What does Noun mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. noun(noun)

    a content word that can be used to refer to a person, place, thing, quality, or action

  2. noun(noun)

    the word class that can serve as the subject or object of a verb, the object of a preposition, or in apposition


  1. noun(Noun)

    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. noun(Verb)

    To convert a word to a noun.

  3. Origin: From noun, non, nom, from nomen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Noun(noun)

    a word used as the designation or appellation of a creature or thing, existing in fact or in thought; a substantive

  2. Origin: [OF. noun, nun, num, non, nom, F. nom, fr. L. nomen name. See Name.]


  1. Noun

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Noun

    nown, n. (gram.) the name of any person or thing.—adj. Noun′al. [O. Fr. non (Fr. nom)—L. nomen, name.]

Editors Contribution

  1. noun

    a committee composed of some members of a larger committee, board, or other body and reporting to it.

  2. Noun

    A bachelor or unmarried man

    The bachelor will marry his bride tomorrow at 3 p.m.

  3. noun



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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Noun in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Noun in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Vikrant Parsai:

    Both mother and God are verb, not noun.

  2. Richard Buckminster Fuller:

    God, to me, it seems, is a verb, not a noun, proper or improper.

  3. Vikrant Parsai:

    Death is just a noun which takes all the parts of speech of life with it.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    The adjective ‘decent’ and the noun ‘government’ have seldom come together in the human history!

  5. Stephen Nachmanovitch:

    The noun of self becomes a verb. This flashpoint of creation in the present moment is where work and play merge.

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