noun


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Noun \Noun\ (noun), n. [OF. noun, nun, num, non, nom, F. nom,
   fr. L. nomen name. See Name.] (Gram.)
   A word used as the designation or appellation of a creature
   or thing, existing in fact or in thought; a substantive.
   [1913 Webster]

   Note: By some grammarians the term noun is so used as to
         include adjectives, as being descriptive; but in
         general it is limited to substantives.
         [1913 Webster]
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