/naʊn / (say nown)

1. (in most languages) one of the major form classes, or `parts of speech', comprising words denoting persons, places, things, and such other words as show similar grammatical behaviour, as English friend, city, desk, whiteness, virtue.
2. any such word.
adjective Also, nounal.
3. relating to or resembling a noun.
{Middle English nowne, from Anglo-French noun, from Latin nōmen name}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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