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View synonyms for adnoun

adnoun

[ ad-noun ]

noun

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


adnoun

/ ˈædnaʊn /

noun

  1. an adjective used as a noun; absolute adjective


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Word History and Origins

Origin of adnoun1

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of adnoun1

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

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Example Sentences

It is not, in all cases, easy to determine to which of these classes an adnoun should be referred.

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