common noun - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] linguistics 

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singularcommon noun
pluralcommon nouns
  1. any noun that is not the name of a specific person or thing. For examplewoman’, ‘dog’, ‘mountain’, and ‘idea’ are common nouns, while ‘Sarah’, ‘Rover’, and ‘Mount Everest’ are proper nouns. The two types of common noun are concrete noun and abstract noun.