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noun British & World English

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

noun English Thesaurus

nominal

mass noun British & World English

A noun denoting something which cannot be counted (e.g. a substance or quality), in English usually a noun which lacks a plural in ordinary usage and is not used with the indefinite article, e.g. china, happiness

agent noun British & World English

A noun denoting someone or something that performs the action of a verb, usually ending in -er or -or, e.g. worker, accelerator

common noun British & World English

A noun denoting a class of objects or a concept as opposed to a particular individual

count noun British & World English

A noun that can form a plural and, in the singular, can be used with the indefinite article (e.g. books, a book)

noun phrase British & World English

A word or group of words containing a noun and functioning in a sentence as subject, object, or prepositional object

proper noun British & World English

A name used for an individual person, place, or organization, spelled with an initial capital letter, e.g. Jane, London, and Oxfam

verbal noun British & World English

A noun formed as an inflection of a verb and partly sharing its constructions, such as smoking in smoking is forbidden

verbal noun New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

noun formed from and sharing some of the constructions of a verb

abstract noun British & World English

A noun denoting an idea, quality, or state rather than a concrete object, e.g. truth, danger, happiness

compound noun British & World English

A noun made up of two or more existing words, e.g. cat food or playgroup

concrete noun British & World English

A noun denoting a material object rather than an abstract quality, state, or action, e.g. dog, building, tree

collective noun British & World English

A count noun that denotes a group of individuals (e.g. assembly, family, crew)

countable noun British & World English

Another term for count noun.

uncountable noun British & World English

Another term for mass noun.


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