Definition of Proper noun

1. Noun. A noun that denotes a particular thing; usually capitalized.

Exact synonyms: Proper Name
Generic synonyms: Noun
Antonyms: Common Noun



Definition of Proper noun

1. Noun. A noun denoting a particular person, place, organization, ship, animal, event, or other individual entity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Proper Noun

propeptides
propeptone
propeptones
proper
proper(a)
proper(ip)
proper-noun
proper acceleration
proper adjective
proper adjectives
proper fraction
proper fractions
proper motion
proper name
proper names
proper noun (current term)
proper nounhood
proper nouns
proper subset
properate
properating
properation
properdin
properdins
properer
properest
properidine
properispome
properispomenon
properispomenons

Literary usage of Proper noun

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1. The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown (1851)
"Hence its effect upon a particular name, or proper noun, is directly the reverse of ... On the contrary, it extends the particular idea of the proper noun, ..."

2. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1903)
"(*) The broad line of distinction between proper nouns and common nouns is found in the fact that the proper noun is almost (but not entirely), an arbitrary ..."

3. Syntax of Early Latin by Charles Edwin Bennett (1914)
"Inc. 259, in arce Athenis statio mea nunc placet, we have a proper noun, in apposition with a common noun, used as an attributive modifier ; CIL, i, 198,17, ..."

4. English Grammar Simplified: Its Study Made Easy by James Champlin Fernald (1916)
"CORRESPONDENCE OF COMMON AND proper nounS As every individual object does belong to some class, every proper noun has some common noun corresponding to it, ..."

5. An Advanced English Grammar: With Exercises by George Lyman Kittredge, Frank Edgar Farley (1913)
"A proper noun is the name of a particular person, place, or thing. ... A common noun becomes a proper noun when used as the particular name of a ship, ..."

6. An Advanced English Grammar: With Exercises by George Lyman Kittredge, Frank Edgar Farley (1913)
"A proper noun is the name of a particular person, place, or thing. ... A common noun becomes a proper noun when used as the particular name of a ship, ..."

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