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  1. [grammar] A noun that denotes an idea, emotion, feeling, quality or other abstract or intangible concept

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Google previewCengage Advantage Books: The Pocket Wadsworth Handbook (2011)

by Laurie Kirszner, Stephen Mandell

An abstract noun refers to an intangible idea or quality: love, hate, justice, anger, fear, prejudice. 2 Pronouns Pronouns are words used in place of nouns. The noun for which a pronoun stands is called its antecedent. If you use a quotation in ...

Google previewMorphologie / Morphology. 1. Halbband (2000)

by Geert E. Booij, Christian Lehmann, Joachim Mugdan

A prototypical abstract noun is an action noun formed by nominalization. All nouns which are grammatically or semantically like the prototypical ones are abstract nouns. A concrete noun is then simply a common noun which is not abstract in ...

Google previewThe Pearson Complete Guide For The Cat (2011)

by Sinha Nishit K

Abstract Nouns An abstract noun is a noun which names anything which can «o/ perceive through five physical senses. It is opposite of a concrete noun. Example, happiness, knowledge, kindness etc. Countable Nouns A countable noun is a ...

Google previewHomiletic Review (1907)

An International Magazine of Religion, Theology and Philosophy

An abstract noun is a noun expressive of qualities or a general attribute, as virtue, vice. A concrete noun is one that denotes a concrete object or the conception of it . With the exception of "inch,'' the words cited are abstract nouns. "Inch*" may ...

Google previewThe Teacher's Journal (1912)

A Practical Educational Periodical for Progressive Teachers by Arras Jones

An abstract noun is a noun that expresses an abstract object of thought; e. g., faith, wickedness, etc. Nouns are sometimes classified into material and immaterial, according to whether the noun names a material or immaterial object of thought; ...

Google previewThe School News and Practical Educator (1909)

An abstract noun is a name that is applied to an attribute. A collective noun is a class noun that, even in the singular form, names a number of individuals of the same kind. Exercise Classify the nouns in these sentences. Which ones do not ...

Google previewPrimary Grammar Dictionary (2003)

by Gordon Winch

Abstract Noun An abstract noun is the name of something that exists in your mind, although you cannot see or touch it, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Grammatical Terms in Linguistics (2013)

by R.L. Trask

abstract noun 4 abstract noun n. A noun whose meaning is an abstract concept ( truth, beauty, magnitude, consequence) or a noun denoting an event (arrival, explosion). Cf. concrete noun. acceptability /9ksept9'b111ti/ n. The degree to which ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Grammar (1917)

by James A. Hennesy

An abstract noun presupposes the existence of an adjective from which it is derived, as honest, brave, and strong are the root words of which the examples given above are derivatives. Noun, Case of. — In English there are three cases — the ...

Google previewComparative Austronesian Dictionary (1995)

An Introduction to Austronesian Studies by Darrell T. Tryon

abstract noun characterising ROOT. a-ROOT-ig pa (R )-ROOT-ag Abstract noun reflecting process, source, result, or location of verbal ...

Google previewEtymological and Pronouncing Dictionary of Difficult Words (1882)

by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Abstract noun . . ., infa-ncy, dece-ncy Noun, to be done .. leg[e]-nd, garl[aj-nd Noun, something to) memorandum, corrf. be done . . J ge-ndum Abstract noun,. .. good-ness, white-ness (Also added to Romance words, especially with "Jul" as a ...

Google previewBachiesichang Dictionary of English Errors (2013)

by King Sulleyman D. Bachiesichang

ABSTRACT NOUN This is a noun that names a quality, events, ...

Google previewDictionary Of English Literat. (2002)

by Rajni Sehgal

Abstract noun. A noun with a non-material, general (but not abstract) referent, as joy, bravery. Note: This type of noun is often derived from a verb or adjective, as movement from move, hardness from hard. Abstract reasning or thinking. The use ...

Google previewHeinemann English Dictionary (2001)

by Martin Manser

abstract noun noun a noun which refers to thoughts, feelings and ideas, which cannot be touched. Compare CONCRETE NOUN. abstruse (ab-strcwce) adjective obscure or difficult to understand: / couldn 't follow ...

Google previewThe International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia (1915)

by James Orr

An abstract noun is often put for the concrete; (6) the result shows that while the Jews rejected Christ, the Gentiles received and hence ...

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