Hypertext Webster Gateway: "pronoun"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Pronoun \Pro"noun\, n. [Pref. pro- + noun: cf. F. pronom, L.
pronomen. See {Noun}.] (Gram.)
A word used instead of a noun or name, to avoid the
repetition of it. The personal pronouns in English are I,
thou or you, he, she, it, we, ye, and they.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

pronoun
n : a function word that is used in place of a noun or noun
phrase


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