corporal" "petty officialdom" "a subordinate functionary"

Related terms: junior
8. [ adjective ] inferior in rank or status
Synonyms: lower lowly inferior junior-grade subaltern secondary petty lower-ranking
Examples:

"the junior faculty" "a lowly corporal" "petty officialdom" "a subordinate functionary"

Related terms: junior
9. [ noun ] (linguistics) a word that is more specific than a given word
Synonyms: subordinate_word hyponym
Related terms: word
Similar spelling:   subordinative
  subordinator
  subordination
  subordinating
  suborder
  supportive
  supporter
  supported
  suborder_Lari