10 Kinds of Nouns With Definition and Examples

There are various kinds of nouns used to name person, animals, things and ideas. Here we will take a quick look at 10 kinds of nouns with definition and examples to help you use them properly in your sentences.

10 Kinds of Nouns With Definition and Examples

1. Proper Nouns.
Proper Nouns are used to refer to specific person, place or thing.
A proper noun always starts with a capital letter. These nouns also refer to the names of the days of week and months, and also various names of organization, institution, religious, etc. Which are proper and specific.

2. Common Nouns
Proper nouns refer to general, unspecific person, place or thing.

  • Boys
  • Girls
  • Students

3. Compound Nouns
A compound noun is a noun which contains two or more words which join together to make a single noun is called compound noun.
A compound noun can be written together, Such as “ Football” can be hyphenated such as “ six-pack, Mother-in-law” or separate words such as “ Post office”.

  • Classroom
  • Paper-clip
  • Police station

4. Collective Nouns

A Collective noun is a noun which refers to a group of people or group of something in a specific manner or unit.

  • Family
  • Audience
  • People

Note: Collective nouns can be either singular or plural, consider the examples below.

  • Our team is playing the final on Friday.
  • Our class graduates two years ago.

5. Concrete Nouns
A concrete noun is a noun which can be touched, smelled, seen, felt or tasted.
Concrete nouns can be countable or uncountable, common noun, proper noun or collective nouns can be concrete noun.

  • Plate
  • Chair
  • Water

6. Abstract Nouns
Abstract nouns are the names of things that you can perceive or recognize with your five senses.

  • Freedom
  • Love
  • Happiness

7. Material Nouns
Material nouns refer to material or substance out of which things are made.

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Iron

8. Pronoun
Personal pronouns are types of nouns that take the place of nouns which are referring to people, places or things are called pronouns.

  • I
  • He
  • She
  • It
  • They

9. Countable nouns
Countable nouns are the nouns which can be counted. These nouns can be used in both the singular and plural forms, When used as plural forms they can be counted.

  • Friends
  • Chairs
  • She had a pet dog. –Dog is also a countable noun as its plural is dogs.

10. Uncountable Nouns
Uncountable nouns are the nouns which cannot be counted and have only singular form.
These nouns are exact opposite of countable nouns.

  • Water
  • Rice
  • Sugar


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Kabeer June 4, 2018 at 5:36 pm

What is difference bw concrete and abstract noun. Those definitions are same ,how can we recognize or understand well. Their definitions are defining 5 senses. Anybody tell me ?

Shahid Khan June 25, 2018 at 4:50 pm

kabeer. difference is that concrete nouns can be touched and felt but abstract can only be felt. it can be touched. concrete like football, abstract like happiness.

intezar khan October 29, 2018 at 2:05 pm

Thanks to help us…

BISMO October 29, 2018 at 2:08 pm

Welcome Intezar Khan.

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