Definition of common noun noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

common noun

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a word such as table, cat or sea, that refers to an object or a thing but is not the name of a particular person, place or thing compare abstract noun, proper noun See related entries: Grammar
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: common noun