Definition of Noun phrase

1. Noun. A phrase that can function as the subject or object of a verb.

Exact synonyms: Nominal, Nominal Phrase
Generic synonyms: Phrase



Definition of Noun phrase

1. Noun. (grammar) A phrase that can serve as the subject or the object of a verb; it is usually headed by a noun, (including pronouns), with any associated dependents such as determiners or modifiers. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Noun Phrase

noule
noules
nouls
noumena
noumenal
noumenon
noun
noun-phrase
noun adjunct
noun adjuncts
noun clause
noun clauses
noun of multitude
noun phrase (current term)
noun phrases
nounal
nounally
nouned
nounhood
nounier
nouniest
nouniness
nouning
nounize
nounized
nounizes
nounizing
nounless

Literary usage of Noun phrase

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1. Toda Grammar and Texts by Murray Barnson Emeneau (1984)
"Moreover, when a doubled noun phrase is used for 'buffaloes in general', it is ïr xor. 16. This sentence on the whole seems to repeat sentence 15. ..."

2. An Advanced English Grammar: With Exercises by George Lyman Kittredge, Frank Edgar Farley (1913)
"A phrase used as a noun is called a noun-phrase. 2. ... In the examples in § 40, The Father of Waters is a noun-phrase ; with blue eyes, an adjective phrase ..."

3. English Grammar by Lillian Gertrude Kimball (1912)
"Such a group of words we call an adverbial noun phrase. ... An adverbial noun phrase tells not only time and place, but it often answers such questions as ..."

4. Elementary English Composition by Fred Newton Scott, Joseph Villiers Denney (1908)
"Again, we may give a different turn to the thought by using in the predicate a noun- phrase complement or a noun-clause complement; thus, " To retreat is to ..."

5. Theme-building by Charles Henshaw Ward (1920)
"For in every noun "phrase" there is always one word that is used as a noun; ... Hence it is questionable whether this vague use of "noun phrase" may not do ..."

6. A Reference Grammar of Classical Tamil Poetry by V. S. Rajam (1992)
"... nal il is itself a noun phrase and has two adjectives (pan < pal 'many' and nal 'good'). There is also a verb stem (man 'to be perfect, elegant'), ..."

7. Overview of the Third Text Retrieval Conference (Trec-3) edited by D. K. Harmon (1996)
"The algorithm proceeds in three steps, as follows: (1) Assign scores to each of the candidate pairs Xj+Xj where i>j from the ambiguous noun phrase x\ ..."

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