Nouns That Start With V

Updated June 4, 2021
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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.

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:





taking a break from work to relax

holiday, leave, sabbatical


a space devoid of air or matter

cavity, space, void


the quality of being correct

cogency, legitimacy, substance


a stretch of low land between two mountains

canyon, divide, gulch


the worth of goods, services, or money

worth, merit, significance


a device that opens or closes to let things in

faucet, flap, spigot


a closed truck that carries people, animals, or things

truck, vehicle, wagon


extract from vanilla beans used for flavoring in cooking and baking

extract, flavoring


a quantity in an equation that can change its value

factor, element, quantity


something that is different from the norm or standard

alternative, modification, version


how much something differs from another

change, deviation, discrepancy


an assortment of different types

assortment, collection, medley


s secured room or area where valuables are kept

tomb, crypt, grave


a person who will not eat any type of animal product

vegetarian, herbivore


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

herb, green, legume


a type of transportation

transport, car, carrier


the rate of motion, speed, or action

acceleration, momentum, rate


a person who sells wares

businessperson, dealer, peddler


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

adventure, undertaking, enterprise


a location for a specific type of event

locale, setting, site


a decision, opinion, or judgment on a disputed issue

decision, decree, ruling


writing that has a specific rhythm to it

chorus, meter, refrain


an interpretation of something that happened

account, depiction, rendition


a large ship or boat

barge, boat, yacht


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

master, expert, old guard


a fast movement back and forth

fluctuation, oscillation, quake


a person who has had something bad happen to them

prey, sufferer


a win

triumph, conquest, mastery


the visual part of a movie or recorded program

broadcast, program, film


a range of sight

panorama, scene, tableau


a country house or estate

castle, chateau, estate


a residential area in the country smaller than a town

hamlet, community, settlement


a liquid made by fermenting cider, wine, or malt

marinade, saline, chemical


of or relating to a particular period from the past

aged, ancient, rare


a plastic made from a chemical

plastic, rubber, polymer


a breach of a law or a code of behavior

assault, breach, offense


the use of physical force to harm

rampage, tumult, onslaught


moral excellence

morality, righteousness, honor


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

bug, disease, germ


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

papers, permit, stamp


how well you are able to see

perceptibility, discernibility, clarity


the ability to perceive with eyes

sight, perception


someone who comes to a place temporarily

caller, company, guest


a substance necessary for the healthy functioning of the body

folic acid, thiamine, riboflavin


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

dialect, language, lexicon


a sound made by the mouth

speech, sound, cry


an empty space

emptiness, gap, vacuum


the rate at which energy forces are drawn from a source

electricity, conductivity, magnetism


the level at which something is heard

bulk, mass, quantity


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.”

v is for village
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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.

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.