Noun: Definition and Five Types of Nouns, Examples

Definition of Noun:

Nouns are used to name people, animals, events, objects, and places. qualities etc

Name of person: Naina, Raju, Seema, Elizabeth, Ratan, Rabindranath, etc

Name of Animals: Dog, Cat

Name of Place: Mumbai, Kolkata, Rajgir, Delhi, Gopalpur, Digha, etc

Name of Objects: Book, Pen, Chair, Box, Spoon, Television, Mobile, etc

Kinds of Noun:

There are five kinds of noun

  • Proper Noun
  • Common Noun
  • Collective Noun
  • Material Noun
  • Abstract Noun

Proper Noun: A proper noun is the name of a particular person, place, book, river, etc.

Example- Sanju, The Ganga, the Bible, March, Monday

Common Noun: A common noun is the name of a class of persons, things or animals

Example- Man, newspaper, flower, animal, pen, school, doctor, etc.

Collective Noun: It is the name of a collection of people, things or animals

Example- a crowd of people, a herd of cattle, a bundle of sticks, a swarm of bees, a bunch of flowers, a group of workers, etc.

Material Noun: It is the name of some material or substance from which things are made

Example: wood, silver, stone, rice, milk, iron. water, etc.

Abstract Noun: It is the name of qualities, feeling or actions

example- honesty, cruelty, childhood, beauty, kindness, etc.