proper noun


: a word or group of words (such as “Noah Webster,” “Kentucky,” or “U.S. Congress”) that is the name of a particular person, place, or thing and that usually begins with a capital letter

Full Definition of PROPER NOUN

:  a noun that designates a particular being or thing, does not take a limiting modifier, and is usually capitalized in English —called also proper name

First Known Use of PROPER NOUN

circa 1890
PROPER NOUN Defined for Kids

proper noun


Definition of PROPER NOUN for Kids

:  a noun that names a particular person, place, or thing <“Tom,” “Chicago,” and “Friday” are proper nouns.>


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