Nouns refer to persons, places, things, or ideas. Examples of T-nouns might include a person named Theresa, a place called Texas, things like toys, or ideas like tranquility.
T is a very popular letter, making the possibility of a complete list quite difficult. But, below, you’ll find 50 of the most common nouns that start with T to get you started.
Do you have a talent for words? Does your teacher impart new verbal knowledge on you day by day? Together, let’s team up to traipse through a list of 50 T-nouns:
a piece of furniture with a flat top and legs
desk, stand, counter
natural skill or ability
charisma, versatility, aptitude
a natural or artificial pool or pond
aquarium, basin, pond
an object or goal that is being aimed at
aim, goal, objective
something that has to be done
assignment, job, chore
the sense of noticing flavors in food or drink
palate, flavor, gustation
a required payment on goods or property that goes to the government
charge, duty, fee
dried leaves or herbs made into a beverage by brewing in boiled water
beverage, brew, infusion
someone who helps others learn new things
educator, instructor, lecturer
a group of people working for a common cause
alliance, association, club
science or knowledge put into practical use to solve problems
automation, computers, robotics
an electronic device with programs for people to watch
TV, boob tube, the box
the amount of heat in a given area
heat, warmth, cold
a word or group of words that has a special meaning
expression, terminology, phrase
an examination or an evaluation
exam, quiz, questionnaire
words in a written work
writing, volume, book
grateful feelings or thoughts
appreciation, gratitude, praise
a recurring idea
motif, moral, topic
an idea to explain something
conjecture, doctrine, hypothesis
treatment for a disorder or to promote wellness
remedy, treatment, cure
an object or act
article, doohickey, element
a fine line, steak, or thing
cotton, yarn, fiber
a printed piece of paper that gives someone the right to do or enter something
admission, fare, stub
the duration in which things happen
duration, extent, chronology
secret information given to someone
hint, clue, warning
the name of a creative work
heading, inscription, headline
a device with a specific purpose
implement, instrument, mechanism
the highest point
summit, peak, crown
the subject of something
theme, subject, thesis
the act of feeling something with your hand
rub, stroke, pat
a trip or journey for sightseeing
excursion, expedition, journey
a residential area that’s smaller than a city and larger than a village
village, municipality, community
a specific area or path on which something is to take place
avenue, circuit, course
the general marketplace of buying and selling goods
commerce, sales, enterprise
a delay that involves transportation in a designated location
congestion, passage, gridlock
a marked, paved, or beaten path or course
footpath, route, track
the process of being conditioned or taught to do something
discipline, practice, instruction
a change of possession
changeover, move, transmit
a change from one form or stage to another
alteration, change, conversion
antidote, care, medication
woody plants with trunks
sapling, timber, wood
an experimental period
experiment, test run, attempt
the act of going someplace and returning
excursion, expedition, jaunt
problems and misfortunes
strain, stress, difficulty
a motorized vehicle with an open bed for transporting
van, rig, vehicle
something that provides a decisive advantage
clincher, trump card, ace in the hole
confidence in the honesty or integrity of a person or thing
reliance, dependence, belief
something that has been proven by facts or sincerity
accuracy, veracity, fact
a state of excitement or nervous energy
chatter, flutter, gigglet
people, places, or things that share traits which allow them to belong to the same group
kind, standard, variety
A noun is the part of the speech that names 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 truck” or “the truth.”
One of the primary functions of nouns is to act as the subject of the sentence. So, in the sentence, “The tree is tall,” “tree” is a noun. Nouns are often direct objects, too. In the sentence, “Timothy trusted the teacher,” “teacher” is the direct object. It’s the object of the verb, “trusted.”
Given their prominence in nearly every sentence we write, there’s quite an array of nouns. Here are five of the most popular types:
- Proper nouns name specific things, like the names of people, cities, states, countries, buildings, and books. As proper nouns, they are capitalized. So, “Tahoe” is a proper noun, but “city” is a common noun.
- Common nouns refer to general items, such as “town,” instead of “Thomasville.”
- Abstract nouns are used when you can’t touch the noun. These nouns are theoretical, such as “thrill” or “tranquility.”
- Collective nouns refer to large groups, such as a “team” of players or a “tower” of calla lilies.
- Possessive nouns demonstrate ownership over something else. For example, with “Tucker’s toy,” “Tucker’s” is a possessive noun, indicating that the toy belongs to Tucker.
To continue to explore these categories, check out Types of Nouns.
Don’t tiptoe around T-nouns. Use them in your writing! They’re tasty enough to add a lot of flavor. Here are 10 examples to illustrate:
- Could you set the table while I cook?
- Doyle hit the target on his first try.
- Have a taste of the cilantro before I put it in the stir fry.
- Mrs. O’Reilly was my favorite teacher in elementary school.
- Always check the temperature of a room before you walk into it.
- He has an interesting theory on evolution.
- I broke the tip on my favorite fountain pen.
- Let me propose a trade with you: my sandwich for your burrito.
- It’s important to receive the proper training before heading into battle.
- Let’s put our trust in him.
Are you ready to transcend beyond nouns to discover even more T-words? WordFinder by YourDictionary makes it easy for you to curate a unique list of terms that start with T for educational or entertainment purposes. Review T-words based on length, or create a custom list based on criteria that you specify, such as words that begin, end or include certain letters or combinations of letters. From there, you may want to explore even more word lists.
Wouldn’t it be fun to list every T-noun in the English language? That would be quite an endeavor. How about another part of speech? Care to explore 20 Adjectives That Start With T? These two would make a great pairing for some alliteration since adjectives love to modify nouns. Let the teeming totality of T-nouns whisk you away as you incorporate them into your next short story or poem.