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noun \ˈnau̇n\

Simple Definition of noun

  • : a word that is the name of something (such as a person, animal, place, thing, quality, idea, or action) and is typically used in a sentence as subject or object of a verb or as object of a preposition

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of noun

  1. :  any member of a class of words that typically can be combined with determiners to serve as the subject of a verb, can be interpreted as singular or plural, can be replaced with a pronoun, and refer to an entity, quality, state, action, or concept

Origin and Etymology of noun

Middle English nowne, from Anglo-French nom, noun name, noun, from Latin nomen — more at name


First Known Use: 14th century

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noun

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noun \ˈnau̇n\

Definition of noun for Students

  1. :  a word or phrase that is the name of something (as a person, place, or thing) and that is used in a sentence especially as subject or object of a verb or as object of a preposition




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