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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).
- ‘Many English words can be nouns or verbs, with the exact same English spelling.’
- ‘Of particular interest here is how the participants in the picture are referred to by the choice of pronouns or nouns.’
- ‘Our first observation is that ‘father’ is a noun, and a noun is a person, place, or thing.’
- ‘In Swinburne's work as a whole many adjectives are used as nouns and many nouns as adjectives.’
- ‘These children were asked to explain the meaning of some common Dutch and Turkish nouns in an extended word definition task.’
Late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French, from Latin nomen name.
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