Definition of proper noun
: a noun that designates a particular being or thing, does not take a limiting modifier, and is usually capitalized in English —called also proper name
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PROPER NOUN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of proper noun for English Language Learners
: a word or group of words (such as “Noah Webster,” “Kentucky,” or “U.S. Congress”) that is the name of a particular person, place, or thing and that usually begins with a capital letter
PROPER NOUN Defined for Kids
Definition of proper noun for Students
: a noun that names a particular person, place, or thing “Tom,” “Chicago,” and “Friday” are proper nouns.
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