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



BrE BrE//naʊn//
; NAmE NAmE//naʊn//
(grammar) (abbreviation n.) Grammar
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a word that refers to a person, (such as Ann or doctor), a place (such as Paris or city) or a thing, a quality or an activity (such as plant, sorrow or tennis) see also abstract noun, common noun, proper noun Wordfindercase, conjugate, gender, grammar, inflect, noun, part of speech, singular, subject, tense See related entries: Grammar Word Originlate Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French, from Latin nomen ‘name’.Extra examples ‘Car’ is a concrete noun. ‘Flock’ is a collective noun. ‘Happiness’ is an abstract noun. ‘Sheep’ is both a singular and a plural noun. English nouns are not usually inflected. Most English plural nouns end in an ‘s’. Most feminine nouns in Polish end in the letter ‘a’. Proper nouns begin with a capital letter. The noun is followed by an intransitive verb. a prepositional phrase qualifying a noun an adjective preceding the noun
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