- The definition of a pronoun is a part of speech that replaces a noun in a sentence, assigning people or things as the subject.
- An example of pronoun is them.
- An example of pronoun is I.
- An example of pronoun is he.
Gram. any of a small class of relationship or signal words that assume the functions of nouns within clauses or phrases while referring to other locutions within the sentence or in other sentences: I, you, them, it, ours, who, which, myself, anybody, etc. are pronouns
Origin of pronounaltered (infl. by noun) ; from Middle French pronom ; from Classical Latin pronomen ; from pro, for + nomen, noun
nounAbbr. pron. or pr.
- The part of speech that substitutes for nouns or noun phrases and designates persons or things asked for, previously specified, or understood from the context.
- Any of the words within this part of speech, such as he or whom.
Origin of pronounLate Middle English pronoun, pronoune, partial translation of Latin prōnōmen (translation of Greek antōnumiā, interchange of names, pronoun) : prō-, pro- + nōmen, name, noun.