Definitions for NOUNnaʊn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a member of a class of words that can function as the subject or object in a construction, are often formally distinguished, as by taking the plural and possessive endings, and typically refer to persons, places, animals, things, states, or qualities, as cat, desk, Ohio, darkness.
Origin of noun:
1350–1400; ME nowne < AF noun < L nōmenname
a content word that can be used to refer to a person, place, thing, quality, or action
the word class that can serve as the subject or object of a verb, the object of a preposition, or in apposition
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a word that represents a person, place, object, idea, or activity
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.
To convert a word to a noun.
Origin: From noun, non, nom, from nomen.
a word used as the designation or appellation of a creature or thing, existing in fact or in thought; a substantive
Nouns are a part of speech typically denoting a person, place, thing, animal or idea. In linguistics, a noun is a member of a large, open lexical category whose members can occur as the main word in the subject of a clause, the object of a verb, or the object of a preposition. Lexical categories 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.
Translations for NOUN
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a word used as the name of a person, animal, place, state or thing
The words `boy', `James' and `happiness' are all nouns.
- същ. имеBulgarian
- substantivoPortuguese (BR)
- podstatné jménoCzech
- das SubstantivGerman
- substantiv; navneordDanish
- ουσιαστικό (γραμμ.)Greek
- nombre, sustantivoSpanish
- שֵם עֶצֶםHebrew
- kata bendaIndonesian
- nome, sostantivoItalian
- kata namaMalay
- zelfstandig naamwoordDutch
- podstatné menoSlovak
- ad, isimTurkish
- 名詞Chinese (Trad.)
- اسم، اسم ذاتUrdu
- danh từVietnamese
- 名词Chinese (Simp.)
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