Definition of concrete noun in English:

concrete noun


  • A noun denoting a material object rather than an abstract quality, state, or action, e.g. dog, building, tree.

    ‘the list consisted of 20 high-frequency concrete nouns’
    • ‘The majority of words were concrete nouns.’
    • ‘Lorissa's Italian is mostly concrete nouns and infinitives.’
    • ‘Concrete nouns almost force the writer to use vivid verbs.’
    • ‘When you say or hear a concrete noun, such as “apple”, what happens in your mind?’
    • ‘Spell almost any concrete noun into that original game and a virtual object matching it would appear.’