count noun


count noun
noun
a noun that forms plurals
Hypernyms: ↑noun

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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 an (as bean, stick, sheet, beer in “a dark beer”) — contrasted with mass noun

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Gram.
a noun, as apple, table, or birthday, that typically refers to a countable thing and that in English can be used in both the singular and the plural and can be preceded by the indefinite article a or an and by numerals. Cf. mass noun.
[1950-55]

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count noun noun
A noun which, since it denotes an entity of which there can be one or more than one, is able to form a plural
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Main Entry:count

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count noun UK US noun [countable] [singular count noun plural count nouns] linguistics
a countable noun
Thesaurus: types and forms of nounshyponym

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count noun,
a noun which may form a plural. Count nouns usually refer to something countable and can be preceded by the articles a or an. Concrete nouns are usually count nouns. Examples: book, animal, dream.

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n. Grammar a noun that can form a plural and, in the singular, can be used with the indefinite article (e.g., books, a book). Contrasted with mass noun

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noun, pl ⋯ nouns [count]
grammar : a noun (such as bean or ball) that has both a singular and plural form and can be used after a numeral, after words such as many or few, or after the indefinite article a or an — compare ↑noncount noun

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ˈcount noun [count noun] noun (grammar)
a countable noun
Opp: uncount noun

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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