adnoun

[ad-noun]

noun Grammar.

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

Nearby words

  1. adneural,
  2. adnexa,
  3. adnexal adenoma,
  4. adnexum,
  5. adnominal,
  6. ado,
  7. ado-ekiti,
  8. adobe,
  9. adobe flat,
  10. adobo

Origin of adnoun

First recorded in 1745–55; ad(jective) + noun

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British Dictionary definitions for adnoun

adnoun

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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