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noun

noun \ˈnan\

: 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

Full Definition of NOUN

:  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 of NOUN

Middle English nowne, from Anglo-French nom, noun name, noun, from Latin nomen — more at name
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Grammar and Linguistics Terms

ablaut, allusion, anacoluthon, diacritic, gerund, idiom, infinitive, metaphor, semiotics, simile

Rhymes with NOUN

NOUN Defined for Kids

noun

noun \ˈnan\

Definition of NOUN for Kids

:  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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