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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
abstract noun
collective noun
common noun
concrete noun
count noun
proper noun
▪ Think about clichés, abstract nouns, adjectives and adverbs.
▪ We might even discover that he uses a lower number of abstract nouns than other writers of his time.
▪ Have you used words that are too familiar, worn-out similes, too many abstract nouns?
▪ But introducing an abstract noun is not the same thing as providing an explanation.
▪ Take our changing use of collective nouns to describe the groups of people we work with.
▪ Our collective noun is an Apprehension of Agents.
▪ There are 60 grammatical categories specified within this lexicon indicating such properties as transitive verb, plural noun, proper noun etc.
▪ There are 60 grammatical categories specified within this lexicon indicating such properties as transitive verb, plural noun, proper noun etc.
▪ Answer: a. Why: Use hyphens with a prefix and a proper noun.
▪ First, proper name and noun are different description types, serving different functions.
▪ Their problem is with proper nouns, not ordinary nouns.
▪ The facility to add more words to the lexicon should also be considered, especially for proper nouns and technical terms.
▪ A text for students devoted seven pages to the use of a capital letter to indicate a proper noun.
▪ Another quarter of the omissions arose from previously unseen proper nouns.
▪ Impressive results were obtained, with only 5 out of 243 noun phrase brackets being omitted.
▪ In both cases, we have a minor constituent of the category noun phrase without any special marking.
▪ This network defines acceptable noun phrases as consisting of the categories determiner, optional adjective string, noun and optional prepositional phrases.
▪ By his analysis almost two thirds of these noun phrase types are represented only once.
compound noun/adjective etc
▪ And very often an indefinite article possibly with some er a noun phrase with some modifier.
▪ But the grammarian is tongue-tied without his labels: noun, adjective, verb, adverb, conjunction, pronoun.
▪ It is a member of a class known as classical nouns.
▪ Others including prepositions, noun group compounds, individual constraints, synonyms, etc.
▪ The probability of each part of speech starting and ending a noun phrase was then determined from this data.
▪ The superior recognition of gender-marked nouns and pronouns were marshalled as further evidence of their precocious development.
▪ We might even discover that he uses a lower number of abstract nouns than other writers of his time.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Noun \Noun\ (noun), n. [OF. noun, nun, num, non, nom, F. nom, fr. L. nomen name. See Name.] (Gram.) A word used as the designation or appellation of a creature or thing, existing in fact or in thought; a substantive.

Note: By some grammarians the term noun is so used as to include adjectives, as being descriptive; but in general it is limited to substantives.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., from Anglo-French noun "name, noun," from Old French nom, non (Modern French nom), from Latin nomen "name, noun" (see name (n.)). Old English used name to mean "noun." Related: Nounal.


n. 1 (context grammar narrow sense English) A word that can be used to refer to a person, animal, place, thing, phenomenon, substance, quality, or idea; one of the basic parts of speech in many languages, including English. 2 (context grammar rare broad sense English) Either a word that can be used to refer to a person, animal, place, thing, phenomenon, substance, quality or idea, or a word that modifies or describes a previous word or its referent. vb. (context transitive English) To convert a word to a noun.

  1. n. a word that can be used to refer to a person or place or thing

  2. a word that can serve as the subject or object of a verb

Noun (department)

Noun is a department of West Province in Cameroon. The department covers an area of 7687 km² and as of 2001 had a total population of 434,542.The capital of the department lies at Foumban.

Noun (band)

Noun is the solo project of Screaming Females lead guitar player Marissa Paternoster. Marissa started recording as Noun in 2004 and had a track featured on the "Iheard this first" cd compilation, her first release was a 2009 self-released cassette called Forgotten Grin compiling 5 years worth of material,reissued on Don Giovanni Records in 2013. Noun's first full length, Holy Hell was released in 2010 by Don Giovanni Records.

In a 2012 list Marissa Paternoster was named the 77th greatest guitarist of all time by SPIN magazine.


A noun (from Latin nōmen, literally meaning "name") is a word that functions as the name of some specific thing or set of things, such as living creatures, objects, places, actions, qualities, states of existence, or ideas.Example nouns for:

Lexical categories (parts of speech) are defined in terms of the ways in which their members combine with other kinds of expressions. The syntactic rules for nouns differ from language to language. In English, nouns are those words which can occur with articles and attributive adjectives and can function as the head of a noun phrase.

Noun (disambiguation)

Noun is one of the parts of speech.

Noun or Nouns may also refer to:

  • Noun (department), a division of the West province in Cameroon
  • Noun River (Cameroon)
  • Noun River (Morocco)
  • Nouns (album), an album by No Age
  • Noun (band), the solo project of Screaming Females guitarist Marissa Paternoster
    • Noun (EP)
  • Noun, instruction type for Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC)
  • National Open University of Nigeria
  • The Noun Project
  • "Nouns", a song by They Might Be Giants from the album Nanobots

Usage examples of "noun".

Quenya as in English, an adjective can be directly combined with a noun, describing it.

In a way, the adjective following the noun is treated as an extension of the noun proper, and so the case ending is added at the end of the whole phrase.

But when the adjective comes immediately in front of the noun it describes, it must normally be assumed that it is used attributively and not predicatively.

They are Article, Noun, Adjective, ProNoun, Verb, Adverb, Preposition, Conjunction and Interjection.

An enclitic that shows the noun preceding it in an agglutinated Elvish word is the name of the element following the enclitic, as in Corafolamelim, Owl River.

His use of final vowels after the noun, and his rejection of the pronoun, which apocope in the Arabic verb renders necessary in the everyday speech of the people, told the Master he was listening to some archaic, uncorrupted form of the language.

When, for example, the pupil gains general notions representative of the classes, proper noun and common noun, the new terms merely add something to the intension of the more extensive term noun.

Vanya repeated inwardly, outwardly speaking of nouns, gerund phrases, and verbs.

In Quenya as in English, gerunds and abstract nouns cannot always be clearly distinguished.

Thick with nouns, clotted with gerunds, Hurdhu was palatable alike to human brains and the pale harneys of ancipitals.

Verbal or Abstract nouns and how they interact with the Genitive and Possessive cases.

We may wonder how certain nouns with special stem-forms would be treated.

Essentially, there are three basic parts of Klingon grammar that will be discussed here: Nouns, Verbs, and Everything Else.

Complex nouns are are formed from two, sometimes three syllables that separately have no meaning, or their separate meanings have no relationships to the complex noun.

SUFFIXES All nouns, wheter Simple, Compound or Complex, may be followed by one or more suffixes.