Nouns That Start With M

Do you know any people whose names start with the letter M? How about countries or states? Nouns include people, places, and things. They’re usually tangible, like moccasins or monuments, and they serve an important role in the English language.

Read on to enjoy a long list of nouns that start with M and further explore the function of this all-important part of speech.

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50 Nouns Starting With M

Memories can last a lifetime. Minutes pass like seconds in a new marriage. Imagine how lost the world would be without M-nouns. Below, you’ll enjoy 50 of the most common nouns that start with M, one of their definitions, and a number of synonyms.

Noun

Definition

Synonym

machine

a mechanical device

instrument, implement, apparatus

magazine

a publication with articles, photographs, and advertisements

journal, periodical, publication

mail

a system for sending written correspondence

communication, dispatch, letter

maintenance

support or upkeep to something

perpetuation, support, care

majority

the greater portion

bulk, crowd, plurality

man

a member of the human race, a male adult

guy, chap, fellow

management

those in charge of a business or group

administration, governance, superintendence

manager

a person responsible for supervising employees

administrator, boss, supervisor

manner

the way of doing something or behaving

behavior, conduct, procedure

map

a representation of a particular land or sky area

atlas, blueprint, cartograph

market

a place where you go to buy things

store, shop, emporium

marriage

the religious or legal process through which people become spouses

matrimony, nuptial, union

master

a person who has control

chief, leader, ruler

material

the physical components of something

matter, substance, elements

matter

what something is made of

body, elements, essence

meal

food eaten together

breakfast, lunch, dinner

meat

food that comes from the bodies of animals

muscle, beef, pork

media

the entities that communicate information

newspaper, press, publishers

medicine

a drug or herb used to maintain health

analgesic, antibiotic, pill

member

a part of a group

constituent, affiliate, comrade

memory

the ability to hold information in the mind

recollection, recall, remembrance

men

two or more members of the male species

guys, adults, fellows

menu

a list of available choices

carte, manifest, list

message

a short communication sent from one person to another

note, letter, report

metal

any of a class of chemical elements generally characterized as good conductors of heat and electricity

ore, alloy, mineral

method

a system or way of doing something

mode, system, procedure

milk

a white liquid that comes out of mammals to feed their babies

lactose, whey, dairy

million

a thousand thousands

multiplicity, slew, heaps

mind

the part of someone that things, feels, and remembers

brain, intellect, consciousness

minister

a person chosen to carry out orders or church functions

chaplain, clergy, clergyman

minute

sixty seconds, or a short period of time

jiffy, flash, moment

minutes

a few or more short periods of time

moments, instants, flashes

mission

a specific task or assignment

calling, charge, objective

mode

a way of doing something

approach, custom, system

model

a specific design of a product

archetype, prototype, version

mom

a person who has given birth to a child, or has the responsibility to care for the child

mommy, mother, ma

moment

a brief period of time

instant, minute, flash

money

currency used to buy goods

cash, bills, coins

month

any of the 12 parts of the calendar year

period, four weeks, lunar cycle

morning

the first part of the day from midnight until noon

daybreak, daylight, dawn

mother

a woman who gives birth to children or has the responsibility to care for children

mom, parent, mum

motion

a movement or action

change, act, action

motor

anything that makes something move

device, engine, instrument

mountain

a part of the Earth that is very wide and tall

peak, hill, ridge

mouth

the opening of something

entrance, opening, orifice

movement

changing locations or positions

action, activity, gesture

movie

a motion picture or film that tells a story

film, flick, show

muscle

bodily bundles of cells or fibers that produce movement

fiber, tissue, brawn

museum

a building that houses famous works of art

archive, collection, gallery

music

sounds that are pleasant, harmonized

harmony, melody, tune

What Is a Noun?

Nouns are the part of speech that refers to a person, place, thing, or idea. When we use them in our writing, we often need to place an article before the noun, such as “a,” “an,” or “the.” For example, “a map” or “the magnolia.”

One of the primary functions of nouns is to act as the subject of the sentence. So, in the sentence, “Mornings are marvelous,” “mornings” is a noun. Nouns can also act as direct objects. In the sentence, “Mary melted margarine,” “margarine” is the direct object. It’s the object of the verb “melted.”

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Types of Nouns

Nouns can appear in almost any portion of a sentence. They serve several functions in English. As such, there are many different types of nouns. Here are a few of the most popular categories:

  • 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 “mountain,” instead of “Mount Everest.”
  • Abstract nouns are used when you can’t touch the noun. These nouns are theoretical, such as “mood” or “madness.”
  • Collective nouns refer to large groups, such as a “mob” of kangaroos or a “mess” of officers.
  • Possessive nouns demonstrate ownership over something else. For example, “Morgan’s motorbike” indicates that Morgan owns the bike.

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

10 Example Sentences

Would you like to see some of these M-nouns in motion? Here are 10 of them used in sample sentences:

  1. Can you pass me that travel magazine?
  2. The majority has ruled; it’s off to Spain we go.
  3. She has a lovely manner about herself.
  4. What material did you use to make that?
  5. Let’s all eat a meal together.
  6. I have a method for cleaning.
  7. She’ll have a glass of milk with her pie.
  8. We love the minister at our new church.
  9. What is your mission today?
  10. Let’s go to the museum where we first met.

Many More M Words

Nouns are a great place to start, but they’re just the beginning when it comes to vocabulary building. After exploring nouns that begin with M, keep building your English language skills with WordFinder’s extensive list of words that start with the letter M Explore a long list of M-words arranged by length, then use the on-screen filter to adjust the results based on your particular interests, such as length and what letters are in the beginning, middle or end of words. This powerful word list tool makes it easy to fully explore any letter of the alphabet.

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Masses of M-Nouns

Collectively, there are masses of M-nouns. It’s a pretty popular letter of the alphabet. If you’d like to continue walking through the alphabet, exploring nouns letter by letter, then start back at the beginning. Without further ado, here’s our list of 50 of the most popular Nouns That Start With A. Let’s go on an adventure of great ambition!