Nouns That Start With H

H is a fascinating letter. It often enjoys being paired with letters like P or T to form new sounds, as in “phone” or “that.” When standing on its own, H can form a bevy of interesting nouns too.

Below, we’ve gathered 50 of the most common nouns that start with H. Read on to see how many you already know and how many you can add to your growing vocabulary.

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50 Nouns Starting With H

Here’s a handful of nouns. Will they evoke happiness or horror? Well, here’s a hint. The more you read, the more your vocabulary will grow. As you read, scan word lists like this one to learn more and use unique words in all of your writing.

Noun

Definition

Synonym

habitat

the natural environment of someone or something

abode, environment, locality

hair

a fine, thread-like strand that grows on people and animals

fiber, mane, strand

hall

a central room, public room, or passageway between rooms

entry, foyer, gallery

hand

the part of the human body at the end of the arm

palm, fist, grip

handful

a small quantity

scattering, some, sprinkling

happiness

the state of joy, peace, and tranquility

bliss, joy, serenity

hardware

the physical components of a computer, such as the machine and wiring

components, implements, fittings

harm

an injury

injury, evil, abuse

hassle

an argument or fight

bother, commotion, dispute

hat

a covering for the head

cap, headgear, headpiece

head

the part of the body that comes out of your neck

crown, skull, cranium

health

physical and mental wellness

wholeness, wellness, well-being

healthcare

the prevention and treatment of diseases through medical professional services

insurance, prevention, wellness

heart

the organ that controls the flow of blood in the body

ticker, clock, cardiac organ

heat

a form of energy that causes a difference in temperature

warmth, fieriness, incandescence

heaven

the place where god lives; a wonderful feeling

Nirvana, paradise, utopia

heel

the part of the foot on the opposite end of the toes, under the ankle

spur, hock, hind toe

height

the distance from the bottom to the top of something

altitude, elevation, loftiness

hell

a place of great suffering where sinners go

underworld, inferno, Hades

heritage

the background from which one comes

legacy, patrimony, birthright

hero

a person who has made noble and brave accomplishments

savior, conqueror, champion

highway

a road freely open to the public

expressway, freeway, interstate

hill

a small mound, pile, or rounded part of earth

mound, knoll, precipice

hint

a suggestion or clue

allusion, inkling, implication

hip

the part of the body from the waist to the top of the leg

haunch, side, pelvis

history

a story or tale of what has happened in the past

account, memoir, tale

hobby

an activity that you enjoy doing for fun

activity, interest, pastime

hockey

a team game played on ice

ice hockey, field hockey, shinny

hole

an opening in solid object

abyss, cavern, chasm

holiday

a celebration

celebration, festival, gala

home

a house or place where a person or family lives

abode, domicile, dwelling

honesty

the quality of being truthful

candor, decency, honor

honey

the sweet, syrupy substance made by bees from flower nectar

nectar, syrup, molasses

honor

high respect, great reputation, or high rank

chivalry, veneration, reverence

hood

the front top of a car

auto top, bonnet

hook

a bent piece of material used for hanging things

catch, clasp, latch

horror

the feeling of being scared

abhorrence, aversion, repugnance

horse

a creature with hooves that belongs to the equine family

steed, mount, pony

hose

a tightfitting outer garment, covering the hips, legs, and feet

breeches, hosiery, stockings

hospital

a place to get medical attention

clinic, dispensary, sanitarium

hotel

a place that provides temporary sleeping accommodations to travelers

inn, motel, lodging

hour

sixty minutes

time

house

a building or shelter where people or animals live

abode, dwelling, residence

household

a family or social unit living together

family, home, household

housing

shelter, buildings, or something that covers and protects

accommodations, dwelling, lodging

hub

the center of something

center, core, focal point

hundred

the cardinal number above ninety-nine

centenary, centennial, century

hunger

the desire for something

appetite, desire, longing

husband

the male partner in a marriage

spouse, mate, groom

hype

intense promotion or advertising of a product

buildup, promotion, puffery

What Is a Noun?

A noun is a person, place, thing, or idea. When we use nouns in our writing, we often need to place an article before them, such as “a,” “an,” or “the.” For example, “a hotel,” “an autobiography,” or “the honeybee.”

Typically, nouns act as the subject of the sentence. So, in the sentence, “The hook is red,” “hook” is a noun. Nouns also act as direct objects. In the sentence, “She reads history books,” “history books” is the direct object. It’s the object of the verb “reads.”

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Types of Nouns

Given their prominence in our writing, there are several different categories of nouns. Here are five main types:

  • Proper nouns name specific things, like people, cities, states, countries, buildings, and books. As proper nouns, they are capitalized. So, “Haiti” is a proper noun, but “country” is a common noun.
  • Common nouns refer to general items, such as “hill,” instead of “Signal Hill” in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Abstract nouns are used when you can’t touch the noun. These nouns are theoretical, such as “happiness” or “hope.”
  • Collective nouns refer to large groups, such as a “herd” of hippos or a “horde” of orcs.
  • Possessive nouns demonstrate ownership over something else. For example, with “Helen’s handbag,” “Helen’s” becomes a possessive noun, indicating that she owns the handbag.

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

10 Example Sentences

Ready to see what all the hype is about? Here are 10 sentences containing H-nouns:

  1. These pandas live in their natural habitat.
  2. Hot tea brings happiness.
  3. Is that a new hat?
  4. Her learning has reached a new height.
  5. This ukulele is a piece of his heritage.
  6. Journaling is her primary hobby.
  7. Nothing matters more than honesty.
  8. The front door on their house is robin’s egg blue.
  9. This is the central hub in Texas.
  10. He has a tremendous hunger for learning.

Say Hello to More H Words

Not every word that begins with H is a noun. If you’re hungry for more, you’ll be glad to learn that it’s easy to find even more words that start with the letter H using the WordFinder by YourDictionary word list tool. This helpful resource provides a huge list of terms, in order by word length. Hone in on certain criteria, such as the number of letters or the presence of certain letters in addition to H to create a customized list. You can even find words that begin or end with certain letter combinations. Enjoy building your H-word vocabulary, then expand your horizons to words that begin with other letters.

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Wholesome, Happy Vocabulary

Is there anything better than a new book? Maybe a book that you wrote. With a strong vocabulary, filled with unique nouns and verbs, you can pull all your thoughts together into a wonderful tale of heroism and hope. See what jumps out at you in any of our other word lists. Jot down your favorite Nouns That Start With A and then journey through the rest of the alphabet together with us!