Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An adjective used as a noun, such as merciful in Blessed are the merciful.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In grammar, an adjective or attributive word; an adjunct to a noun; specifically, according to some grammarians, an adjective used substantively, as the good, the true, and the beautiful.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Gram.), rare An adjective, or attribute.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun grammar An adjective used as a noun.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an adjective used as a noun

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[ad– + noun (modeled on adverb).]

Examples

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  • Pejorative is my favorite adnoun.

    November 29, 2017