noun phrase

noun phrase
noun
a phrase that can function as the subject or object of a verb
Syn: ↑nominal phrase, ↑nominal
Hypernyms: ↑phrase

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noun
Usage: sometimes capitalized N&P
: a syntactic element (as a word, phrase, or clause) that can be used for a nominal function (as the subject or object of a verb or object of a preposition)

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Gram.
a construction that functions syntactically as a noun, consisting of a noun and any modifiers, as all the men in the room who are reading books, or of a noun substitute, as a pronoun.
[1950-55]

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noun clause or noun phrase noun
A clause or phrase equivalent to a noun
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Main Entry:noun

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noun phrase UK US noun [countable] [singular noun phrase plural noun phrases] linguistics
a phrase that is used in a sentence in the same way that a noun is used In the sentence ‘Camping in the rain is not my idea of fun’, the phrase ‘Camping in the rain’ is a noun phrase, and so is ‘my idea of fun’ .
Thesaurus: types and forms of nounshyponym

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n. Grammar a word or group of words that functions in a sentence as subject, object, or prepositional object

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noun, pl ⋯ phrases [count]
: a group of words that acts like a noun in a sentence

In the sentence “I found the owner of the dog,” “the owner of the dog” is a noun phrase.

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ˈnoun phrase [noun phrase] noun (grammar)
a word or group of words in a sentence that behaves in the same way as a noun, that is as a subject, an object, a ↑complement, or as the object of a preposition

In the sentence ‘I spoke to the driver of the car’, ‘the driver of the car’ is a noun phrase.


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