Nouns That Start With P

Nouns are, perhaps, the most poignant parts of speech. They stand as the subjects of our sentences. They also dive in and act as direct and indirect objects. The dance about our verbs, filling in all kinds of information.

One of the best ways to explore any part of speech is to explore word list after word list. We’ve been walking through an alphabet of nouns, beginning with the letter A. Continue to take a stroll with us as we explore 50 nouns that start with P.

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50 Nouns Starting With P

Ready for a powerful party of P-nouns? Below, you’ll find 50 nouns that start with the letter P, one of their definitions, as well as a few synonyms for each.

Noun

Definition

Synonym

package

a box or bag that contains items

bundle, container, parcel

page

the side of something printed

leaf, sheet, folio

pain

mental or physical distress

affliction, suffering, torture

pair

two of something

couple, duo, combo

panel

a group of persons selected for a specific purpose

committee, council, tribunal

paper

an essay, written report, or school exam

assignment, composition, thesis

park

an area of land used for recreation

commons, playground, sanctuary

part

a portion or division of something

piece, fragment, section

partner

a person who takes part in an activity or business with others

associate, ally, comrade

party

a gathering of people to have a good time

bash, cabal, fiesta

path

a trail, route, or course

footpath, trail, way

pattern

an arrangement or order

archetype, blueprint, layout

payment

all or part of what is owed by someone

compensation, dues, remittance

people

human beings

humankind, humanity, persons

percent

one out of one hundred parts

proportion, section, ratio

performance

showing a craft to a group of people

ceremony, exhibition, recital

period

a space of time between two events

interval, duration, span

person

a human being

individual, human being, man

phone

the instrument used to call others

cellphone

photo

an image taken by camera

picture, snapshot, image

picture

an image of a person, place, or thing

photo, drawing, illustration

piece

a part of a whole

portion, share, section

place

a particular location or space

spot, point, station

plan

a document, program, or diagram that demonstrates how to proceed

draft, scheme, outline

plant

a member of vegetable, flower kingdom

shrub, vegetation, sprout

platform

a raised stage

altar, base, deck

player

a person participating in sport

athlete, competitor, contestant

point

part of an argument

emphasis, idea, subject

police

members of law enforcement

constable, cop, detective

policy

a written contract or agreement

code, contract, program

population

the number of people or animals in a particular place

inhabitants, dwellers, citizens

position

how a person or thing is placed

angle, locale, place

post

a job or employment

office, station, appointment

power

an ability or competence

skill, endowment, capability

practice

exercise or an application

custom, habit, tradition

president

the highest elected or appointed officer within an organization

leader, director, chairman

press

to strain or pressure

impact, imprint, thrust

pressure

demand or difficulty

anxiety, burden, difficulty

price

the amount at which something is valued

amount, cost, rate

privacy

the state of being free from public scrutiny

seclusion, solitude, isolation

problem

a difficulty or bad situation

complication, conundrum, difficulty

process

the actions happening while something is being done

course, evolution, method

product

something made by humans or nature

goods, item, merchandise

production

the process of creating of goods

assembly, manufacturing, creation

program

a series of events

agenda, catalog, schedule

progress

moving forward toward an end goal

advancement, development, growth

project

a task or a plan

assignment, enterprise, venture

property

something that is owned

possession, holdings, inheritance

protection

a person or thing that shields from danger

shield, screen, shelter

purpose

a goal or intention

mission, objective, intent

What Is a Noun?

A noun is a person, place, thing, or idea. When we use them in our writing, we often have to place an article before them, like “a,” “an,” or “the.” For example, “a pot” or “the paper.”

One of the most common functions of nouns is to act as the subject of the sentence. So, in the sentence, “The pepper is too strong,” “pepper” is a noun. Nouns are often direct objects, too. In the sentence, “She signed the paper,” “paper” is the direct object. It’s the object of the verb, “signed.”

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Types of Nouns

We see them pop up at the start of a sentence; we see them pop up at the end of a sentence. In truth, nouns can appear anywhere. So, it probably won’t surprise you to learn that there are many different types of nouns. Here are five of the most common:

  • Proper nouns name specific things, like the names of people, cities, states, countries, buildings, and books. As proper nouns, they are capitalized. So, “Peter” is a proper noun, but “dad” is a common noun.
  • Common nouns refer to general items, such as “pyramid,” instead of “The Great Pyramid of Giza.”
  • Abstract nouns are used when you can’t touch the noun. These nouns are theoretical, such as “pensiveness” or “positivity.”
  • Collective nouns refer to large groups, such as a “pack” of puppies or a “pile” of presents.
  • Possessive nouns demonstrate ownership over something else. For example, with “Pippi’s pigtails,” “Pippi’s” is a possessive noun, indicating that the pigtails belong to her.

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

10 Example Sentences

Ready to pepper our sentences with P-nouns? Here are 10 of the above nouns in action:

  1. I received the package at my door.
  2. She’s writing a paper on spirituality.
  3. I like the pattern on this tablecloth.
  4. This beach is completely empty of people.
  5. I loved her performance in Les Miserables.
  6. He holds a lot of power and influence in the industry.
  7. Do not put so much pressure on him to perform well.
  8. There’s a lot of privacy in these tiny homes.
  9. I love your writing process.
  10. God is her protection.
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Peruse Plenty of P-Words

Nouns are the ideal starting point for vocabulary learning, but there’s plenty of room to grow from there. Use WordFinder’s list of words that start with the letter P if you’re ready to power ahead to peruse even more P-words. From a full list of words organized by length to filters that let you narrow the results to a certain number of words or terms that include, end or begin with certain letters or combinations of letters, WordFinder’s word list tool is a powerful resource for mastering P-words and terms starting with every letter of the alphabet.

Powerful P-Nouns

Nouns are the foundation of most of our writing. Do you know which part of speech they love to work with the most? Adjectives! Adjectives modify nouns, taking “the poppy” to “the pink poppy.” While we’re on the letter P, take a look at these 20 Adjectives That Start With P. May all your prose be poignant and prosperous.