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

Compound nouns are nouns that are 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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A.Rajabi
A.Rajabi
2 years ago

Thanks a lot of dear teacher.

REMZE YASSIN
REMZE YASSIN
2 years ago

Thank you so much, your teaching method is one of the best methods and very easy for anyone to understand it.

Cat
Cat
11 months ago

There are only seven ways mentioned here. Adverb + Noun was doubled.

Cat
Cat
11 months ago

There are only seven ways mentioned here. Adverb + Noun was duplicated.

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 months ago

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