This is a blog post about common nouns, which are words that name people, places, or things.
The common nouns list will be in alphabetical order. It includes an explanation of the word and its meaning and examples for each letter of the alphabet.
When you’re done reading this article, you’ll know how to use every single one!
103 Common Nouns List in Alphabetical Order
List of 103 Common Nouns in Alphabetical Order
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Meaning of the Nouns
Action- verb or gerund, an action that is being done
Adjective- a word describing a noun
Adult- fully grown-up person who is over eighteen years old.
Age- length of life for people and animals when measured in years
Animal- a creature that is not human
Back- the part of an animal’s body located in its rear, or one side of a thing from which it extends behind the main front portion
Bed- place for resting and sleeping
Blood- body fluid that carries oxygen (air from the lungs) to the cells and removes waste products
Body- the entire structure of a person or animal that encloses the internal organs
Book- written work which can be fictional, nonfictional, etc. held in the hand/stored on pages for reading purposes
Box- a container with a top lid that opens and closes
Boy- young male person
Car- motor vehicle for transportation with four wheels and an engine, enclosed compartment for passengers in the front seat(s) and back seat(s)
Child- young person between birth and puberty
Chocolate- sweet, flavored food made from cacao seeds
City- large, densely populated area of houses and businesses with fixed boundaries/location
Clothes- worn on the human body for protection or warmth; used for covering the body
Color- yellow, red, green, blue, etc.
Company- a business organization formed for profit through the investment of money or labor; also refers to a group of people with common goals/interests
Country- area of land with its own government, for example, Ireland, Spain, France, United States of America.
Cycle- series of events that repeat themselves over time in the same order as they occurred before; also refers to one complete turn of an object around itself or another object
Date- day of the month, for example, 1st, 2nd, 3rd.
Day- the period between sunrise and sunset; also refers to the 24-hour period beginning at midnight.
Death- permanent end of life.
Dictionary- a book containing words usually arranged alphabetically along with their definitions/explanations for use in reading, writing, speaking, etc.
Direction- path or way of facing/moving, relative to another position or object that is used as a standard for orientation in space.
Door- allows us to enter or stops us from entering a building.
Earth- the planet where humans live.
Egg- female gamete (life cell produced by an ovary) capable of developing into a new individual by fertilization
Electricity- energy produced from the flow of electric charge, for example, it can be used to power laptops, TVs, fridges, etc.
Employee- a person employed by a company
Face- the front part of the head, which includes the eyes, nose, and mouth
Family- group consisting of parents and their children living together as a unit
Farm- the land where plants and animals are raised/produced for food, also refers to a business organization that grows crops or rears farm animals
Father- male parent of an offspring; can refer more generally to any older man in authority such as the father of a family, head of household, etc.
Fish- cold-blooded animal with gills, fins and scales living in water –
Floor- bottom surface of a room or vehicle
Flowers- plants with bright, colourful parts, usually grown for pleasure/decoration
Food- substances eaten by humans/animals to sustain life, provide energy, etc.
Foot- part at the lower end of the leg which supports the body’s weight and includes your toes
Fridge- a cooling device used to store food at low temperatures.
Friend- a person you know and like, but are not related to or married to
Fruit- plant product is eaten as food for humans/animals
Furniture- objects used in a house or other buildings that you can move around, including chairs, tables, beds etc.
Future- coming time/period after the present or past
Game- activity played for pleasure or competition.
Garden- an area used as a park/recreational place with plants growing in it; it can also refer to an enclosed space where flowers, fruits, etc., are grown.
Girl- female child
Glass- a hard, see-through substance used to make drink containers, windows, etc.
Government- a group that rules over an area
Group- a number of things or people considered together
Health- a condition of a person’s body and mind with regard to strength/sickness
Hill- raised area of land; can also refer to a high point in the landscape.
Holiday- period of time when an employee does not work for the purpose of enjoying themselves, but are paid for this time
Idea- something in the mind which is formed by thought, experience or the senses
Island- land surrounded by water/sea which is not connected to any other land
Jewelry- small decorative objects worn for decoration/ornament
Job- work that is usually paid
Kitchen- room used for cooking and preparing food, including a stove/oven etc.
Market- place where people can buy and sell goods
Material- something that has been made from a natural substance such as wood, metal etc.
Mirror- object that reflects light/images to produce an image of the person or thing that is being looked at
Mobile- a handheld device used to take and make calls
Month- unit of time equal to approximately 30 days
Name- word or phrase used for identification, including given name and surname
News- information about recent events or changes; can also refer to a newspaper/magazine that provides information about current events
Number- word or figure used to represent quantities, especially of objects/people etc.
Ocean- a large body of water separating landmasses.
Plant- living organism without a brain/spine etc. which can make its own food
Park- area of land used for recreation, including sports and walking etc.
Party- a social gathering involving entertainment and food, generally held by invitation for people to celebrate an event or to mark a special occasion
Pencil- writing implement which consists of a thin piece of wood with an attached sharp end
Picture- image created by painting or drawing on paper, canvas etc.
Place- name of a town, city or country
Plant- living organism that does not move and which is able to make its own food
Queen- female ruler of a kingdom, state or power
Rain- liquid substance that falls from clouds
River- large body of water which flows to the sea or another larger river
Road- hard surface that people/vehicles travel on for transport
Rock- large piece of sand/stone
Room- space within a building enclosed by walls and floor/
School- place where students receive education from teachers
Shape- two dimensional outlines of an object
Ship- watercraft used for transporting people or goods over sea
Shoe- piece of protective footwear
Shop- store where goods are sold
Size- the magnitude, amount or quantity of something
Son- the male person born in relation to people or animals
Sun- star that is the source of light and heat for Earth
Street- road that runs through a town or city
Table- piece of furniture used for working at, eating
Taxi- vehicle used for transporting people in return for payment
Tea- hot drink made from leaves of the tea plant
Teacher- person who gives instruction to students
Time- unit of measurement used for counting periods, including day and year
Train- vehicle on railway tracks
Vehicle- machine for transporting people or goods by land/water/air
Water- chemical substance that is a clear, tasteless and odorless liquid
Weather- state of the atmosphere with respect to temperature and wind, including rain etc.
Woman- adult female human
Work- activity involving mental or physical effort, usually done in return for payment.
Year- period of time between one birthday and the next; with about 365 days in a year
Yesterday- day before today
Zoo- place where animals are kept for people to look at