"agent noun" meaning in English

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Noun

Forms: agent nouns [plural]
Head templates: {{en-noun}} agent noun (plural agent nouns)
  1. (grammar) A noun that denotes an agent that performs the action denoted by the verb from which the noun is derived, such as "rider" derived from "to ride", or "cutter" derived from "to cut". Categories (topical): Grammar Synonyms: nomen agentis Related terms: action noun Translations (noun that denotes an agent): اسم الفاعل [masculine] (Arabic), činitelské jméno [neuter] (Czech), nomen agentis [neuter] (Dutch), tekijännimi (Finnish), nom d’agent [masculine] (French), Nomen Agentis [neuter] (German), cselekvőnév (Hungarian), nome d'agente [masculine] (Italian), 行為者名詞 (kōisha meishi) (Japanese), 動作主名詞 (dōsashu meishi) (Japanese), nomen agentis [neuter] (Latin), اسم فاعل (esm e fâ'el) (Persian), wykonawca czasownika [masculine] (Polish), nombre de agente [masculine] (Spanish), enw gweithredydd [masculine] (Welsh)
    Sense id: en-agent_noun-en-noun-CxGbR-ZK Categories (other): English entries with incorrect language header Topics: grammar, human-sciences, linguistics, sciences

Inflected forms

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      "sense": "noun that denotes an agent",
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      "sense": "noun that denotes an agent",
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