Noun Class

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A noun class is a Part-of-Speech Word Class for noun words.

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Category:English_abstract_nouns


Reference(s)

  • (Wikipedia, 2009) ⇒ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noun
    • A noun is a member of a large, open lexical category whose members can occur as the main word in the subject of a clause, the object of a verb, or the object of a preposition. The syntactic rules for nouns differ from language to language. In English, nouns may be defined as those words which can occur with articles and attributive adjectives and can function as the head of a noun phrase. In traditional English grammar, the noun is one of the eight parts of speech.
    • In linguistics, a noun is a member of a large, open lexical category whose members can occur as the main word in the subject of a clause, the object of a verb, or the object of a preposition. [1]
    • Lexical categories are defined in terms of how their members combine with other kinds of expressions. The syntactic rules for nouns differ from language to language. In English, nouns may be defined as those words which can occur with articles and attributive adjectives and can function as the head of a noun phrase.
    • In traditional English grammar, the noun is one of the eight parts of speech.
  • (WordNet, 2009) ⇒ http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=noun
    • S: (n) noun (a content word that can be used to refer to a person, place, thing, quality, or action)
    • S: (n) noun (the word class that can serve as the subject or object of a verb, the object of a preposition, or in apposition)
  • Wiktionary
    • (grammar) A word that can be used to refer to a person, place, thing, quality, or idea; one of the basic parts of speech in many languages. In English and in many other languages, a noun can serve as the subject or object of a verb. For example, the English words table and computer are nouns.