abstract noun


noun Grammar.

a noun denoting something immaterial and abstract, as rest, dread, or transportation.
a noun formed with a suffix that imparts such a meaning, as kindness.

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Origin of abstract noun

First recorded in 1350–1400
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British Dictionary definitions for abstract noun

abstract noun

noun

a noun that refers to an abstract concept, as for example kindnessCompare concrete noun
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