Top Definition
Inferior, lower position
The subordinate workers were asked to work extra shifts for a percentage pay raise.
by Larstait November 14, 2003
Broken down the word SUBORDINATE basically means...
SUB - Meaning UNDER. (Like SUB marine UNDER water)
ORDER - Meaning POSITION.
FINAL DEFINITION - To be UNDER the POSITION, or rank of another.

The main tribe pitted the two SUBORDINATE tribes against each other, for the purpose of eliminate any potential rise in power.

#inferior #bellow #under #weaker #subserviant.
by scruph May 12, 2008
1. (noun)
An employee under another employee's supervision and/or rules.

2. (noun)
In the corporate business realm, this often explains one who a) is enslaved or b) is expected to be enslaved to the characteristic of professionalism (see professional).

3. (noun)
A queen bee's pet.

4. (noun)
One counted as inferior in business regardless of character or skill. May or may not be more valuable than their managers / superiors.

5. (verb)
The action of kissing up to one counted superior in the business realm. To submit one's self to inferiority due to pressure, accusation, threat, or other non-work-related situations. The opposite of insubordination.
"This is my incompetent team member--he's my subordinate."

"There's a new company policy in place."
"I will gladly communicate it to my subordinates."

"I'm the new CEO, and you are...?"
:: Holds out hand to engage in handshake ::
"I am the manager here and these are my many SUBORDINATES. Did I tell you they are my SUBORDINATES?"

"Sorry I'm late; it looked like my wife was going into labor."
"And she didn't and you're still late?"
"Well....yeah! I needed to be there and makes sure all was fine."
"I count this as insubordination. I expect you to subordinate yourself to my leadership and coaching tips."
:: Blank stare / jaw drop from employee ::
#business #ethics #employment #profession #professional #professionalism #subordinate #management
by being_realistic May 07, 2010
to be under something...
MxM-- mattxmello is subordinate to LxMxN--LxMelloxNear. death note
#subordinate #under #below #death #note
by l lawliet July 17, 2008
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