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2863 Nouns That Start With A

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a (noun) the 1st letter of the Roman alphabet Synonyms: A
aa (noun) a dry form of lava resembling clinkers
aalii (noun) a small Hawaiian tree with hard dark wood
aardvark (noun) nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termites; sole extant representative of the order Tubulidentata Synonyms: Orycteropus afer, ant bear, anteater
aardwolf (noun) striped hyena of southeast Africa that feeds chiefly on insects Synonyms: Proteles cristata
ab (noun) the muscles of the abdomen Synonyms: abdominal, abdominal muscle
aba (noun) a loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth; worn by Arabs
(noun) a fabric woven from goat hair and camel hair
abaca (noun) a kind of hemp obtained from the abaca plant in the Philippines Synonyms: Manila hemp, Manilla hemp
(noun) Philippine banana tree having leafstalks that yield Manila hemp used for rope and paper etc Synonyms: Manila hemp, Musa textilis
abacus (noun) a tablet placed horizontally on top of the capital of a column as an aid in supporting the architrave
(noun) a calculator that performs arithmetic functions by manually sliding counters on rods or in grooves
abalone (noun) any of various large edible marine gastropods of the genus Haliotis having an ear-shaped shell with pearly interior Synonyms: ear-shell
abamp (noun) a unit of current equal to 10 amperes Synonyms: abampere
abampere (noun) a unit of current equal to 10 amperes Synonyms: abamp
abandon (noun) the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry Synonyms: unconstraint, wantonness
(noun) a feeling of extreme emotional intensity Synonyms: wildness
abandonment (noun) the act of giving something up Synonyms: desertion, forsaking
(noun) withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility Synonyms: defection, desertion
(noun) the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away
abarticulation (noun) dislocation of a joint
abasement (noun) a low or downcast state Synonyms: degradation, abjection
(noun) depriving one of self-esteem Synonyms: humiliation
abashment (noun) feeling embarrassed due to modesty Synonyms: bashfulness
abasia (noun) inability to walk
abatement (noun) an interruption in the intensity or amount of something Synonyms: reprieve, respite, suspension, hiatus
(noun) the act of abating
abatis (noun) a line of defense consisting of a barrier of felled or live trees with branches (sharpened or with barbed wire entwined) pointed toward the enemy Synonyms: abattis
abator (noun) a person who abates a nuisance
abattis (noun) a line of defense consisting of a barrier of felled or live trees with branches (sharpened or with barbed wire entwined) pointed toward the enemy Synonyms: abatis
abattoir (noun) a building where animals are butchered Synonyms: butchery, shambles, slaughterhouse
abaya (noun) (Arabic) a loose black robe from head to toe; traditionally worn by Muslim women
abbacy (noun) the jurisdiction or office of an abbot
abbe (noun) a French abbot
abbess (noun) the superior of a group of nuns Synonyms: mother superior, prioress
abbey (noun) a church associated with a monastery or convent
(noun) a convent ruled by an abbess
(noun) a monastery ruled by an abbot
abbot (noun) the superior of an abbey of monks Synonyms: archimandrite
abbreviation (noun) a shortened form of a word or phrase
(noun) shortening something by omitting parts of it
abbreviator (noun) one who shortens or abridges or condenses a written work Synonyms: abridger
abcoulomb (noun) a unit of electrical charge equal to 10 coulombs
abdication (noun) a formal resignation and renunciation of powers Synonyms: stepping down
(noun) the act of abdicating Synonyms: stepping down
abdicator (noun) one who formally relinquishes an office or responsibility
abdomen (noun) the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis Synonyms: belly, stomach, venter
(noun) the cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm Synonyms: abdominal cavity
abdominal (noun) the muscles of the abdomen Synonyms: ab, abdominal muscle
abdominocentesis (noun) centesis of the belly to remove fluid for diagnosis Synonyms: paracentesis
abdominoplasty (noun) cosmetic surgery of the abdomen to remove wrinkles and tighten the skin over the stomach Synonyms: tummy tuck
abdominousness (noun) the bodily property of a protruding belly Synonyms: paunchiness
abducens (noun) a small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eye Synonyms: nervus abducens, sixth cranial nerve, abducens nerve, abducent, abducent nerve
abducent (noun) a small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eye Synonyms: nervus abducens, sixth cranial nerve, abducens, abducens nerve, abducent nerve
abduction (noun) the criminal act of capturing and carrying away by force a family member; if a man's wife is abducted it is a crime against the family relationship and against the wife
(noun) (physiology) moving of a body part away from the central axis of the body
abductor (noun) someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom) Synonyms: kidnaper, kidnapper, snatcher
(noun) a muscle that draws a body part away from the median line Synonyms: abductor muscle
abecedarian (noun) a novice learning the rudiments of some subject
abecedarius (noun) a poem having lines beginning with letters of the alphabet in regular order
abele (noun) a poplar that is widely cultivated in the United States; has white bark and leaves with whitish undersurfaces Synonyms: Populus alba, white aspen, white poplar, silver-leaved poplar, aspen poplar
abelia (noun) any of various deciduous or evergreen ornamental shrubs of the genus Abelia having opposite simple leaves and cymes of small white or pink or purplish flowers; Asia and Mexico
abelmosk (noun) bushy herb of tropical Asia grown for its yellow or pink to scarlet blooms that resemble the hibiscus Synonyms: Hibiscus moschatus, musk mallow, Abelmoschus moschatus
aberrance (noun) a state or condition markedly different from the norm Synonyms: aberration, deviance, aberrancy
aberrancy (noun) a state or condition markedly different from the norm Synonyms: aberration, deviance, aberrance
aberrant (noun) one whose behavior departs substantially from the norm of a group
aberration (noun) a state or condition markedly different from the norm Synonyms: deviance, aberrance, aberrancy
(noun) a disorder in one's mental state
(noun) an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image Synonyms: distortion, optical aberration
abetalipoproteinemia (noun) a rare inherited disorder of fat metabolism; characterized by severe deficiency of beta-lipoproteins and abnormal red blood cells (acanthocytes) and abnormally low cholesterol levels
abetment (noun) the verbal act of urging on Synonyms: instigation, abettal
abettal (noun) the verbal act of urging on Synonyms: instigation, abetment
abetter (noun) one who helps or encourages or incites another Synonyms: abettor
abettor (noun) one who helps or encourages or incites another Synonyms: abetter
abeyance (noun) temporary cessation or suspension Synonyms: suspension
abfarad (noun) a capacitance unit equal to one billion farads
abhenry (noun) a unit of inductance equal to one billionth of a henry
abhorrence (noun) hate coupled with disgust Synonyms: abomination, execration, detestation, odium, loathing
abhorrer (noun) a signer of a 1679 address to Charles II in which those who petitioned for the reconvening of parliament were condemned and abhorred
abidance (noun) acting according to certain accepted standards Synonyms: compliance, conformation, conformity
(noun) the act of dwelling in a place Synonyms: residence, residency
(noun) the act of abiding (enduring without yielding)
abience (noun) (psychology) an urge to withdraw or avoid a situation or an object
ability (noun) the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment
(noun) possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done Synonyms: power
abiogenesis (noun) a hypothetical organic phenomenon by which living organisms are created from nonliving matter Synonyms: spontaneous generation, autogenesis, autogeny
abiogenist (noun) a believer in abiogenesis
abiotrophy (noun) a loss of vitality and a degeneration of cells and tissues not due to any apparent injury
abjection (noun) a low or downcast state Synonyms: degradation, abasement
abjuration (noun) a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion Synonyms: retraction, recantation
abjurer (noun) a person who abjures
ablactation (noun) the cessation of lactation
(noun) the act of substituting other food for the mother's milk in the diet of a child or young mammal Synonyms: weaning
ablation (noun) surgical removal of a body part or tissue Synonyms: excision, extirpation, cutting out
(noun) the erosive process that reduces the size of glaciers
ablative (noun) the case indicating the agent in passive sentences or the instrument or manner or place of the action described by the verb Synonyms: ablative case
ablaut (noun) a vowel whose quality or length is changed to indicate linguistic distinctions (such as sing sang sung song)
ableism (noun) discrimination in favor of the able-bodied Synonyms: able-bodiedism, able-bodism, ablism
ablepharia (noun) a congenital absence of eyelids (partial or complete)
ablism (noun) discrimination in favor of the able-bodied Synonyms: able-bodiedism, able-bodism, ableism
ablution (noun) the ritual washing of a priest's hands or of sacred vessels
abnegation (noun) the denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief
(noun) renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others Synonyms: denial, self-abnegation, self-denial, self-renunciation
abnegator (noun) one who gives up or relinquishes or renounces something
abnormalcy (noun) an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies Synonyms: abnormality
abnormality (noun) an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies Synonyms: abnormalcy
(noun) retardation sufficient to fall outside the normal range of intelligence Synonyms: mental defectiveness
(noun) marked strangeness as a consequence of being abnormal Synonyms: freakishness
(noun) behavior that breaches the rule or etiquette or custom or morality Synonyms: irregularity
abocclusion (noun) the condition in which the upper teeth do not touch the lower teeth when biting
abode (noun) any address at which you dwell more than temporarily Synonyms: residence
(noun) housing that someone is living in Synonyms: habitation, home, domicile, dwelling, dwelling house
abohm (noun) a unit of resistance equal to a billionth of an ohm
abolishment (noun) the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery) Synonyms: abolition
abolition (noun) the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery) Synonyms: abolishment
abolitionism (noun) the doctrine that calls for the abolition of slavery
abolitionist (noun) a reformer who favors abolishing slavery Synonyms: emancipationist
abomasum (noun) the fourth compartment of the stomach of a ruminant; the one where digestion takes place Synonyms: fourth stomach
abomination (noun) a person who is loathsome or disgusting
(noun) hate coupled with disgust Synonyms: execration, detestation, odium, abhorrence, loathing
(noun) an action that is vicious or vile; an action that arouses disgust or abhorrence
abominator (noun) one who hates or loathes Synonyms: loather
aboriginal (noun) an indigenous person who was born in a particular place Synonyms: native, indigen, indigene, aborigine
aborigine (noun) an indigenous person who was born in a particular place Synonyms: native, indigen, indigene, aboriginal
abort (noun) the act of terminating a project or procedure before it is completed
aborticide (noun) a drug (or other chemical agent) that causes abortion Synonyms: abortifacient, abortion-inducing drug
(noun) the act of destroying a fetus Synonyms: feticide
abortifacient (noun) a drug (or other chemical agent) that causes abortion Synonyms: aborticide, abortion-inducing drug
abortion (noun) termination of pregnancy
(noun) failure of a plan Synonyms: miscarriage
abortionist (noun) a person (who should be a doctor) who terminates pregnancies

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