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

    English Grammar in Familiar Lectures

    Samuel Kirkham

British Dictionary definitions for adnoun


  1. an adjective used as a noun; absolute adjective
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Word Origin

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