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pronoun

Pronouns are words that are used in place of nouns in a sentence. The noun being replaced is known as the antecedent of the pronoun.
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pro·noun

 (prō′noun′)
n. Abbr. pron. or pr.
1. The part of speech that substitutes for nouns or noun phrases and designates persons or things asked for, previously specified, or understood from the context.
2. Any of the words within this part of speech, such as he or whom.

[Late Middle English pronoun, pronoune, partial translation of Latin prōnōmen (translation of Greek antōnumiā, interchange of names, pronoun) : prō-, pro- + nōmen, name, noun.]

pronoun

(ˈprəʊˌnaʊn)
n
(Grammar) one of a class of words that serves to replace a noun phrase that has already been or is about to be mentioned in the sentence or context. Abbreviation: pron
[C16: from Latin prōnōmen, from pro-1 + nōmen noun]

pro•noun

(ˈproʊˌnaʊn)

n.
any of a small class of words used as replacements or substitutes for nouns and noun phrases, usu. referring to persons or things mentioned in or understood from the context and having very general reference, as I, you, he, she, them, this, who, what. Abbr.: pron.
[1520–30; < Middle French pronom < Latin prōnōmen (s. prōnōmin-)]

pronoun

A word used in the place of a noun to avoid it having to be named twice, such as “it” in “She called the dog and it came to her.”
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pronoun - a function word that is used in place of a noun or noun phrase
closed-class word, function word - a word that is uninflected and serves a grammatical function but has little identifiable meaning
anaphoric pronoun - a pronoun that refers to an antecedent
demonstrative, demonstrative pronoun - a pronoun that points out an intended referent
personal pronoun - a pronoun expressing a distinction of person
reciprocal pronoun - a pronoun or pronominal phrase (as `each other') that expresses a mutual action or relationship between the individuals indicated in the plural subject; "The sentence `They cared for each other' contains a reciprocal pronoun"
relative pronoun - a pronoun (as `that' or `which' or `who') that introduces a relative clause referring to some antecedent
Translations
voornaamwoord
ضَميرضَمِير
местоимение
zájmeno
pronomenstedord
asesõnapronoomen
pronominiasemo
כינוי גוף
zamjenica
névmás
pronomine
pronomina
fornafn
代名詞
대명사
pronomen
įvardis
vietniekvārds
സര്‍വ്വനാമം
voornaamwoordveurnaamwaord
pronume
zájmenozámeno
zaimek
заменица
pronomen
dhamirikijinakiwakilishi
สรรพนาม
займенник
đại từ

pronoun

[ˈprəʊnaʊn] N (Ling) → pronombre m

pronoun

[ˈprəʊnaʊn] npronom m

pronoun

nFürwort nt, → Pronomen nt

pronoun

[ˈprəʊˌnaʊn] npronome m

pronoun

(ˈprounaun) noun
a word used instead of a noun (or a phrase containing a noun). `He', `it', `who', and `anything' are pronouns.

pronoun

ضَمِير zájmeno pronomen Pronomen αντωνυμία pronombre pronomini pronom zamjenica pronome 代名詞 대명사 voornaamwoord pronomen zaimek pronome местоимение pronomen สรรพนาม zamir đại từ 代词

pronoun

n. gr. pronombre.
References in classic literature ?
There, now, the reader can see for himself that this pronoun business is a very awkward thing for the unaccustomed tongue.
Having been instructed in the use of the indefinite pronoun "one" as giving a refined and elegant touch to literary efforts, Rebecca painstakingly rewrote her composition on solitude, giving it all the benefit of Miss Dearborn's suggestion.
The text of his order(altered from the original by only a pronoun, which is not much) ran: "The earth and the fulness thereof are mine, saith Monseigneur.
Poor Dolly's exposition of her simple Raveloe theology fell rather unmeaningly on Silas's ears, for there was no word in it that could rouse a memory of what he had known as religion, and his comprehension was quite baffled by the plural pronoun, which was no heresy of Dolly's, but only her way of avoiding a presumptuous familiarity.
The sun, on account of the mist, had a curious sentient, personal look, demanding the masculine pronoun for its adequate expression.
Smallweed's favourite adjective of disparagement is so close to his tongue that he begins the words "my dear friend" with the monosyllable "brim," thus converting the possessive pronoun into brimmy and appearing to have an impediment in his speech.
replied Philippe, laying a stress upon the personal pronoun.
I could scarce restrain a smile at Perry's use of the pronoun "we," yet I was glad to share the rejoicing with him as I shall always be glad to share everything with the dear old fellow.
Tell him to call up again in ten minutes," he heard her say, and the masculine pronoun caused in him a flashing twinge of jealousy.
He says that is what made him love me," answered Fanny, never calling her lover by his name, but making the little personal pronoun a very sweet word by the tone in which she uttered it.
grammar it is a pronoun of the first person and singular number.
Fragment #36 -- Apollonius Dyscolus (28), On the Pronoun, p.