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Nouns are words that indicate a person, place, or thing.

In a sentence, nouns can function as the subject or the object of a verb. Nouns can also follow linking verbs to rename or re-identify the subject of a sentence or clause; these are known as predicate nouns.

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noun

 (noun)
n. Abbr. n.
1. The part of speech that is used to name a person, place, thing, quality, or action and can function as the subject or object of a verb, the object of a preposition, or an appositive.
2. Any of the words belonging to this part of speech, such as neighbor, window, happiness, or negotiation.

[Middle English, name, noun, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin nōmen (translation of Greek onoma, name, noun); see nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots.]

noun

(naʊn)
n
(Grammar)
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.
[C14: via Anglo-French from Latin nōmen name]
ˈnounal adj
ˈnounally adv
ˈnounless adj

noun

(naʊn)

n.
a member of a class of words that can function as the subject or object in a construction, are often formally distinguished, as by taking the plural and possessive endings, and typically refer to persons, places, animals, things, states, or qualities, as cat, desk, Ohio, darkness.
[1350–1400; Middle English nowne < Anglo-French noun < Latin nōmen name]

noun

A word that gives a name to a thing or person and can be the subject or object of a verb.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.noun - a content word that can be used to refer to a person, place, thing, quality, or action
content word, open-class word - a word to which an independent meaning can be assigned
substantive - any word or group of words functioning as a noun
noun - the word class that can serve as the subject or object of a verb, the object of a preposition, or in apposition
collective noun - a noun that is singular in form but refers to a group of people or things
mass noun - a noun that does not form plurals
count noun - a noun that forms plurals
generic noun - a noun that does not specify either masculine or feminine gender
proper name, proper noun - a noun that denotes a particular thing; usually capitalized
common noun - a noun that denotes any or all members of a class
2.noun - the word class that can serve as the subject or object of a verb, the object of a preposition, or in apposition
major form class - any of the major parts of speech of traditional grammar
noun - a content word that can be used to refer to a person, place, thing, quality, or action
declension - the inflection of nouns and pronouns and adjectives in Indo-European languages

noun

noun
Related words
adjective nominal
Translations
byvoeglike naamwoord
إسْماسماسْمٌ
съществително име
substantiu
podstatné jménosubstantivum
navneordsubstantiv
substantivo
nimisõna
اسم
substantiivi
שם־עצם
संज्ञा
imenicaनामन्
fõnévfőnév
substantivo
kata benda
nafnorðnafnorî
名詞
명사
nomen
daiktavardis
lietvārds
നാമം
zelfstandig naamwoordzèlfstenjig naamwaordsubstantief
substantiv
podstatné meno
samostalnik
imenicaименица
substantivnomen
คำนามนาม
іменник
danh từ
名词名詞

noun

[naʊn]
A. N (Ling) → nombre m, sustantivo m
B. CPD noun clause Noración f sustantiva, cláusula f nominal
noun phrase Nfrase f nominal

noun

[ˈnaʊn] nnom m

noun

nSubstantiv(um) nt, → Hauptwort nt; abstract nounAbstraktum nt; collective nounSammelbegriff m; common nounGattungsname or -begriff m; proper nounName m; noun group or phraseNominalphrase f

noun

[naʊn] nsostantivo, nome m

noun

(naun) noun
a word used as the name of a person, animal, place, state or thing. The words `boy', `James' and `happiness' are all nouns.

noun

اسْمٌ podstatné jméno navneord Hauptwort ουσιαστικό sustantivo substantiivi nom imenica sostantivo 名詞 명사 zelfstandig naamwoord substantiv rzeczownik substantivo существительное substantiv คำนาม ad danh từ 名词

noun

n. nombre, sustantivo.
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Noun --A social meeting of two (or more) Whale-ships, generally on a cruising-ground; when, after exchanging hails, they exchange visits by boats' crews: the two captains remaining, for the time, on board of one ship, and the two chief mates on the other.
I consider this capitalizing of nouns a good idea, because by reason of it you are almost always able to tell a noun the minute you see it.
The principal gentleman who officiated behind the counter, took a good deal of notice of me; and often got me, I recollect, to decline a Latin noun or adjective, or to conjugate a Latin verb, in his ear, while he transacted my business.
However, I felt like a schoolmaster amidst children, and persisted, and presently I had a score of noun substantives at least at my command; and then I got to demonstrative pronouns, and even the verb "to eat.
Language in general includes the following parts:- Letter, Syllable, Connecting word, Noun, Verb, Inflexion or Case, Sentence or Phrase.
Two or three times, even, to the great astonishment of his friends, he had, when Aramis allowed some rudimental error to escape him, replaced a verb in its right tense and a noun in its case.
differences between the Indian and the English modes of constructing words; and, having once got a clew to this, he pursued every noun and verb he could think of through all possible variations.
followed by a geographical, or more correctly, perhaps a theological noun in four letters--had better not be transferred to these pages.
Though himself much more of a public man than the judge, he conveyed exactly the fine shade of self-effacement before the King's justice; and though everyone looked at him as they would at the Prime Minister or the Archbishop of Canterbury, they could have said nothing of his part in it but that it was that of a private gentleman, with an accent on the noun.
old beau loves with an hysterical fervor that requires four adjectives to every noun to properly describe.
The world being thus put under the mind for verb and noun, the poet is he who can articulate it.
Lidi, by the way, is both the singular and plural form of the noun that describes the huge beasts of bur-den of the Thurians.