uncount noun

uncount noun UK [ˌʌnkaʊnt ˈnaʊn] US noun [countable] [singular uncount noun plural uncount nouns] [singular uncountable noun plural uncountable nouns] linguistics
a noun that does not have a plural form and cannot be counted For example, ‘furniture’ and ‘milk’ are uncount nouns .
Thesaurus: types and forms of nounshyponym
See also: count noun

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ˈuncount noun 7 [uncount noun uncount nouns] noun (grammar)
an uncountable noun
Opp: count noun

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • uncount noun — UK [ˌʌnkaʊnt ˈnaʊn] / US or uncountable noun UK / US noun [countable] Word forms uncount noun : singular uncount noun plural uncount nouns Word forms uncountable noun : singular uncountable noun plural uncountable nouns linguistics a noun that… …   English dictionary

  • uncount noun — [[t]ʌ̱nkaʊnt na͟ʊn[/t]] uncount nouns N COUNT An uncount noun is a noun such as gold , information , or furniture which has only one form and can be used without a determiner …   English dictionary

  • uncount noun — noun uncountable noun …   Wiktionary

  • uncount noun — un|count noun [ ,ʌnkaunt naun ] or un,countable noun noun count LINGUISTICS a noun that does not have a plural form and cannot be counted. For example, furniture and milk are uncount nouns: MASS NOUN ─ compare COUNT NOUN …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • uncount noun — /ˈʌnkaʊnt naʊn/ (say unkownt nown) noun → mass noun. Also, non count noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • noun — [[t]na͟ʊn[/t]] nouns N COUNT A noun is a word such as car , love , or Anne which is used to refer to a person or thing. → See also , count noun, , proper noun, , uncount noun …   English dictionary

  • uncountable noun — uncount noun UK [ˌʌnkaʊnt ˈnaʊn] / US or uncountable noun UK / US noun [countable] Word forms uncount noun : singular uncount noun plural uncount nouns Word forms uncountable noun : singular uncountable noun plural uncountable nouns linguistics a …   English dictionary

  • count noun — noun a noun that forms plurals • Hypernyms: ↑noun * * * noun Etymology: count (II) : a noun that forms a plural and is used with a numeral, with words such as many or few, or in English with the indefinite article a or …   Useful english dictionary

  • mass noun — mass nouns 1) N COUNT A mass noun is a noun such as wine which is usually uncount but is used with a or an or used in the plural when it refers to types of that substance, as in a range of Australian wines . 2) N COUNT In some descriptions of… …   English dictionary

  • mass noun — /ˈmæs naʊn/ (say mas nown) noun a noun referring to something which is being presented as indivisible into separate entities, whether it is concrete, as butter, or abstract, as unfriendliness. Compare count noun. Also, non count noun, uncount… …   Australian English dictionary

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