Definition of Noun

Noun can be defined as: “A word (other than a pronoun) used to identify any of a class of people, places, or things common noun, or to name a particular one of these proper noun.”

In simple words, we can say that noun is a word used as the name of persons, places, things, animals, ideas, or events. Here, the meaning of thing is any object which we can touch, feel, smell, see, hear, taste or something we can think but cannot perceive through our senses.

For example;

  • We see Sun and Moon in the sky. (Sun and Moon are noun)
  • Lotus is a National flower of India. (lotus and India are noun)
  • Varanasi is a holy city located at the bank of River Gange. (Varanasi and Gange are noun)
  • Akbar was great king. (Akbar and king are noun)
  • Taj Mahal is located in Agra. (Taj Mahal and Agra are noun)

Types of Noun

There are various types of nouns which are described below with proper definition and examples:

Proper Noun

Proper noun is a noun that names a particular place, person, or thing. Any word that come under it is written with the capital letter. For example; India, Africa, Domino’s Pizza, etc are proper nouns. More …

Common Noun

Common noun is a noun that names a person, place or thing that are not specific. It is used to name the class of place, person, or thing and capitalized only in case when they start a sentence. For example; car, mountain, man, ocean, cat, building, bridge, water, town, etc. More …

Material Noun

Material noun is a noun that names the materials or substances using which things are made. For example; air, gold, silver, coal, sand, rock, silk, wool, leather, cotton, rubber, etc are material nouns. More …

Compound Noun

Compound noun is a noun that names some difficult words containing two or more words joining together to make a single word. Sometimes words are separated by the hyphens and sometimes joined together into single word. For example; mother-in-law, six-pack, son-in-law, eyeglasses, sunlight, tablecloth, etc are compound nouns. More …

Countable Noun

Countable noun is a noun that names the things which are countable and occur in both single and plural forms as well as modified by numerals. For example; there is a dog on the road (in this example, the word ‘dog’ is singular countable), or; there are 10 dogs on the road (in this example, the word ‘dogs’ is plural and countable).

Countable noun can also occur with the quantificational determiners, for example; there are several dogs on the road. In this example, the word ‘several’ is a quantificational determiner. More …

Uncountable Noun or Mass Noun

Uncountable noun is a noun that names the things which are not countable. It cannot take plural form. Uncountable noun is also called as mass nouns as we cannot count it. For example; food, milk, rice, water, rain, snow, air, music, wood, sand, furniture, freedom, intelligence, etc which are uncountable nouns. More …

Collective Noun

Collective noun is a noun that names the people or things as a unit. It is generally used for a group of people or things. For example: team, family, group, bunch, village, herd, bevy, colony etc are collective nouns as they show many people or things together as a unit. More…

Concrete Noun

Concrete noun is a noun that names the things which can be perceived at least by one of our five senses means tasted, touched, smelled, felt, seen, etc. For example: sun, flower, light, apple, table, dog, salt, wool, etc are concrete nouns as they can be easily felt by our senses. More…

Abstract Noun

Abstract noun is a noun that names the things which can not be perceived by our five senses.

For example: sadness, happiness, fear, love, belief, pride, freedom, power, redemption, etc are abstract nouns as they cannot be detected by our senses. More…

Singular Noun

Singular noun is a noun that names one person, thing or place. For example: dog, ship, baby, hero, etc are singular nouns as they are expressing only one entity. More…

Plural Noun

Plural noun is a noun that names more than one place, person, thing or idea. For example: dogs, monkeys, apples, ships, men, women, etc are plural nouns as they are expressing more than one entity. More…

Possessive Noun

Possessive noun is a noun which shows ownership. This noun shows relationship of things to its owner. For example: teacher’s book, father’s money, sister’s pen, boss’s car, etc possessive noun as they are showing ownership. More…

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