Nouns That Start With F

Think of your favorite person, place, or thing. Do any of them start with the letter F? Think about your favorite friend and consider your fullest future. Nouns are one of the most important parts of speech in the English language. They’re not only numerous, but paramount to sentence structure.

Let’s roll up our sleeves and examine 50 of the most common nouns that start with F.

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List of 50 F Nouns

Ready for a fine frenzy? From failures to faith, let’s feast on fine, phonetic F-nouns.

Noun

Definition

Synonym

fabrication

something that is false or not real

lie, fib, exaggeration

face

the front part of the head

countenance, appearance, profile

facility

the ease of doing something

adroitness, aptitude, capability

fact

something that is true or proven to be correct

reality, evidence, law

failure

the act of falling short of the goal

breakdown, collapse, flop

faith

belief in a higher being

belief, conviction, religion

familiarity

knowledge of someone or something

awareness, knowledge, understanding

family

a group of people who share common ancestors

kin, tribe, household

fan

a person who is very enthusiastic about someone or something

apostle, devotee, enthusiast

fare

a fee for transportation

ticket, charge, price

farewell

a departing saying

sendoff, goodbye, valediction

father

a man who has a child

papa, parent, dad

feature

a special attraction or a major film

main event, movie, presentation

fee

a payment asked for or given

charge, cost, dues

feet

the part of the body that touches the ground

toes, tootsies, sole

few

a small number

handful, scattering, smattering

field

a large, open space

meadow, land, pasture

figure

a person’s body shape

frame, shape, form

file

a container into which important papers are organized

dossier, folder, record

film

a thin layer or coating

haze, layer, veil

fire

something that is burning

blaze, combustion, ignition

first

the earliest in order

earliest, foremost, primary

fish

an animal that lives in the water and breathes through gills

piscine, salmon, tuna

five

the cardinal number equal to four plus one

pentagonal, pentamerous, quinate

flaw

a mark or error that makes something faulty

blemish, defect, stain

flight

the act of flying or leaving

flying, hovering, soaring

flock

a group of animals that eat, live, and move as a group

drove, pack, herd

floor

the bottom surface of a room

deck, ground, flooring

flow

an act of running or moving smoothly

course, current, influx

flux

a constant movement or change

discharge, flow, stream

follower

someone who listens to the leader

believer, devotee, enthusiast

food

edible material

fare, cuisine, meal

fool

someone with poor judgment

clown, buffoon, nitwit

foot

the part of the body that goes into a shoe

sole, instep, toes

football

a game played on a 100-yard field with two teams of 11 players

rugby, soccer, pigskin

force

strength or power

effort, strength, power

form

the shape of a person, animal, or thing

shape, appearance, mold

former

a maker or creator

crafter, builder, sculptor

forty

the cardinal number equal to four times ten

quadragenarian, two score

foundation

the supporting structure underpinning something larger

base, basis, substructure

four

the number that comes between three and five

quadrigeminal, quad, tetra

frame

the general structure that gives a person or thing its shape

casing, chassis, support

freedom

the state of being free, independent, and without restrictions

abandon, autonomy, independence

frenzy

wild, chaotic, or out-of-control behavior

craze, excitement, hysteria

friend

a person you’re fond of, with whom you spend time

buddy, pal, acquaintance

fuel

anything that produces energy, power, or heat

ammunition, charge, gas

function

the normal action of something

duty, objective, operation

funds

a cash reserve

assets, capital, resources

fuss

a disturbance

ruckus, hassle, commotion

future

a time after the present which has not yet occurred

destiny, fate, hereafter

What Is a Noun?

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 figment,” “an eggplant,” or “the finale.”

One of the primary functions of nouns is to act as the subject of the sentence. So, in the sentence, “The future is bright,” “future” is a noun. Nouns are often direct objects, too. In the sentence, “The mother ate fruit,” “fruit” is the direct object. It’s the object of the verb, “ate.”

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Types of Nouns

Nouns are categorized into several types. Here’s a look at five of the most common categories:

  • Proper nouns name specific things, like the names of people, cities, states, countries, buildings, and books. As proper nouns, they’re capitalized. So, “Fiona” is a proper noun, but “female” is a common noun.
  • Common nouns refer to general items, such as “fortress,” instead of “Fort Arbuckle” in Florida.
  • Abstract nouns are used when you can’t touch the noun. These nouns are theoretical, such as “feelings” or “fortitude.
  • Collective nouns refer to large groups, such as a “firm” of lawyers or a “family” of squirrels.
  • Possessive nouns demonstrate ownership over something else. For example, with “Felix’s farm,” “Felix’s” is a possessive noun, indicating that he owns the farm.

To continue to explore these categories, check out Types of Nouns.

10 Example Sentences With F Nouns

Join the flock of grammarians who love learning new words. Here are a few words from above hard at work in full sentences:

  1. Her retelling of last weekend is a total fabrication.
  2. I have faith that things will work out.
  3. He delivered the sweetest farewell at her retirement party.
  4. I stepped onto the field and saw the sunflowers sway.
  5. We didn’t start the fire.
  6. They added three new koi fish to the pond.
  7. James exhibited brute force out there on the battlefield.
  8. We watched a stray goose join the flock.
  9. I’ll take the quiet over a frenzy anytime.
  10. What does our future hold?
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Fortify Your F Vocabulary

Don’t stop here. Form an even stronger vocabulary by finding even more words that begin with the letter F. You don’t have to search far and wide. Just head over to WordFinder by YourDictionary where you’ll find a long list of words that start with the letter F that’s organized by how many letters are in each term. You can use the simple-to-navigate on-screen filter to form a customized list. You can limit your list to words that begin, end with or include certain letter combinations, or even view only words of a certain length. What a fabulous way to increase your vocabulary.

A Strong Foundation for Vocabulary

Have you been joining us on our journey through popular nouns in alphabetical order? We began this journey with Nouns That Start With F and we’re going to walk through the entire alphabet. Use these word lists as a way to dissect nouns with your children or students or a new way to add to your vocabulary. Dial back to Nouns That Start With A and enjoy the festivities!