Meaning of common noun in English:

common noun


Translate common noun into Spanish


  • A noun denoting a class of objects or a concept as opposed to a particular individual.

    Often contrasted with proper noun

    ‘Making a common noun plural usually means adding an s or changing the ending of the original word.’
    • ‘It is a common mistake to capitalise a common noun that is an important word in a sentence.’
    • ‘One project in the Centre focused on how children distinguish between proper names and common nouns.’
    • ‘Tell students that common nouns are not capitalized and proper nouns are capitalized.’
    • ‘All other nouns begin with small letters and are common nouns.’