An ELT Glossary : Noun
A noun is a word referring to people, places, things, animals, abstract concepts etc. In the following examples, all the nouns are underlined. Other word classes referred to are in italics. Nouns can :
a) act as subject or object of a verb : Cats like milk
b) act as the object of a preposition : I went to America for work
c) be modified by an adjective : I need a new pair of brown shoes.
d) can be used with determiners : Look at that car! Here's the bus. I like your bag.
See also :
Concrete Nouns and Abstract nouns
Countable and Uncountable Nouns
Proper Nouns and Common Nouns
Singular and plural nouns