abstract noun


abstract noun
A noun that denotes an idea, emotion, feeling, quality or other abstract or intangible concept

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  • abstract noun — n a noun that names a feeling, quality, or state rather than an object, animal, or person. For example, hunger and beauty are abstract nouns …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • abstract noun — noun count a word that names a quality, idea, or feeling instead of a person, animal, place, or thing …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • abstract noun — Gram. 1. a noun denoting something immaterial and abstract, as rest, dread, or transportation. 2. a noun formed with a suffix that imparts such a meaning, as kindness. Cf. concrete noun. * * * abstract noun UK US noun [countable] [singular… …   Useful english dictionary

  • abstract noun — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms abstract noun : singular abstract noun plural abstract nouns linguistics a noun that refers to a quality, idea, or feeling rather than to a person, animal, place, or thing …   English dictionary

  • abstract noun — noun (C) a noun that names a feeling, quality, or state rather than an object, animal, or person: Hunger and beauty are abstract nouns …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • abstract noun — noun that represents some abstract idea or notion (i.e. independence, anger, love) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ˌabstract ˈnoun — noun [C] a word that names a quality, idea, or feeling, such as ‘happiness or ‘beauty …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • abstract noun — Gram. 1. a noun denoting something immaterial and abstract, as rest, dread, or transportation. 2. a noun formed with a suffix that imparts such a meaning, as kindness. Cf. concrete noun. * * * …   Universalium

  • abstract noun — /æbstrækt ˈnaʊn / (say abstrakt nown) noun a noun having an abstract meaning, as honesty. Compare concrete noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • abstract noun — ab′stract noun′ n. gram. a noun denoting something abstract, conceptual, or general, as kindness, dread, or transportation …   From formal English to slang


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