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List of Nouns

Using a list of nouns when children are beginning to read is helpful in making teaching easier. Nouns are one of the first parts of speech that children learn when they begin to read. Use the following list of nouns for each age group to help your child learn about the ideas things, people and places that surround them. Scroll down for lists by grade level and age.

Kinds of Nouns in the English Language

Nouns have different types or classes. There are proper and common nouns, noncount and count nounts, collective nouns, and concrete and abstract nouns.

Even though there are different kinds of nouns, a noun can fall into more than one class.

An example of this would be: Kathleen dated three different Davids in college. Davids in that sentence would fall into the classes of proper, count and concrete.

To further explain the kinds of nouns, you can use this guide and remember that the lists of nouns below contain all of these types :

KINDS OF NOUNS

Proper Nouns and Common Nouns

Proper nouns are nouns that represent a unique entity (like a specific person or a specific place).

Common nouns which describe an entire group of entities (examples would be the nouns village or women).

Proper nouns as a general rule are capitalized in the English language. Common nouns as a general rule are not capitalized.

Sometimes the same word can function as both a common noun and a proper noun, where one such entity is special. For example the common noun god refers to all deities, while the proper noun God specifically refers to the monotheistic God.

 

Countable and Uncountable or Noncount Nouns

Countable nouns are common nouns that can become a plural. They can combine with exact numbers (even one, as a singular) or indefinite numbers (like "a" or "an").

Uncountable (or noncount) nouns are different from by the simple fact that  they can't become plural or combine with number words. Examples from English include "indigestion" and "furniture".

 

Collective Nouns

Collective nouns name groups consisting of more than one individual or entity. The group is a single unit, but it has more than one member. Examples include "family", "committee", "corporation","faculty", "army", and "school".

 

Concrete Nouns and Abstract Nouns

Concrete nouns refer to their ability to register on your five senses. If you can see, hear, smell, taste, or feel the item, it's a concrete noun.

Abstract nouns on the other hand refer to abstract objects such as ideas or concepts, like the nouns "politeness" or "hatefulness".

 

Possessive Nouns

A possessive noun is a noun that names who or what has something. The possessive form is used with nouns referring to people, groups of people, countries, and animals.

It also refers to where someone works or plays or spends their time.

Add an apostrophe and s ('s) to form the possessive of most singular nouns (ex. Bob's jacket, the cat's tail, Steven King's books).

Add an apostrophe (') to form the possessive of plural nouns that end with s (ex. retailers' stores, soldiers' weapons, Americans' banks).

Add an apostrophe and s ('s) to form the possessive of plural nouns that do not end with s (ex. geese's nest, children's toys, women's dresses).

Common Nouns by Grade Level

Kindergarten

ball
bat
bed
book
boy
bun
can
cake
cap
car
cat
cow
cub
cup
dad
day
dog
doll
dust
fan
feet
girl
gun
hall
hat
hen
jar
kite
man
map
men
mom
pan
pet
pie
pig
pot
rat
son
sun
toe
tub
van

1st Grade

apple
arm
banana
bike
bird
book
chin
clam
class
clover
club
corn
crayon
crow
crown
crowd
crib
desk
dime
dirt
dress
fang
field
flag
flower
fog
game
heat
hill
home
horn
hose
joke
juice
kite
lake
maid
mask
mice
milk
mint
meal
meat
moon
mother
morning
name
nest
nose
pear
pen
pencil
plant
rain
river
road
rock
room
rose
seed
shape
shoe
shop
show
sink
snail
snake
snow
soda
sofa
star
step
stew
stove
straw
string
summer
swing
table
tank
team
tent
test
toes
tree
vest
water
wing
winter
woman
women

2nd Grade

alarm
animal
aunt
bait
balloon
bath
bead
beam
bean
bedroom
boot
bread
brick
brother
camp
chicken
children
crook
deer
dock
doctor
downtown
drum
dust
eye
family
father
fight
flesh
food
frog
goose
grade
grandfather
grandmother
grape
grass
hook
horse
jail
jam
kiss
kitten
light
loaf
lock
lunch
lunchroom
meal
mother
notebook
owl
pail
parent
park
plot
rabbit
rake
robin
sack
sail
scale
sea
sister
soap
song
spark
space
spoon
spot
spy
summer
tiger
toad
town
trail
tramp
tray
trick
trip
uncle
vase
winter
water
week
wheel
wish
wool
yard
zebra

3rd Grade

actor
airplane
airport
army
baseball
beef
birthday
boy
brush
bushes
butter
cast
cave
cent
cherries
cherry
cobweb
coil
cracker
dinner
eggnog
elbow
face
fireman
flavor
gate
glove
glue
goldfish
goose
grain
hair
haircut
hobbies
holiday
hot
jellyfish
ladybug
mailbox
number
oatmeal
pail
pancake
pear
pest
popcorn
queen
quicksand
quiet
quilt
rainstorm
scarecrow
scarf
stream
street
sugar
throne
toothpaste
twig
volleyball
wood
wrench

4th Grade

advice
anger
answer
apple
arithmetic
badge
basket
basketball
battle
beast
beetle
beggar
brain
branch
bubble
bucket
cactus
cannon
cattle
celery
cellar
cloth
coach
coast
crate
cream
daughter
donkey
drug
earthquake
feast
fifth
finger
flock
frame
furniture
geese
ghost
giraffe
governor
honey
hope
hydrant
icicle
income
island
jeans
judge
lace
lamp
lettuce
marble
month
north
ocean
patch
plane
playground
poison
riddle
rifle
scale
seashore
sheet
sidewalk
skate
slave
sleet
smoke
stage
station
thrill
throat
throne
title
toothbrush
turkey
underwear
vacation
vegetable
visitor
voyage
year

5th Grade

able
achieve
acoustics
action
activity
aftermath
afternoon
afterthought
apparel
appliance
beginner
believe
bomb
border
boundary
breakfast
cabbage
cable
calculator
calendar
caption
carpenter
cemetery
channel
circle
creator
creature
education
faucet
feather
friction
fruit
fuel
galley
guide
guitar
health
heart
idea
kitten
laborer
language
lawyer
linen
locket
lumber
magic
minister
mitten
money
mountain
music
partner
passenger
pickle
picture
plantation
plastic
pleasure
pocket
police
pollution
railway
recess
reward
route
scene
scent
squirrel
stranger
suit
sweater
temper
territory
texture
thread
treatment
veil
vein
volcano
wealth
weather
wilderness
wren
wrist
writer

List of Common Nouns for All Ages

A

account
achiever
acoustics
act
action
activity
actor
addition
adjustment
advertisement
advice
aftermath
afternoon
afterthought
agreement
air
airplane
airport
alarm
amount
amusement
anger
angle
animal
answer
ant
ants
apparatus
apparel
apple
apples
appliance
approval
arch
argument
arithmetic
arm
army
art
attack
attempt
attention
attraction
aunt
authority
B

babies
baby
back
badge
bag
bait
balance
ball
balloon
balls
banana
band
base
baseball
basin
basket
basketball
bat
bath
battle
bead
beam
bean
bear
bears
beast
bed
bedroom
beds
bee
beef
beetle
beggar
beginner
behavior
belief
believe
bell
bells
berry
bike
bikes
bird
birds
birth
birthday
bit
bite
blade
blood
blow
board
boat
boats
body
bomb
bone
book
books
boot
border
bottle
boundary
box
boy
boys
brain
brake
branch
brass
bread
breakfast
breath
brick
bridge
brother
brothers
brush
bubble
bucket
building
bulb
bun
burn
burst
bushes
business
butter
button
C

cabbage
cable
cactus
cake
cakes
calculator
calendar
camera
camp
can
cannon
canvas
cap
caption
car
card
care
carpenter
carriage
cars
cart
cast
cat
cats
cattle
cause
cave
celery
cellar
cemetery
cent
chain
chair
chairs
chalk
chance
change
channel
cheese
cherries
cherry
chess
chicken
chickens
children
chin
church
circle
clam
class
clock
clocks
cloth
cloud
clouds
clover
club
coach
coal
coast
coat
cobweb
coil
collar
color
comb
comfort
committee
company
comparison
competition
condition
connection
control
cook
copper
copy
cord
cork
corn
cough
country
cover
cow
cows
crack
cracker
crate
crayon
cream
creator
creature
credit
crib
crime
crook
crow
crowd
crown
crush
cry
cub
cup
current
curtain
curve
cushion
D

dad
daughter
day
death
debt
decision
deer
degree
design
desire
desk
destruction
detail
development
digestion
dime
dinner
dinosaurs
direction
dirt
discovery
discussion
disease
disgust
distance
distribution
division
dock
doctor
dog
dogs
doll
dolls
donkey
door
downtown
drain
drawer
dress
drink
driving
drop
drug
drum
duck
ducks
dust
E

ear
earth
earthquake
edge
education
effect
egg
eggnog
eggs
elbow
end
engine
error
event
example
exchange
existence
expansion
experience
expert
eye
eyes
F

face
fact
fairies
fall
family
fan
fang
farm
farmer
father
father
faucet
fear
feast
feather
feeling
feet
fiction
field
fifth
fight
finger
finger
fire
fireman
fish
flag
flame
flavor
flesh
flight
flock
floor
flower
flowers
fly
fog
fold
food
foot
force
fork
form
fowl
frame
friction
friend
friends
frog
frogs
front
fruit
fuel
furniture
G

alley
game
garden
gate
geese
ghost
giants
giraffe
girl
girls
glass
glove
glue
goat
gold
goldfish
good-bye
goose
government
governor
grade
grain
grandfather
grandmother
grape
grass
grip
ground
group
growth
guide
guitar
gun
H

hair
haircut
hall
hammer
hand
hands
harbor
harmony
hat
hate
head
health
hearing
heart
heat
help
hen
hill
history
hobbies
hole
holiday
home
honey
hook
hope
horn
horse
horses
hose
hospital
hot
hour
house
houses
humor
hydrant
I

ice
icicle
idea
impulse
income
increase
industry
ink
insect
instrument
insurance
interest
invention
iron
island
J

jail
jam
jar
jeans
jelly
jellyfish
jewel
join
joke
journey
judge
juice
jump
K

kettle
key
kick
kiss
kite
kitten
kittens
kitty
knee
knife
knot
knowledge
L

laborer
lace
ladybug
lake
lamp
land
language
laugh
lawyer
lead
leaf
learning
leather
leg
legs
letter
letters
lettuce
level
library
lift
light
limit
line
linen
lip
liquid
list
lizards
loaf
lock
locket
look
loss
love
low
lumber
lunch
lunchroom
M

machine
magic
maid
mailbox
man
manager
map
marble
mark
market
mask
mass
match
meal
measure
meat
meeting
memory
men
metal
mice
middle
milk
mind
mine
minister
mint
minute
mist
mitten
mom
money
monkey
month
moon
morning
mother
motion
mountain
mouth
move
muscle
music
N

nail
name
nation
neck
need
needle
nerve
nest
net
news
night
noise
north
nose
note
notebook
number
nut
O

oatmeal
observation
ocean
offer
office
oil
operation
opinion
orange
oranges
order
organization
ornament
oven
owl
owner
P

page
pail
pain
paint
pan
pancake
paper
parcel
parent
park
part
partner
party
passenger
paste
patch
payment
peace
pear
pen
pencil
person
pest
pet
pets
pickle
picture
pie
pies
pig
pigs
pin
pipe
pizzas
place
plane
planes
plant
plantation
plants
plastic
plate
play
playground
pleasure
plot
plough
pocket
point
poison
police
polish
pollution
popcorn
porter
position
pot
potato
powder
power
price
print
prison
process
produce
profit
property
prose
protest
pull
pump
punishment
purpose
push
Q

quarter
quartz
queen
question
quicksand
quiet
quill
quilt
quince
quiver
R

rabbit
rabbits
rail
railway
rain
rainstorm
rake
range
rat
rate
ray
reaction
reading
reason
receipt
recess
record
regret
relation
religion
representative
request
respect
rest
reward
rhythm
rice
riddle
rifle
ring
rings
river
road
robin
rock
rod
roll
roof
room
root
rose
route
rub
rule
run
S

sack
sail
salt
sand
scale
scarecrow
scarf
scene
scent
school
science
scissors
screw
sea
seashore
seat
secretary
seed
selection
self
sense
servant
shade
shake
shame
shape
sheep
sheet
shelf
ship
shirt
shock
shoe
shoes
shop
show
side
sidewalk
sign
silk
silver
sink
sister
sisters
size
skate
skin
skirt
sky
slave
sleep
sleet
slip
slope
smash
smell
smile
smoke
snail
snails
snake
snakes
sneeze
snow
soap
society
sock
soda
sofa
son
song
songs
sort
sound
soup
space
spade
spark
spiders
sponge
spoon
spot
spring
spy
square
squirrel
stage
stamp
star
start
statement
station
steam
steel
stem
step
stew
stick
sticks
stitch
stocking
stomach
stone
stop
store
story
stove
stranger
straw
stream
street
stretch
string
structure
substance
sugar
suggestion
suit
summer
sun
support
surprise
sweater
swim
swing
system
T

table
tail
talk
tank
taste
tax
teaching
team
teeth
temper
tendency
tent
territory
test
texture
theory
thing
things
thought
thread
thrill
throat
throne
thumb
thunder
ticket
tiger
time
tin
title
toad
toe
toes
tomatoes
tongue
tooth
toothbrush
toothpaste
top
touch
town
toy
toys
trade
trail
train
trains
tramp
transport
tray
treatment
tree
trees
trick
trip
trouble
trousers
truck
trucks
tub
turkey
turn
twig
twist
U

umbrella
uncle
underwear
unit
use
V

vacation
value
van
vase
vegetable
veil
vein
verse
vessel
vest
view
visitor
voice
volcano
volleyball
voyage
W

walk
wall
war
wash
waste
watch
water
wave
waves
wax
way
wealth
weather
week
weight
wheel
whip
whistle
wilderness
wind
window
wine
wing
winter
wire
wish
woman
women
wood
wool
word
work
worm
wound
wren
wrench
wrist
writer
writing
Y

yak
yam
yard
yarn
year
yoke
Z

zebra
zephyr
zinc
zipper
zoo

 

 

 


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