n (grammar) word which can be the subject or object of a verb or the object of a preposition; word marked n in this dictionary 名词. Cf 参看 common noun (common1), proper name (proper).
1300-1400; Language: Anglo-French;Origin:'name, noun'
, from Old French
nom, from Latin
a word or group of words that represent a person (such as 'Michael', 'teacher' or 'police officer'), a place (such as 'France' or 'school'), a thing or activity (such as 'coffee' or 'football'), or a quality or idea (such as 'danger' or 'happiness'). Nouns can be used as the subject or object of a verb (as in 'The teacher arrived' or 'We like the teacher') or as the object of a preposition
(as in 'good at football').
→common noun, count noun, proper noun
1. The editorial director of one dictionary says that the noun "clonee" may sound like a good term, but it's not clear enough. 一本词典的主编说，名词"被克隆者"听起来不错，但却不够明晰。
2. "Dogs" is a plural noun. Dogs 是复数名词。