Compound Nouns: 110+ Common Compound Nouns in English

Learn list of 110+ Common Compound Nouns in English with picture and examples.

Ways To Form a Compound Noun

A compound noun is a noun that is made with two or more words. Here are 08 ways to form a compound noun in English.

  • Noun + Noun:  girlfriend, greenhouse, football, grandmother, homework, teacup, friendship, etc.
  • Noun + Verb:  heartbeat, sunrise, raindrop, handmade, haircut, etc.
  • Adjective + Noun: blackboard, greenhouse, highway, etc.
  • Adverb + Noun: online, overdue, overdose, outside, outdoor, etc.
  • Verb + Noun: washing machine, swimming pool, etc.
  • Adverb + Verb: output, intake, etc.
  • Verb + Adverb : takeover, etc.
  • Adverb + Noun: upstairs, downstairs, etc.

List of Compound Nouns in English

  • Anymore
  • Anyplace
  • Anything
  • Anywhere
  • Airline
  • Airport
  • Aircraft
  • Armchair
  • Boyfriend
  • Battlefield
  • Background
  • Basketball
  • Battleship
  • Backache
  • Birthday
  • Blackboard
  • Bookshelf
  • Bookworm
  • Booklet
  • Breakfast
  • Brainstorm
  • Briefcase
  • Butterfly
  • Countdown
  • Comeback
  • Carpet
  • Cowboy
  • Cupboard
  • Chopstick
  • Classmate
  • Daredevil
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwater
  • Doorstop
  • Doorway
  • Daydream
  • Dragonfly
  • Everybody
  • Everything
  • Earrings
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyeball
  • Evergreen
  • Everybody
  • Everyday
  • Fingerprint
  • Fireworks
  • Football
  • Footprint
  • Forecast
  • Friendship
  • Gentleman
  • Goldfish
  • Grandfather
  • Grandmother
  • Grasshopper
  • Greenhouse
  • Hallway
  • Handcuff
  • Haircut
  • Headache
  • Heartbeat
  • Handmade
  • Highway
  • Homework
  • Horsefly
  • Houseboat
  • Inside
  • Ladybug
  • Landlady
  • Leadership
  • Lighthouse
  • Lifespan
  • Moonlight
  • Myself
  • Notebook
  • Newspaper
  • Nobody
  • Onset
  • Outside
  • Overboard
  • Overdose
  • Overdue
  • Pancake
  • Partnership
  • Photocopy
  • Policeman
  • Popcorn
  • Postman
  • Railway
  • Rainbow
  • Raindrops
  • Raincoat
  • Rattlesnake
  • Ringworm
  • Sandbags
  • Seafood
  • Seashore
  • Skateboard
  • Skyscraper
  • Sandcastle
  • Snowboard
  • Southeast
  • Starlight
  • Strawberry
  • Sunlight
  • Sunshine
  • Teardrop
  • Teacup
  • Teapot
  • Thunderstorm
  • Timetable
  • Toolbox
  • Waterproof
  • Wardrobe
  • Weekend
  • Yourself

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Compound Nouns: 110+ Common Compound Nouns in English

 

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