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noun


Definition: Meaning of, noun in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / naʊn /

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Singular Plural
noun nouns
[countable]
  1. a word or group of words that represent a person (such as 'Michael', 'teacher' or 'police officer'), a place (such as 'France' or 'school'), a thing or activity (such as 'coffee' or 'football'), or a quality or idea (such as 'danger' or 'happiness'). Nouns can be used as the subject or object of a verb (as in 'The teacher arrived' or 'We like the teacher') or as the object of a PREPOSITION (as in 'good at football').
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noun used in phrases

  • abstract noun (noun)
    1. a noun that names a feeling, quality, or state rather than an object, animal, or person. For example, 'hunger' and 'beauty' are abstract nouns.
  • collective noun (noun)
    1. technical a noun, such as 'family' or 'flock', that is the name of people or things considered as a unit
  • common noun (noun)
    1. in grammar, a common noun is any noun that is not the name of a particular person, place, or thing. For example, 'book, 'sugar', and 'stuff' are common nouns [↪  proper noun, noun]
  • count noun (noun)
    1. a noun that has both a singular and plural form and can be used with 'a' or 'an'
  • deverbal noun (noun)
    1. a noun that is derived from a verb
  • generic noun (noun)
    1. a noun that does not specify either masculine or feminine gender
  • mass noun (noun)
    1. a noun that does not form plurals
  • noun phrase (noun)
    1. a phrase that can function as the subject or object of a verb
  • proper noun (noun)
    1. a noun such as 'James', 'New York', or 'China' that is the name of one particular thing and is written with a CAPITAL letter [↪  noun]
  • uncountable noun (noun)
    1. a noun that does not form plurals
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