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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.]
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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
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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]
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noun

A word that gives a name to a thing or person and can be the subject or object of a verb.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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noun

noun
Related words
adjective nominal
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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

noun

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

[ˈnaʊn] nnom m
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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
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noun

[naʊn] nsostantivo, nome m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
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noun

n. nombre, sustantivo.
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** Normally, nouns have general, universal meanings and proper nouns apply specifically to individual things.
In English, capitalization is used for proper nouns, which have a unique identity, referring to "a particular being or thing," according to Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary.
Any word found in the Concise Oxford Dictionary (Tenth Edition) is eligible with the following exceptions: proper nouns; plural nouns, pronouns and possessives; third person singular verbs; hyphenated words; contractions and abbreviations; vulgar slang words; variant spellings of the same word (where another variant is also eligible).
Any word found in the Concise Oxford Dictionary is eligible with the following exceptions: proper nouns; plural nouns, pronouns and possessives; third person singular verbs; hyphenated words; contractions and abbreviations; vulgar slang words; variant spellings of the same word (where another variant is also eligible).
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However, <em>Jeopardy!</em> is a game of timing as well as knowledge, so it's clear that Watson will have the advantage for answers that have proper nouns which can be computed quickly.
There are two things you can say about most of today's youth: (A) They're not crazy about rules, most particularly rules that make things harder; and (B) Their lives are centered around proper nouns - especially brand names, almost all of which are capitalized.
Proper nouns appearing less than 100 times in Hebrew and 25 times in Aramaic are screened in gray in the biblical text itself so that the reader does not waste time trying to parse them!
She shows how in this period there gradually emerges a theory of proper nouns' plus ou moins rapprochee du nom commun' (p.

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