Adnoun
Adnoun Ad"noun`, n. [Pref. ad- + noun.] (Gram.) An adjective, or attribute. [R.] --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

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  • Adnoun — In linguistics, an adnoun is a kind of lexical category. In English, it is a word that is usually an adjective, but is being used as a noun.cite web | url=http://phrontistery.info/a.html | title=List of unusual words | work=The Phrontistery |… …   Wikipedia

  • adnoun — noun an adjective used as a noun meek in blessed are the meek is an adnoun • Hypernyms: ↑common noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • adnoun — /ad nown /, n. Gram. an adjective used as a noun, as meek in Blessed are the meek; absolute adjective. [1745 55; AD(JECTIVE) + NOUN] * * * …   Universalium

  • adnoun — noun An adjective used as a noun. See Also: adnominal …   Wiktionary

  • adnoun —   n. adjective used as noun …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • adname — † ˈadname Obs. [f. L. ad to + name n. an englishing of mod.L. adnōmen and Fr. adnom; see adnoun.] [see adnoun] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Adnominal — Ad*nom i*nal, a. [L. ad + nomen noun.] (Gram.) Pertaining to an adnoun; adjectival; attached to a noun. Gibbs. {Ad*nom i*nal*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Adnominally — Adnominal Ad*nom i*nal, a. [L. ad + nomen noun.] (Gram.) Pertaining to an adnoun; adjectival; attached to a noun. Gibbs. {Ad*nom i*nal*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adnominal — /ad nom euh nl/, Gram. adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or used as the modifier of a noun, as new in the new theater, on the corner in the house on the corner, or the mayor s in the mayor s reputation. 2. of or pertaining to an adnoun. n. 3. a word or… …   Universalium

  • postnoun — 1. adjective posnaʊn Following a noun. 2. noun posnaʊn a particle which follows a noun. Syn: postnominal See Also: prenoun, adnoun …   Wiktionary

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