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 for Noun
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Noun \Noun\ (noun), n. [OF. noun, nun, num, non, nom, F. nom,
     fr. L. nomen name. See Name.] (Gram.)
     A word used as the designation or appellation of a creature
     or thing, existing in fact or in thought; a substantive.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: By some grammarians the term noun is so used as to
           include adjectives, as being descriptive; but in
           general it is limited to substantives.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  noun
      n 1: a content word that can be used to refer to a person,
           place, thing, quality, or action
      2: the word class that can serve as the subject or object of a
         verb, the object of a preposition, or in apposition

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