Definition of 'noun'
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Collective nouns for magpies include gulp and murder. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There must be a collective noun for these sorry plastic boxes: a good intention? Times, Sunday Times (2016)A better collective noun might be a kindness. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We are alone until we stumble upon a flamboyance of flamingos (what a pleasing collective noun). Times, Sunday Times (2016)What is the collective noun for this group? Times, Sunday Times (2010)The alternative is to provide a noun for the adjectives to qualify. Times, Sunday Times (2011)So a noun phrase can only move to a noun phrase position. The Chomsky Update - Linguistics and Politics (1990)So must a pronoun and the noun that it refers to. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The connection between collective nouns and the groups they identify are unique and often funny. The Sun (2014)What is the collective noun for a group of architects? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Much more common are dense strings of nouns and adjectives. A Short Guide to Writing About Science (1995)Is there a collective noun for that? Times, Sunday Times (2015)English collective nouns reflect intense literary thought. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The ones that do gain currency are typically nouns referring to something new or newly identified in our age. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Any proper noun is a brand. THE 22 IMMUTABLE LAWS OF BRANDING (2002)There is no collective noun for a group of CEOs but perhaps it should be an enterprise. Times, Sunday Times (2015)One of the dictionary's amusing features is the pairing of nouns with specific adjectives. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Initial experiments to teach a German Shepherd dog proper nouns were unsuccessful. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Question 2 To what groups do the following collective nouns refer? Times, Sunday Times (2010)A noun is a person, place, or thing. Christianity Today (2000)A brand name is a noun, a proper noun, which like all proper nouns is usually spelled with a capital letter. THE 22 IMMUTABLE LAWS OF BRANDING (2002)
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Translations for 'noun'
British English: noun /naʊn/ NOUN
A noun is a word such as `car', `love', or `man' which is used to refer to a person or thing.
- American English: noun
- Arabic: اسْمٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: substantivo
- Chinese: 名词
- Croatian: imenica
- Czech: podstatné jméno
- Danish: navneord
- Dutch: zelfstandig naamwoord
- European Spanish: sustantivo
- Finnish: substantiivi
- French: nom commun
- German: Hauptwort
- Greek: ουσιαστικό
- Italian: sostantivo
- Japanese: 名詞
- Korean: 명사 문법
- Norwegian: substantiv
- Polish: rzeczownik
- European Portuguese: substantivo
- Romanian: substantiv
- Russian: существительное
- Spanish: sustantivo
- Swedish: substantiv
- Thai: คำนาม
- Turkish: ad gramer
- Ukrainian: іменник
- Vietnamese: danh từ
Definition of noun from the Collins English Dictionary
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