common noun

noun

Definition of common noun

  1. :  a noun that may occur with limiting modifiers (as a or an, some, every, and my) and that designates any one of a class of beings or things

1656

First Known Use of common noun

1656


COMMON NOUN Defined for English Language Learners

common noun

noun

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

common noun

noun

Definition of common noun for Students

  1. :  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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