noun

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From Anglo-Norman noun, non, nom, from Latin nōmen (name).

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noun (plural nouns)

  1. (grammar, sensu stricto) 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.
  2. (grammar, sensu lato) 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 a noun substantive or describes a noun substantive’s referent.

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  • noun at OneLook Dictionary Search

Verb[edit]

noun (third-person singular simple present nouns, present participle nouning, simple past and past participle nouned)

  1. (transitive) To convert a word to a noun.
    • 1992, Lewis Acrelius Froman, Language and Power: Books III, IV, and V
      For example, that females are different from but equal to males is oxymoronic by virtue of the nouned status of female and male as kinds of persons.
    • 2000, Andrew J. DuBrin, The complete idiot's guide to leadership
      However, too much nouning makes you sound bureaucratic, immature, and verbally challenged. Top executives convert far fewer nouns into verbs than do workers at lower levels.

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Etymology[edit]

Latin non.

Adverb[edit]

noun

  1. (Mistralian) no

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Noun[edit]

noun m (oblique plural nouns, nominative singular nouns, nominative plural noun)

  1. Alternative form of nom

Vilamovian[edit]

Vilamovian cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : noun

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noun

  1. (cardinal) nine