Associations to the word «Noun»
NOUN, noun. (grammar) (narrow sense) A word that can be used to refer to a person, animal, place, thing, phenomenon, substance, quality, or idea; one of the basic parts of speech in many languages, including English.
NOUN, noun. (grammar) (rare) (broad sense) Either a word that can be used to refer to a person, animal, place, thing, phenomenon, substance, quality or idea, or a word that modifies or describes a previous word or its referent.
NOUN, verb. (transitive) To convert a word to a noun.
NOUN ADJUNCT, noun. A noun that modifies another noun and that is optional (that is, it can be removed without affecting the grammar of the sentence).
NOUN ADJUNCTS, noun. Plural of noun adjunct
NOUN CLASS, noun. (linguistics) A grammatical category similar to gender in which nouns may be organised according to meaning, such as sex, animacy or shape. This is a prominent feature of some of the world's languages, notably the Bantu language family.
NOUN CLAUSE, noun. (grammar) a subordinate clause which functions as a subject or object of the main clause
NOUN CLAUSES, noun. Plural of noun clause
NOUN MODIFIER, noun. (grammar) a noun which is used attributively to modify or qualify another noun, in a different way to an adjective. For example, in railway station, railway is used as a modifier to describe what kind of station it is.
NOUN MODIFIERS, noun. Plural of noun modifier
NOUN NUMERAL, noun. (grammar) A noun that represents a number
NOUN OF ASSEMBLAGE, noun. The name of an assembly or gathering of similar things or people.
NOUN OF MULTITUDE, noun. The name of something that contains many individual things or people. Examples: army, fleet, hundred.
NOUN OF PLACE, noun. (grammar): in Arabic and other Semitic languages, a noun formed from a root and expressing the sense of "place of X".
NOUN PHRASE, noun. (grammar) A phrase that can serve as the subject or the object of a verb; it is usually headed by a noun, (including pronouns), with any associated dependents such as determiners or modifiers.
NOUN PHRASES, noun. Plural of noun phrase
NOUN SUBSTANTIVE, noun. (grammar) (obsolete) A word that can be used to refer to a person, animal, place, thing, phenomenon, substance, quality, or idea; one of the basic parts of speech in many languages, including English.
NOUN SUBSTANTIVE PROPER, noun. (grammar) (archaic) Synonym of proper noun.
NOUN, noun. A content word that can be used to refer to a person, place, thing, quality, or action.
NOUN, noun. The word class that can serve as the subject or object of a verb, the object of a preposition, or in apposition.
The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.