Share this entry

abstract noun Line breaks: ab|stract noun

Definition of abstract noun in English:


A noun denoting an idea, quality, or state rather than a concrete object, e.g. truth, danger, happiness: the website contains considerably more abstract nouns than hard facts
More example sentences
  • There will be confusion if we continue to use the word "morality" because it is an abstract noun.
  • It is Brutus who is the most instantly recognisable modern figure in his use of abstract nouns to justify political ends.
  • The most difficult task for the mothers was to explain the concept of abstract nouns in Korean.

Definition of abstract noun in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources