How often do you see the letter B pop up in your everyday language? We talk to our boys and our brothers, and, most of all, we love to read books! The letter B is possibly more common than we might think.
And it makes a nice vocabulary study when we walk through the alphabet letter by letter and uncover new words and phrases. Below, we’ll explore 50 nouns that start with B, similar to our list of Adjectives That Start With B. You’ll be beaming with this blissful bounty of words in no time!
Below, you’ll find 50 of the most commonly-used B nouns. We’re likely to come across these nouns in our reading and writing. See how many definitions you recognize, and enjoy a few synonyms, or similar words, for each noun that starts with B:
an extremely young child or animal
infant, kid, newborn
what’s behind someone or something
backdrop, surroundings, environment
a container that can store items or be used to carry items
purse, sack, handbag
the amount of something left after additions or subtractions have been made
remainder, equity, surplus
a round object in the shape of a sphere
sphere, globe, orb
a group of people working together, particularly in the field of music
ensemble, orchestra, company
a place that receives, lends, and exchanges money
treasury, depository, vault
a rectangular counter where food and drinks are consumed
pub, saloon, tavern
a very strong insult or criticism
bristle, offense, affront
a person who is savage and crude
brute, savage, ruffian
the foundation of something
reason, justification, grounds
a manmade power cell used to generate electrical energy
alkaline battery, dry cell, wet cell
a fight or conflict with or without weapons
fight, skirmish, encounter
the area directly touching a seashore
waterfront, seaside, coast
a quality that provides pleasure to the senses
appeal, grace, loveliness
a piece of furniture to lie or sleep
mattress, cot, bunk
an alcoholic beverage made from malted grain, flavored with hops
brew, ale, lager
the way a person or thing acts or reacts
conduct, etiquette, protocol
something that provides an advantage for others
asset, advantage, gain
a tendency to mentally lean in a certain direction
preference, influence, prejudice
a person who is prejudiced or intolerant
zealot, dogmatist, fanatic
a two-wheeled vehicle with one wheel in front of the other
two-wheeler, bicycle, cycle
a statement of fees or charges
invoice, check, tab
a thousand millions
a “bill,” lots, many
the emergence of a baby from a mother’s womb
childbirth, delivery, beginning
a sudden and invasive military attack
onslaught, barrage, blitzkrieg
a square piece of material with flat surfaces for building things
cube, square, slab
an online chronological commentary
website, site, journal
the fluid that carries oxygen and other elements to the tissues
juice, hemoglobin, plasma
the act of pretending something that isn’t true
ruse, deception, delusion
a stormy blowing of air
storm, breeze, blow
a long, thin piece of wood
plank, panel, slat
a vessel used to carry people or cargo on water
ship, vessel, canoe
the physical part of a living thing
physique, anatomy, frame
a story or collection of stories that can be read
novel, publication, tome
a container with a neck that holds liquids
the lowest, last, or underside of something
underside, base, foot
a deep circular dish
vessel, dish, crock
a container made typically made of cardboard or wood
carton, crate, case
a young male
lad, youngster, fellow
the mass of nerve tissue located in the head of animals with spinal cords
cerebrum, mind, intellect
an identifying name or mark of a company
trademark, make, seal
developed muscles or physical strength
strength, muscle, power
a structure connecting two sections of land
overpass, catwalk, trestle
the transmission of information to a lot of people
simulcast, newscast, program
a male sibling
kinsman, relation, relative
an itemized summary of planned expenses for a given period of time
estimate, allocation, allowance
a swelling or protrusion on an otherwise flat surface
projection, swelling, protrusion
a company that promotes the purchase and sale of products or services
enterprise, industry, store
a small disk that fastens two parts of a garment
snap, clasp, fastener
A noun is a person, place, thing, or idea. When we use them in our writing, we often need to place an article before them, such as “a,” “an,” or “the.” For example, “a doll,” “an author,” or “the tree.”
One of the primary functions of nouns is to act as the subject of the sentence. So, in the sentence, “The tree is tall,” “tree” is a noun. Nouns are often direct objects, too. In the sentence, “An author drank coffee,” coffee is the direct object. It’s the object of the verb, “drank.”
Nouns are categorized into several types.
- Proper nouns name specific things, like the names of people, cities, states, countries, buildings, and books. As proper nouns, they are capitalized. So, “Marie” is a proper noun, but “girl” is a common noun.
- Common nouns refer to general items, such as “pyramid,” instead of “Giza,” (the proper name of a pyramid in Egypt).
- Abstract nouns are used when you can’t touch the noun. These nouns are theoretical, such as “love” or “time.”
- Collective nouns refer to large groups, such as a “herd” of buffalo or a “squad” of cheerleaders.
- Possessive nouns demonstrate ownership over something else. For example, with “Tucker’s puppy,” Tucker’s is a possessive noun, indicating that Tucker owns the puppy.
To continue to explore these categories, check out Types of Nouns.
Let’s take a look at some of the B-nouns above in action to see how they function in a full sentence.
- The background on her webcast was bright pink.
- What is the basis for your claim?
- Lydia just bought a bungalow on the beach.
- There is great beauty in kindness.
- A bigot is the worst kind of human being.
- He proposed to her out on the bluff.
- Just then, a bluster blew through the house.
- The treasure chest sank to the bottom of the cove.
- They blew their monthly budget on a once-in-a-lifetime vacation.
- She sewed a red button on her coat.
The letter B forms many-a-great word. Also, the sound it makes is quite fun, too, isn’t it? Sometimes, it’s nice to study the English language, letter by letter. Let’s take things back to the start, shall we? Here’s our list of 50 Nouns That Start With A. Are you an admirer of the aardvark in the aisle?
Nouns are a great place to start when your goal is to build a solid foundation of vocabulary words that start with B, but there are many more options to explore. WordFinder by YourDictionary can quickly and easily provide you with a long list of words that start with the letter B which includes terms from multiple parts of speech, organized by length. You’ll be able to filter the list to match criteria on what letters or letter combinations fall within or at the beginning or end of each word.