Meaning of PRONOUN in English

ˈprōˌnau̇n noun

Etymology: Middle French pronom, from Latin pronomin-, pronomen, from pro- pro- (II) + nomin-, nomen name, noun — more at name

1. : a word belonging to one of the major form classes in any of a great many languages that is used as a substitute for a noun or noun equivalent, takes noun constructions and is declined, refers to persons or things named, asked for, or understood in the context, and has little or no fixed meaning except one of relation or limitation

2. : pronominal

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