adnoun

[ ad-noun ]
/ ˈædˌnaʊn /

noun Grammar.

an adjective used as a noun, as meek in Blessed are the meek; absolute adjective.

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Origin of adnoun

First recorded in 1745–55; ad(jective) + noun
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British Dictionary definitions for adnoun

adnoun
/ (ˈædnaʊn) /

noun

an adjective used as a noun; absolute adjective

Word Origin for adnoun

C18: from Latin ad to + noun, formed on the model of adverb
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