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 History of this Word

"noun" is from "nomen" (name), spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.


The way the word is used is what makes it a noun.

These are all nouns.

noun illustration

His "hope" is to win. names a thing

Words related to this meaning

grammar is noun

common noun, proper noun are types of "noun"

"noun" is a type of part of speech


Word that shows name of a person, place, thing, condition or quality. Identifies something so we can communicate about it. Created by people while speaking. Can be altered to indicate number. The way the word is spoken can change the meaning.

Examples of how the word is used

noun illustration The word ball may be either a noun or verb but for 99% of cases may be treated simply as a noun.
noun illustration Nouns are usually the first words which small children learn.