pronoun

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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.