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noun

  

      n  
a    a word or group of words that refers to a person, place, or thing or any syntactically similar word  
b    (as modifier)  
a noun phrase        (Abbrevs.)    N, n      Related adj       nominal  
     (C14: via Anglo-French from Latin nomen name)  
  nounal      adj  
  nounally      adv  
  nounless      adj  


abstract noun  
      n   a noun that refers to an abstract concept, as for example kindness  
   Compare       concrete noun  
collective noun  
      n   a noun that is singular in form but that refers to a group of people or things  
Collective nouns are usually used with singular verbs: the family is on holiday; General Motors is mounting a big sales campaign. In British usage, however, plural verbs are sometimes employed in this context, esp. where reference is being made to a collection of individual objects or persons rather than to the group as a unit: the family are all on holiday. Care should be taken that the same collective noun is not treated as both singular and plural in the same sentence: the family is well and sends its best wishes or the family are all well and send their best wishes, but not the family is well and send their best wishes  
common noun  
      n     (Grammar)   a noun that refers to each member of a whole class sharing the features connoted by the noun, as for example planet, orange, and drum  
   Compare       proper noun  
concrete noun  
      n   a noun that refers to a material object, as for example horse  
   Compare       abstract noun  
count noun  
      n     (Linguistics, logic)   a noun that can be qualified by the indefinite article, and may be used in the plural, as telephone and thing but not airs and graces or bravery  
   Compare       mass noun       sortal  
mass noun  
      n   a noun that refers to an extended substance rather than to each of a set of isolable objects, as, for example, water as opposed to lake. In English when used indefinitely they are characteristically preceded by some rather than a or an; they do not have normal plural forms  
   Compare       count noun  
noun phrase  
      n     (Grammar)   a constituent of a sentence that consists of a noun and any modifiers it may have, a noun clause, or a word, such as a pronoun, that takes the place of a noun,   (Abbrev.)    NP  
proper noun   , name  
      n   the name of a person, place, or object, as for example Iceland, Patrick, or Uranus  
   Compare       common noun  
  
Related adj  
    onomastic  
verbal noun  
      n   a noun derived from a verb, such as smoking in the sentence smoking is bad for you  
   See also       gerund  
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