Meaning of NOUN in English

noun /naʊn/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Language: Anglo-French ; Origin: 'name, noun' , from Old French nom , from Latin nomen ; ⇨ ↑ nominal ]

a word or group of words that represent a person (such as ‘Michael’, ‘teacher’, or ‘police officer’), a place (such as ‘France’ or ‘school’), a thing or activity (such as ‘coffee’ or ‘football’), or a quality or idea (such as ‘danger’ or ‘happiness’). Nouns can be used as the subject or object of a verb (as in ‘The teacher arrived’ or ‘We like the teacher’) or as the object of a ↑ preposition (as in ‘good at football’).

⇨ ↑ common noun , ↑ count noun , ↑ proper noun

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.