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

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

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  • n. An adjective used as a noun.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An adjective, or attribute.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an adjective used as a noun

Etymologies

ad- + noun (modeled on adverb).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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