Definition of common noun
: a noun that may occur with limiting modifiers (such as a or an, some, every, and my) and that designates any one of a class of beings or things
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COMMON NOUN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of common noun for English Language Learners
: a word (such as “singer,” “ocean,” or “car”) that refers to a person, place, or thing but that is not the name of a particular person, place, or thing
COMMON NOUN Defined for Kids
Definition of common noun for Students
: a noun that names a class of persons or things or any individual of a class and that may occur with a limiting modifier (as a, the, some, or every) The words “child,” “city,” and “day” are common nouns.
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