Term: Abstract Nouns

Definition:

An abstract noun refers to states, events, concepts, feelings, qualities, etc., that have no physical existence.

eg: Freedom; happiness; idea; music are all abstract nouns that have no physical existence.

An abstract noun can be either a countable noun or uncountable noun. Abstract nouns that refer to events are almost usually countable: a noise; a meeting.


 

See Also: Concrete Noun; Proper Noun; Adjectival Noun; Noun as Adjective; Animate Noun; Inanimate Noun; Collective Noun; Mass Noun; Substantive

Category: Nouns