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noun (n.)

in grammar, "a name; word that denotes a thing (material or immaterial)," late 14c., from Anglo-French noun "name, noun," from Old French nom, non (Modern French nom), from Latin nomen "name, noun" (from PIE root *no-men- "name"). Old English used name to mean "noun." In old use also including adjectives (as noun adjective). Related: Nounal.

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Definitions of noun from WordNet

noun (n.)
a content word that can be used to refer to a person, place, thing, quality, or action;
noun (n.)
the word class that can serve as the subject or object of a verb, the object of a preposition, or in apposition;
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