Pronoun meaning

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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.
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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.
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(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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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.

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Any of the words within this part of speech, such as he or whom.
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Origin of pronoun

  • Late Middle English pronoun, pronoune partial translation of Latin prōnōmen (translation of Greek antōnumiā interchange of names, pronoun) prō- pro- nōmen name, noun

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary