Definition - A Noun is a word used as the name of a person, place or thing.
परिभाषा - किसी व्यक्ति, स्थान या वस्तु का बोध कराने वाले नाम को संज्ञा कहते है ।

There are mainly five types of Noun:
संज्ञा के मुख्यता पाँच प्रकार होते हैं :


1. Common Noun (जातिवाचक संज्ञा) :
A Common Noun is a name given in common to every person or thing of the same class or kind.
Examples: king, book, girl, boy, table, chair etc.
(a) Ravi is a foolish man.
(b) Sheela is a beautiful girl.

2. Proper Noun (व्यक्तिवाचक संज्ञा) :
A Proper Noun is the name of some particular person, place or thing.
Examples: Agra, The New York Times, Sita, Google etc.
(a) Google is a very popular search engine.
(b) Agra is one of the famous cities of India known for tourism.

3. Collective Noun (समूहवाचक/समुदायवाचक  संज्ञा) :
A Collective Noun is the name of a number of persons or things taken together and spoken as one whole.
Examples: committee, government, police, class, assembly, family etc.
(a) The committee was one on this point.
(b) Please pay my regards to your family.



4. Abstract Noun (भाववाचक संज्ञा) :
An Abstract Noun is the name of quality, action or state considered apart from the object to which it belongs.
Examples:
Quality - honesty, wisdom, bravery
Action - laughter, theft, judgement
State - childhood, youth, sleep, death
(a) The soldiers were rewarded for their bravery.
(b) We all love honesty.


5. Material Noun (द्रव्यवाचक संज्ञा) :
A Material is the name of material or substance which are used to made things.
Examples: silver, gold, iron, cotton, diamond, plastic etc.
(a) Gold is an expensive metal.
(b) Plastic is used to make containers of different shape.


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