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.

Nearby words

  1. abstract,
  2. abstract algebra,
  3. abstract art,
  4. abstract expressionism,
  5. abstract music,
  6. abstract number,
  7. abstract of title,
  8. abstract space,
  9. abstract thinking,
  10. abstracted

Compare concrete noun.

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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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