Definition of noun in English:

noun

Syllabification: noun
Pronunciation: /noun
 
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noun

Grammar
  • A word (other than a pronoun) used to identify any of a class of people, places, or things (common noun), or to name a particular one of these (proper noun).
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    • Many English words can be nouns or verbs, with the exact same English spelling.
    • These children were asked to explain the meaning of some common Dutch and Turkish nouns in an extended word definition task.
    • Of particular interest here is how the participants in the picture are referred to by the choice of pronouns or nouns.

Derivatives

nounal

Pronunciation: /ˈnounəl/
adjective
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  • Verbs are grouped as absolute, relative, or nounal.

Origin

late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French, from Latin nomen 'name'.

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