Compound Nouns

Examples Help! Definition and Meaning of a Compound Noun

A noun is the name of any person, place or thing as John, London or book. But what is a Compound noun? The meaning or definition of a Compound noun is as follows:


Definition & Meaning

Compound nouns are formed by joining two simple nouns together. Examples are boyfriend (made from boy and friend) or girlfriend. A hyphen might also be used to form a compound noun such as dining-table. A different meaning can be created when using two separate nouns such as in fish tank or mineral water.

Definition & Meaning

Examples Help! List of Compound Nouns

This list of English examples will prove useful when learning about different parts of speech:

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blackboard blackboard blue-green
breakwater brother-in-law browbeat
freeze-dry grasshopper highlight
Iceland love-in New Year's Day
over-ripe seafood tumbledown
twelve-year-old undercut underworld
wallpaper without witchcraft
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Examples Help - Understanding Compound Nouns!

Understanding the different types of nouns is not very difficult, but it is made daunting because of the seemingly complicated names! Just glancing through this page provides a fast overview of Compound nouns. Remember that compound nouns are formed by joining two simple nouns together. Examples are boyfriend (made from boy and friend) or girlfriend. A hyphen might also be used to form a compound noun such as dining-table. A different meaning can be created when using two separate nouns such as in fish tank or mineral water.

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Compound Nouns

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