Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ADNOUNS

Adnouns are a class of words added to nouns to vary their comprehension, or to determine their extension.

Participles bear the same relation to verbs, that adnouns do to nouns.

But that theory which ranks them with adnouns, appears to rest on a sandy foundation.