a construction that functions syntactically as a noun, consisting of a noun and any modifiers, as all the men in the room who are reading books, or of a noun substitute, as a pronoun.
(grammar) a constituent of a sentence that consists of a noun and any modifiers it may have a noun clause, or a word, such as a pronoun, that takes the place of a noun NP
- Noun pre-modifier
noun, Grammar. 1. a noun that occurs before and modifies another noun, as toy in toy store or tour in tour group.
[noun] /naʊn/ noun, Grammar. 1. any member of a class of words that can function as the main or only elements of subjects of verbs (A dog just barked), or of objects of verbs or prepositions (to send money from home), and that in English can take plural forms and possessive endings (Three of his […]
[noo-ris] /ˈnu rɪs/ noun, Obsolete. 1. a .
[nur-ish, nuhr-] /ˈnɜr ɪʃ, ˈnʌr-/ verb (used with object) 1. to sustain with food or nutriment; supply with what is necessary for life, health, and growth. 2. to cherish, foster, keep alive, etc.: He had long nourished the dream of living abroad. 3. to strengthen, build up, or promote: to nourish discontent among the workers; […]