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NOUN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does noun mean? 

NOUN (noun)
  The noun NOUN has 2 senses:

1. a word that can be used to refer to a person or place or thing
2. a word that can serve as the subject or object of a verb

  Familiarity information: NOUN used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NOUN (noun)


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Meaning:

A word that can be used to refer to a person or place or thing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("noun" is a kind of...):

content word; open-class word (a word to which an independent meaning can be assigned)

substantive (a noun or a pronoun that is used in place of a noun)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "noun"):

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)


Sense 2noun [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A word that can serve as the subject or object of a verb

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("noun" is a kind of...):

major form class (any of the parts of speech of traditional grammar)

Holonyms ("noun" is a member of...):

declension (the inflection of nouns and pronouns and adjectives in Indo-European languages)


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