Definition of Mass noun

1. Noun. A noun that does not form plurals.

Generic synonyms: Noun



Definition of Mass noun

1. Noun. A noun that normally cannot be counted. ¹

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Mass Noun Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mass Noun

mass fragmentography
mass funeral
mass grave
mass graves
mass hysteria
mass infection
mass law
mass media
mass medium
mass meeting
mass movement
mass murder
mass murderer
mass murderers
mass murders
mass noun (current term)
mass nouns
mass number
mass of maneuver
mass peristalsis
mass production
mass rapid transit
mass reflex
mass screening
mass shift
mass shifts
mass spectrograph
mass spectrographs
mass spectrometer
mass spectrometry

Literary usage of Mass noun

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"We might conjecture then, from this little information about sort, that the idioms first form with the singular felt to be a mass noun, frequently with a ..."

2. Grammatical Synthesis: The Art of English Composition by Henry Noble Day (1870)
"In the same way, I may say " Water is fluid," using the word "water " as a mass-noun; or " Rain water is soft," using the same word as a class-noun. ..."

3. The Young Composer: A Guide to English Grammar & Composition by Henry Noble Day (1870)
"The same word, it should be borne in mind, may be, in one use, a Proper Noun; in another, a Class-noun; in still another, a Collective Noun, or a Mass-noun. ..."

4. The Denotation of Generic Terms in Ancient Indian Philosophy: Grammar, Nyāya by Peter M. Scharf (1996)
"For example, the word 'wood', like the words 'clay' and 'gold', is a mass noun. It denotes the substance out of which trees and other objects are made. ..."

5. Grammar as a Science by Benjamin Franklin Sisk (1903)
"A name given to a substance, considered simply as substance, is a substance noun, or a mass noun. ..."

6. A Modern Composition and Rhetoric (complete Course) Containing the by Lewis Worthington Smith, James Eames Thomas (1901)
"-cule. molecule, a small mass. Noun Suffixes = one who is (objective) ; that which is. -ee. committee, that to which something is committed. ..."

7. A Modern Composition and Rhetoric (brief Course) Containing the Principles by Lewis Worthington Smith, James Eames Thomas (1900)
"-cule. molecule, a small mass. Noun Suffixes = one who is (objective) ; that which is. -ee. committee, that to which something is committed. ..."

8. The New York Teacher, and the American Educational Monthly (1868)
"... plain confounding of thought as "a class- noun" with thought as "a mass-noun." (See Day's "Art of Composition," pp. 41,.) For when the author says, ..."

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