Nouns That Start With V

Nouns are words that refer to people, places, and things. That’s pretty expansive, right? Nouns can point to anything from aerospace dynamics to zebras. Given their expansive nature, there’s a lot to say about this part of speech.

Let’s roll up our sleeves and examine 50 nouns that start with V, a rather uncommon letter. Then, we’ll discuss more about this part of speech, as well as its various forms.

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50 Nouns Starting With V

Below, you’ll find a list of 50 of the most common V-nouns. Enjoy one of their definitions, as well as a few synonyms for each noun:

Noun

Definition

Synonym

vacation

taking a break from work to relax

holiday, leave, sabbatical

vacuum

a space devoid of air or matter

cavity, space, void

validity

the quality of being correct

cogency, legitimacy, substance

valley

a stretch of low land between two mountains

canyon, divide, gulch

value

the worth of goods, services, or money

worth, merit, significance

valve

a device that opens or closes to let things in

faucet, flap, spigot

van

a closed truck that carries people, animals, or things

truck, vehicle, wagon

vanilla

extract from vanilla beans used for flavoring in cooking and baking

extract, flavoring

variable

a quantity in an equation that can change its value

factor, element, quantity

variant

something that is different from the norm or standard

alternative, modification, version

variation

how much something differs from another

change, deviation, discrepancy

variety

an assortment of different types

assortment, collection, medley

vault

s secured room or area where valuables are kept

tomb, crypt, grave

vegan

a person who will not eat any type of animal product

vegetarian, herbivore

vegetable

the edible root, tuber, leaf, stem, seed, or flower of a plant

herb, green, legume

vehicle

a type of transportation

transport, car, carrier

velocity

the rate of motion, speed, or action

acceleration, momentum, rate

vendor

a person who sells wares

businessperson, dealer, peddler

venture

an undertaking, particularly one that involves some sort of risk or danger

adventure, undertaking, enterprise

venue

a location for a specific type of event

locale, setting, site

verdict

a decision, opinion, or judgment on a disputed issue

decision, decree, ruling

verse

writing that has a specific rhythm to it

chorus, meter, refrain

version

an interpretation of something that happened

account, depiction, rendition

vessel

a large ship or boat

barge, boat, yacht

veteran

a person who has obtained a lot of experience in a particular field

master, expert, old guard

vibration

a fast movement back and forth

fluctuation, oscillation, quake

victim

a person who has had something bad happen to them

prey, sufferer

victory

a win

triumph, conquest, mastery

video

the visual part of a movie or recorded program

broadcast, program, film

view

a range of sight

panorama, scene, tableau

villa

a country house or estate

castle, chateau, estate

village

a residential area in the country smaller than a town

hamlet, community, settlement

vinegar

a liquid made by fermenting cider, wine, or malt

marinade, saline, chemical

vintage

of or relating to a particular period from the past

aged, ancient, rare

vinyl

a plastic made from a chemical

plastic, rubber, polymer

violation

a breach of a law or a code of behavior

assault, breach, offense

violence

the use of physical force to harm

rampage, tumult, onslaught

virtue

moral excellence

morality, righteousness, honor

virus

a tiny parasite that can reproduce if it is within a living being

bug, disease, germ

visa

a mark on a passport to show that a person can enter a country

papers, permit, stamp

visibility

how well you are able to see

perceptibility, discernibility, clarity

vision

the ability to perceive with eyes

sight, perception

visitor

someone who comes to a place temporarily

caller, company, guest

vitamin

a substance necessary for the healthy functioning of the body

folic acid, thiamine, riboflavin

vocabulary

the language and words used and understood by a group of people

dialect, language, lexicon

voice

a sound made by the mouth

speech, sound, cry

void

an empty space

emptiness, gap, vacuum

voltage

the rate at which energy forces are drawn from a source

electricity, conductivity, magnetism

volume

the level at which something is heard

bulk, mass, quantity

volunteer

a person who donates time and effort to a cause

enlistee, missionary, aide

What Is a Noun?

A noun is 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 vendor,” or “the violence.”

One of the primary functions of nouns is to act as the subject of the sentence. So, in the sentence, “The volume is very high,” “volume” is a noun. Nouns are often direct objects, too. In the sentence, “He actually drinks vinegar,” “vinegar” is the direct object. It’s the object of the verb, “drinks.”

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Types of Nouns

Nouns can pop up all over a sentence. Given their usefulness, there are quite a few classifications. 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, “Vanessa” is a proper noun, but “lady” is a common noun.
  • Common nouns refer to general items, such as “village,” instead of “Doolin,” (a village in Ireland).
  • Abstract nouns are nouns we can’t see or touch. These nouns are theoretical, such as “valiance” or “vanity.”
  • Collective nouns refer to large groups, such as a “venue” of vultures or a “volery” of pheasants.
  • Possessive nouns demonstrate ownership over something else. For example, with “Veronica’s boyfriend,” “Veronica’s” is a possessive noun, indicating that the boyfriend is hers.

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

10 Example Sentences

Ready to see 10 of the above V-nouns in action? Get ready to sail through vacation and walk through a valley or two with these sample sentences:

  1. They are on vacation in Hawaii.
  2. We needed to traipse through the valley to reach the mountaintop.
  3. Is that a variation of our favorite song?
  4. This is my favorite vendor at the farmers’ market.
  5. What’s the venue for tonight’s performance?
  6. I love their version of this song.
  7. We need to give the victim some time to heal.
  8. She lives her life according to a high moral virtue.
  9. There’s a visitor at the door to the B&B.
  10. He’s one of our favorite volunteers.
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A Wide Variety of V-Words

There are very many V-words beyond nouns and even adjectives. Keep strengthening your vocabulary with WordFinder's word list tool. There, you'll find an impressive collection of words that start with the letter V, including options from several parts of speech. You might just be surprised by how very many V-words there really are. You can filter the words in several ways, from limiting the results to words of a certain length to seeing only words that include certain letters. You can even specify that you want to view terms with specific letters at the beginning or end, or just included anywhere in the word. You won't find a better tool to help satisfy your voracious interest in words that begin with V.

Various V-Nouns

Who knew there were so many V-nouns in the universe! See if you can add some veracity, or truthfulness and accuracy, to your next piece of writing with these V-victors. Can you name a V-adjective? “Very” is one of the most overused adjectives in the English language. Check out these 20 Adjectives That Start With V for something a little more victorious.