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.
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.
a mechanical device
instrument, implement, apparatus
a publication with articles, photographs, and advertisements
journal, periodical, publication
a system for sending written correspondence
communication, dispatch, letter
support or upkeep to something
perpetuation, support, care
the greater portion
bulk, crowd, plurality
a member of the human race, a male adult
guy, chap, fellow
those in charge of a business or group
administration, governance, superintendence
a person responsible for supervising employees
administrator, boss, supervisor
the way of doing something or behaving
behavior, conduct, procedure
a representation of a particular land or sky area
atlas, blueprint, cartograph
a place where you go to buy things
store, shop, emporium
the religious or legal process through which people become spouses
matrimony, nuptial, union
a person who has control
chief, leader, ruler
the physical components of something
matter, substance, elements
what something is made of
body, elements, essence
food eaten together
breakfast, lunch, dinner
food that comes from the bodies of animals
muscle, beef, pork
the entities that communicate information
newspaper, press, publishers
a drug or herb used to maintain health
analgesic, antibiotic, pill
a part of a group
constituent, affiliate, comrade
the ability to hold information in the mind
recollection, recall, remembrance
two or more members of the male species
guys, adults, fellows
a list of available choices
carte, manifest, list
a short communication sent from one person to another
note, letter, report
any of a class of chemical elements generally characterized as good conductors of heat and electricity
ore, alloy, mineral
a system or way of doing something
mode, system, procedure
a white liquid that comes out of mammals to feed their babies
lactose, whey, dairy
a thousand thousands
multiplicity, slew, heaps
the part of someone that things, feels, and remembers
brain, intellect, consciousness
a person chosen to carry out orders or church functions
chaplain, clergy, clergyman
sixty seconds, or a short period of time
jiffy, flash, moment
a few or more short periods of time
moments, instants, flashes
a specific task or assignment
calling, charge, objective
a way of doing something
approach, custom, system
a specific design of a product
archetype, prototype, version
a person who has given birth to a child, or has the responsibility to care for the child
mommy, mother, ma
a brief period of time
instant, minute, flash
currency used to buy goods
cash, bills, coins
any of the 12 parts of the calendar year
period, four weeks, lunar cycle
the first part of the day from midnight until noon
daybreak, daylight, dawn
a woman who gives birth to children or has the responsibility to care for children
mom, parent, mum
a movement or action
change, act, action
anything that makes something move
device, engine, instrument
a part of the Earth that is very wide and tall
peak, hill, ridge
the opening of something
entrance, opening, orifice
changing locations or positions
action, activity, gesture
a motion picture or film that tells a story
film, flick, show
bodily bundles of cells or fibers that produce movement
fiber, tissue, brawn
a building that houses famous works of art
archive, collection, gallery
sounds that are pleasant, harmonized
harmony, melody, tune
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.”
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.
Would you like to see some of these M-nouns in motion? Here are 10 of them used in sample sentences:
- Can you pass me that travel magazine?
- The majority has ruled; it’s off to Spain we go.
- She has a lovely manner about herself.
- What material did you use to make that?
- Let’s all eat a meal together.
- I have a method for cleaning.
- She’ll have a glass of milk with her pie.
- We love the minister at our new church.
- What is your mission today?
- Let’s go to the museum where we first met.
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.
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!