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


noun phrase

BrE BrE//ˈnaʊn freɪz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnaʊn freɪz//
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a word or group of words in a sentence that behaves in the same way as a noun, that is as a subject, an object, a complement, or as the object of a preposition In the sentence ‘I spoke to the driver of the car’, ‘the driver of the car’ is a noun phrase.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: noun phrase