How many people, places, and things can you name? Let the clock start; it could take days to make such a list! But, if you break down the world of nouns letter by letter, you might have some fun seeing just how many nouns you or your students can name. We’ve been walking through the alphabet, A through F, so let’s continue with nouns that start with G.
50 Nouns Starting With G
Ready for 50 of the most common G-nouns? Together, we’ll stroll through galleries, fill our tanks with gas, and travel the globe with a well-stocked vocabulary.
a place where works of art are displayed
arcade, exhibit, mezzanine
chance, risk, wager
something you play for fun, sport, or a competitive activity
pastime, sport, play
a hole, opening, or space between two solid surfaces
break, rift, chasm
an enclosed space for keeping or repairing cars
carport, parking space
a space where plants, fruits, or vegetables are grown
landscape, greenhouse, nursery
an air-like substance that expands to fill the space it’s in
ethane, smoke, vapor
a structure that can be opened to provide an entrance
access, entrance, threshold
clothing or equipment needed for something specific
apparatus, equipment, mechanism
a classification of a noun or pronoun as masculine, feminine or neuter
class, identity, sort
a group of people who were born and lived (or are living) around the same time
descendants, family, offspring
beginning, creation, origin
someone with an amazing mental or creative ability
mastermind, talent, whiz
the spirit of a dead person who comes back to haunt the living
spirit, apparition, demon
a present, or something freely given
present, token, offering
a female under the age of 18
adolescent, young woman, daughter
the elegant, exciting, or attractive quality that makes something seem special or desirable
allure, attractiveness, beauty
a hard substance made by heating and cooling silicates
crystal, silicate, pane
something round in the shape of a ball
ball, orb, sphere
great praise and recognition won by doing something important
exultation, honor, resplendence
a steady light
luminosity, opalescence, incandescence
something you aspire to do or wish to do
aim, intent, objective
a wild or domesticated animal with hooves
billy goat, buck, kid
an image, person, or thing that is worshiped, honored, or believed to be all-powerful
deity, idol, creator
a soft, yellow, precious metal
an outdoor game played on a large course with a small, hard ball and a set of clubs
match play, 18 holes, the links
private information about others that’s shared in conversation or print
blather, chitchat, hearsay
the exercise of control or authority over a group of people
authority, regime, parliament
poise and elegance
eloquence, beauty, style
a way of rating the quality, worth, rank, or order of things
someone who completed a school program
alum, alumni, grad
a tiny, hard seed from a cereal grass
seed, cereal, maize
something very impressive and amazing
splendor, magnificence, eminence
vegetation consisting of short plants
lawn, turf, pasture
an intense desire to accumulate large amounts of things
avarice, excess, indulgence
a pattern of horizontal and vertical lines
framework, grate, table
a complaint or an injustice
complaint, displeasure, gripe
a tight hold or firm grasp
brace, clamp, clasp
stubborn courage, brave perseverance
backbone, bravery, courage
the soil of the earth
bottom, dirt, earth
a collection, or a number of people or things
aggregate, association, class
something that has grown on something else
advancement, augmentation, cultivation
a person or device that protects
care, chaperone, shield
a person welcomed into someone’s home
invitee, lodger, patron
direction, advice, or something that instructs
advice, counsel, direction
someone or something that instructs others
counselor, mentor, guidebook
an outward appearance presented to the world that may not be true or accurate
air, appearance, cloak
a musical instrument with a flat-backed, rounded body
six-string, fingerboard, axe
a weapon with a metal tube that fires bullets
pistol, revolver, rifle
an informal term for a man or boy
bloke, chap, fellow
What Is a Noun?
The noun is one of the most important parts of speech. It’s a person, place, thing, or idea. Often, they’re accompanied by an article such as “a,” “an,” or “the.” For example, “a truck,” “an actor,” or “the writer.”
Primarily, nouns act as the subject of the sentence. So, in the sentence, “The goldfish is happy,” “goldfish” is a noun. Nouns can also act as direct objects, too. In the sentence, “Sheila enjoys galas,” “galas” is the direct object. It’s the object of the verb, “enjoys.”
Types of Nouns
Given their frequency, it probably won’t come as a surprise that there are many different types of nouns. Here are a few of the most common forms:
- Proper nouns name specific things. This can include the names of people, cities, states, countries, buildings, and books. These nouns are always capitalized. So, “General Motors” is a proper noun, but “car” is a common noun.
- Common nouns refer to general items, such as “globe,” instead of the “Golden Globe Awards.”
- Abstract nouns are used when you can’t use your senses to see or touch the noun. These nouns are often theoretical, such as “goodness” or “glory.”
- Collective nouns refer to large groups, such as a “gang” of bandits or a “galaxy” of stars.
- Possessive nouns express ownership. For example, in “Gabby’s pen,” “Gabby’s” is a possessive noun, indicating that Gabby owns the pen.
To continue to explore these categories, check out Types of Nouns.
10 Example Sentences With G Nouns
How does your garden grow? Let’s watch some of these G-words blossom into full-grown sentences.
- My favorite place is the gallery on Seventh Avenue.
- There are bell peppers in our garden.
- What color is their gear?
- That lamp gives off a beautiful, soft glow.
- She is a recent graduate of Yale.
- That castle on the hill stands in stunning grandeur.
- For her to survive that tragedy, she must have some serious grit.
- She dresses with grace and style.
- I would like to ask you for some guidance.
- Let’s listen to him play his new six-string guitar.
Get More G Words
Are you ready for even more G words now that you’re familiar with nouns that begin with this letter? Head over to WordFinder by YourDictionary where you’ll find a great list of words that start with G that’s organized by word length. Review it as-is, or adjust by starting or ending letter or by words that include certain letters in any position. You’re sure to have fun expanding your vocabulary one G-word at a time.
One Great Globe
Our world is filled with books of wonder. And, in them are vast arrays of nouns. Whether you dress them up with adjectives, capitalize them in a proper sense, or get abstract on thoughts of love and time, it’s good to have a full arsenal of nouns and their synonyms. Ready to continue on? Here are 50 Nouns That Start With H.