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Meaning of pronoun by Wiktionary Dictionary

pronoun


    Etymology

    pro- + noun, modeled on Middle French pronom, from Latin pronomen, itself a calque of Ancient Greek ἀντωνυμία ( antōnumia ) .

    Noun

    pronoun ( plural: pronouns )

    1. ( grammar ) A type of noun that refers anaphorically to another noun or noun phrase, but which cannot ordinarily be preceded by a determiner and rarely takes an attributive adjective. English examples include I, you, him, who, me, my, each other .

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Explanation of pronoun by Wordnet Dictionary

pronoun


    Noun
    1. a function word that is used in place of a noun or noun phrase



    Definition of pronoun by GCIDE Dictionary

    pronoun


    1. Pronoun n. [Pref. pro- + noun: cf. F. pronom, L. pronomen. See Noun.] ( Gram. ) A word used instead of a noun or name, to avoid the repetition of it. The personal pronouns in English are I, thou or you, he, she, it, we, ye, and they.