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Definitions of noun

  1. a word that can serve as the subject or object of a verb Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The name of any person, place, thing, or quality. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. The name of anything. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Name of anything. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. A word used as the name of a thing; a substantive. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. The name of anything, whether material or immaterial, abstract or concrete, real or imaginary. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. In gram., a part of speech embracing the name of a person, place, animal, thing, or quality; a name; a substantive. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for noun

  1. That is, if a word is employed with one form of the pronoun it becomes a noun if with another pronoun, it becomes a verb. – American Languages, and Why We Should Study Them by Daniel G. Brinton
  2. As they waited, now advancing a step, then halting again, Beatrix listened in some scorn to the fugue of praise which rose about her, a fugue composed chiefly of adjectives heaped in confusion about the single, magical noun temperament. – The Dominant Strain by Anna Chapin Ray