a noun derived from a verb, especially by a process applicable to most or all verbs, as, in English, the -ing form of Eating is fun or of Smoking is forbidden.
The Top Baby Names Are Actually NounsWant your child to stand out on the preschool roster? Going with a strong noun name is an all-American tradition. Below are some names that you may not have even realized were nouns. And, with a little help from Babylist (who we love because they named the dictionary and thesaurus as some of the top ways to pick a baby name), we've ranked awesome noun-inspired names based on the most popular from this year. That way, you can either be in on the trend ... or go the complete opposite (unique, unpronounceable, but amazingly you) way with your dream baby name.
What Are Some Irregular Plural Nouns?Irregular plural nouns are nouns that become plural in a way other than adding -s or -es to the end. It can be tough to remember which nouns are irregular, but here are a few guidelines for how to handle the ones that are. Regular Nouns First off, a noun is a person, place, or thing. Nouns are singular when they represent one item and …
- verbal adjective,
- verbal auxiliary,
- verbal irony,
Origin of verbal noun
First recorded in 1700–10
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a noun derived from a verb, such as smoking in the sentence smoking is bad for youSee also gerund
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