Nouns That Start With S

A great way to grow your vocabulary is to learn groups of words that share the first letter, like the 19th letter of the English alphabet. The letter S appears in words, sentences, and paragraphs. Mastering the following list of nouns that start with S will quickly boost your word power for writing, speaking, and even playing word games like Scrabble and Wordle!

Common Nouns That Start With S

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There are hundreds of nouns beginning with s. Here are some of the most popular nouns that start with s that you normally use when speaking or writing.

  • Salad – a food made of a mixture of lettuce and other fresh vegetables such as carrots and tomatoes
  • Science – the systematic study of the natural world through observation and experimentation
  • Scandal – outrageous behavior that is revealed to the public
  • Scarlet – an intense red color or a woman’s name, sometimes used as a mark of shame
  • Scam – the act of tricking people in order to steal their money through fraudulent communication by post, email, telephone calls, or texts
  • Snack – a small amount of food eaten between meals
  • Silence – the absence of sound or noise
  • Seizure – the act of taking something from someone, usually by law-enforcement officers
  • Selection – the act of choosing one thing over another
  • Sieve – a tool with many holes that separates fine particles from larger ones
  • Site – a location either in the physical world or on the internet
  • Sibling – a brother or sister
  • Sight – the ability to see or something that is seen
  • Sigh – a strong exhalation of breath, often expressing intense emotion
  • Similarity – the quality of being closely alike in one or more ways
  • Sin – a violation of standards of behavior, especially religious standards
  • Shipment – goods transported by land, air, or sea
  • Shepherd – a person who manages a flock of sheep by herding them to pastures for grazing and guarding them against predators
  • Shabbiness – the quality of being worn out and falling apart
  • Shack – a little building in disrepair
  • Shamrock – a small plant with three heart-shaped leaves, the symbol of Ireland
  • Sheriff – an elected law-enforcement officer at the county level
  • Shingles – pieces of material that cover the roof of a building to make it waterproof
  • Shoplifter – a person who steals products from a store while pretending to shop
  • Shoo-in – an easy victory, particularly in a political election or a sports match
  • Skeleton – the structure of bones that supports the body
  • Slab – a thick, flat piece of stone, cement, or tile often used as paving for streets or walkways
  • Slaughter – the killing of animals for food or the brutal killing of people
  • Sloppiness – the quality of being untidy, careless, dirty, or poorly made
  • Sleuth – a detective or an investigator
  • Slum – a poor neighborhood with crowded, shabby housing lacking adequate services such as running water, sewers, and electricity
  • Smattering – an insignificant amount of something, such as rain or snow
  • Smirk – an unpleasant smile that expresses self-satisfaction and disrespect
  • Smokestack – a tall, hollow column above a fireplace or furnace that allows smoke to escape
  • Smuggler – a criminal who secretly brings illegal goods into a country
  • Snippet – a small portion of something such as paper, fabric, or information
  • Snob – a person who believes themselves to be superior to others, especially with respect to cultural preferences and knowledge
  • Snooze – a short, light period of sleep, usually during daylight hours
  • Snore – a sound produced through vibrations of the soft palate in the throat during sleep
  • Snugness – a feeling of coziness and warmth
  • Sobriety – the state of living without the stimulation of drugs, alcohol, or other mind-altering substances
  • Society – an organized community of people living by common standards
  • Solitude – the state of being alone
  • Sonnet – a poem with 14 lines of ten syllables each and a strict rhyme pattern
  • Spaghetti – long, thin strands of round pasta
  • Squabble – a minor argument between one or more people
  • Squatter – a person who lives on property they don’t own without paying rent or taxes
  • Stadium –  a large, open building with hundreds of tiered seats for watching sports
  • Stage – the front part of a theater where the drama, or other entertainment, takes place
  • Stoicism – the endurance of pain, hardship, or deprivation without complaint
  • Submarine – a long, thin boat that can dive deep underwater and travel unseen
  • Stylist – a fashion designer, hairdresser, or a person who plans displays of products
  • Subtraction – the action of taking a part away from a whole
  • Success – the achievement of the desired goal
  • Syllables – the separate, distinct sounds that make up a single word
  • System – an organized method for carrying out a task, such as running a computer
  • Symptom – a sign of illness in a person or malfunction in a system
  • Syrup – a thick, sweet liquid poured over food such as pancakes and waffles
  • Syringe – a needle with a pump used to inject medications into people
  • Sympathy – the expression of sadness for another person’s pain or loss

Complete List of Nouns That Start With S

  • Saber
  • Sable
  • Sabotage
  • Sabre
  • Sac
  • Sachet
  • Sack
  • Sacker
  • Sacrament
  • Sacrifice
  • Sacrilege
  • Saddle
  • Sadism
  • Sadist
  • Sadness
  • Safari
  • Safe
  • Safeguard
  • Safety
  • Saffron
  • Saga
  • Sage
  • Sagebrush
  • Sago
  • Sail
  • Sailboat
  • Sailing
  • Sailor
  • Saint
  • Sainthood
  • Sake
  • Salad
  • Salamander
  • Salami
  • Salary
  • Sale
  • Salesgirl
  • Saleslady
  • Salesman
  • Salesmanship
  • Salesmen
  • Salt
  • Saltiness
  • Salon
  • Salutation
  • Sand
  • Sandstorm
  • Sanity
  • Sap
  • Sapling
  • Sarcasm
  • Sari
  • Sash
  • Sashimi
  • Sassing
  • Satellite
  • Satiety
  • Satin
  • Satire
  • Satirist
  • Satisfaction
  • Satsuma
  • Saturation
  • Sauce
  • Saucepan
  • Sauerkraut
  • Sausage
  • Saver
  • Saving
  • Savior
  • Savor
  • Saw
  • Sawdust
  • Sawingsear
  • Sawmill
  • Sawtimber
  • Sax
  • Saxophone
  • Saxophonist
  • Say
  • Saying
  • Sba
  • Scale
  • Scandal
  • Scarlet
  • Schemer
  • Scholar
  • Scholarship
  • School
  • Schoolboy
  • Schoolchildren
  • Schoolgirl
  • Schoolhouse
  • Schooling
  • Schoolmaster
  • Schoolmate
  • Schoolroom
  • Schoolwork
  • Script
  • Scripture
  • Scrivener
  • Scrub
  • Scrubbing
  • Scrupulosity
  • Scrutiny
  • Scuffle
  • Sculptor
  • Sculpture
  • Scurvy
  • Sea
  • Seacoast
  • Seafood
  • Seahorse
  • Seal
  • Sealing
  • Seam
  • Seaman
  • Seamanship
  • Seamen
  • Seaquake
  • Search
  • Searching
  • Searchlight
  • Seashore
  • Seaside
  • Season
  • Seasoning
  • Seat
  • Secret
  • Seclusion
  • Seeker
  • Segment
  • Seizure
  • Selection
  • Selectivity
  • Self
  • Selfishness
  • Sell
  • Seller
  • Selling
  • Sellout
  • Semblance
  • Semester
  • Seminar
  • Seminary
  • Semitrance
  • Senate
  • Senator
  • Sending
  • Senior
  • Seniority
  • Senora
  • Sensation
  • Sensationalism
  • Sense
  • Sensibility
  • Sensing
  • Sensitivity
  • Sensor
  • Sensuality
  • Sentence
  • Sentiment
  • Sentimentality
  • Sentinel
  • Sentry
  • Separation
  • Sepia
  • Septa
  • Septation
  • September
  • Septum
  • Sequel
  • Sequence
  • Sequestration
  • Sera
  • Seraphim
  • Serenade
  • Serenity
  • Serge
  • Sergeant
  • Serial
  • Sermon
  • Serpent
  • Serum
  • Servant
  • Service
  • Servicemen
  • Servicing
  • Serving
  • Servo
  • Sesame
  • Session
  • Set
  • Setback
  • Settlement
  • Settler
  • Setup
  • Severalty
  • Severing
  • Severity
  • Sewage
  • Sewer
  • Sforzando
  • Shack
  • Shade
  • Shading
  • Shadow
  • Shadowing
  • Shaft
  • Shag
  • Shake
  • Shaker
  • Shaking
  • Sham
  • Shame
  • Shampoo
  • Shamrock
  • Shank
  • Shanty
  • Shape
  • Shaping
  • Share
  • Sharecrop
  • Shareholder
  • Sharing
  • Sharpening
  • Shawl
  • Shea
  • Sheaf
  • Shear
  • Sheath
  • Sheathing
  • Shed
  • Sheen
  • Sheep
  • Sheepskin
  • Sheet
  • Sheeting
  • Sheik
  • Shelf
  • Shell
  • Shelter
  • Shepherd
  • Sheriff
  • Sherry
  • Shibboleth
  • Shield
  • Shielding
  • Shift
  • Shill
  • Shimmer
  • Shin
  • Shinbone
  • Shine
  • Ship
  • Shipboard
  • Shipbuilding
  • Shipmate
  • Shipment
  • Shipper
  • Shipping
  • Shipwreck
  • Shirt
  • Shirtfront
  • Shirtsleeve
  • Shish
  • Shit
  • Shiver
  • Shock
  • Shocker
  • Shockwave
  • Shoe
  • Shoelace
  • Shoestring
  • Shoot
  • Shooter
  • Shooting
  • Shop
  • Shopper
  • Shopping
  • Shore
  • Shoreline
  • Shortage
  • Shortcut
  • Shorthand
  • Shortstop
  • Shot
  • Shotgun
  • Shoulder
  • Shout
  • Shouting
  • Shovel
  • Show
  • Showcase
  • Showdown
  • Shower
  • Showerhead
  • Showing
  • Showman
  • Showmanship
  • Showmen
  • Showpiece
  • Showroom
  • Shrapnel
  • Shred
  • Shredder
  • Shriek
  • Shrieking
  • Shrimp
  • Shrine
  • Shrinkage
  • Shrub
  • Shrubbery
  • Shrug
  • Shuffle
  • Shunt
  • Shutdown
  • Shutter
  • Sickroom
  • Side
  • Sideboard
  • Sidelight
  • Sideline
  • Sidemen
  • Sideshow
  • Sidewalk
  • Sidewinder
  • Siding
  • Siege
  • Sienna
  • Siesta
  • Sieve
  • Sifting
  • Sigh
  • Sight
  • Sighting
  • Sign
  • Signal
  • Signaling
  • Signature
  • Signboard
  • Significance
  • Signing
  • Signpost
  • Silence
  • Silhouette
  • Silica
  • Silicon
  • Silicone
  • Silk
  • Sill
  • Silo
  • Silver
  • Similarity
  • Simile
  • Similitude
  • Simpleton
  • Simplicity
  • Simulation
  • Sin
  • Sincerity
  • Sine
  • Singer
  • Singing
  • Single
  • Singularity
  • Sink
  • Sinkhole
  • Sinking
  • Sinner
  • Sip
  • Sir
  • Siren
  • Sister
  • Site
  • Sitter
  • Sitting
  • Situation
  • Size
  • Skeet
  • Skeleton
  • Skepticism
  • Sketch
  • Sketchbook
  • Skewer
  • Ski
  • Skid
  • Skiff
  • Skiing
  • Skill
  • Skillet
  • Skimming
  • Skin
  • Skipper
  • Skirmish
  • Skirmishing
  • Skirt
  • Skit
  • Skull
  • Skullcap
  • Sky
  • Skylight
  • Skyline
  • Skyscraper
  • Skywave
  • Slab
  • Slack
  • Slander
  • Slanderer
  • Slang
  • Slant
  • Slapstick
  • Slat
  • Slate
  • Slaughter
  • Slave
  • Slavery
  • Slaying
  • Sledding
  • Sleep
  • Sleeping
  • Sleepwalker
  • Sleet
  • Sleeve
  • Sleuthing
  • Slice
  • Slick
  • Slicker
  • Slide
  • Slight
  • Sling
  • Slingshot
  • Slip
  • Slippage
  • Slipper
  • Slipstream
  • Slit
  • Slitter
  • Slob
  • Sloe
  • Slogan
  • Sloop
  • Slop
  • Slope
  • Slot
  • Slouch
  • Slowing
  • Sludge
  • Slug
  • Slugger
  • Sluice
  • Slum
  • Slumber
  • Slump
  • Small
  • Smallpox
  • Smalltime
  • Smash
  • Smear
  • Smell
  • Smile
  • Smirk
  • Smithy
  • Smog
  • Smoke
  • Smokehouse
  • Smoker
  • Smokescreen
  • Smoothbore
  • Snack
  • Snail
  • Snake
  • Snap
  • Snapback
  • Snapper
  • Snapping
  • Snare
  • Sneak
  • Sneaker
  • Sneer
  • Snick
  • Sniper
  • Sniping
  • Snobbery
  • Snoring
  • Snort
  • Snout
  • Snow
  • Snowball
  • Snowfall
  • Snowstorm
  • Snuffer
  • Soaking
  • Soap
  • Sobriety
  • Sobriquet
  • Soccer
  • Sociability
  • Social
  • Socialism
  • Socialist
  • Sociality
  • Socialization
  • Society
  • Sociologist
  • Sociology
  • Sock
  • Socket
  • Sod
  • Soda
  • Sodium
  • Sofa
  • Softener
  • Softening
  • Softwood
  • Soil
  • Sojourn
  • Sojourner
  • Solace
  • Solder
  • Soldier
  • Soldiery
  • Sole
  • Solemnity
  • Solenoid
  • Solicitor
  • Solicitude
  • Solid
  • Solidarity
  • Solidity
  • Solipsism
  • Solitary
  • Solitude
  • Solo
  • Soloist
  • Solstice
  • Solution
  • Solvency
  • Solvent
  • Soma
  • Someplace
  • Somersault
  • Somewhere
  • Sommelier
  • Somnolence
  • Son
  • Sonar
  • Sonata
  • Song
  • Songbook
  • Sonnet
  • Sonny
  • Sonofabitch
  • Sonogram
  • Sonority
  • Soot
  • Sop
  • Sophisticate
  • Sophistication
  • Sophomore
  • Soprano
  • Sorghum
  • Sorority
  • Sorption
  • Sorrel
  • Sorrow
  • Sort
  • Sortie
  • Soubriquet
  • Souffle
  • Soul
  • Sound
  • Soup
  • Source
  • Sourdough
  • Soutane
  • Southpaw
  • Souvenir
  • Sovereign
  • Sovereignty
  • Soviet
  • Sowbelly
  • Sowing
  • Soy
  • Soybean
  • Spa space
  • Spacecraft
  • Spacer
  • Spaceship
  • Spacesuit
  • Spacing
  • Spade
  • Spaghetti
  • Span
  • Spangle
  • Spark
  • Sparkle
  • Spasm
  • Spat
  • Spate
  • Spatiality
  • Spatter
  • Speaker
  • Speaking
  • Spear
  • Special
  • Specialist
  • Specialization
  • Specialty
  • Specification
  • Specificity
  • Specimen
  • Speck
  • Spectacle
  • Spectator
  • Specter
  • Spectra
  • Spectrometer
  • Spectrophotometer
  • Spectroscopy
  • Spectrum
  • Speculation
  • Speculator
  • Speech
  • Speed
  • Speedboat
  • Speedometer
  • Spell
  • Spelling
  • Spending
  • Sphere
  • Spice
  • Spider
  • Spike
  • Spin
  • Spinach
  • Spindle
  • Spine
  • Spinneret
  • Spiral
  • Spire
  • Spirit
  • Spirituality
  • Spit
  • Spite
  • Spittle
  • Splash
  • Spleen
  • Splendor
  • Splenomegaly
  • Splice
  • Splicing
  • Splinter
  • Split
  • Splurge
  • Spoilage
  • Spoke
  • Spokesman
  • Spokesmen
  • Sponge
  • Sponging
  • Sponsor
  • Sponsorship
  • Spontaneity
  • Spoof
  • Spoon
  • Spoonful
  • Sport
  • Sportsman
  • Sportsmanship
  • Sportsmen
  • Sportswriter
  • Spot
  • Spotlight
  • Spouse
  • Spout
  • Sprawl
  • Spray
  • Spraying
  • Spread
  • Spreader
  • Spreading
  • Spree
  • Sprig
  • Spring
  • Springboard
  • Springtime
  • Sprinkle
  • Sprinkling
  • Sprouting
  • Spruce
  • Sprue
  • Spume
  • Spur
  • Spurt
  • Sputnik
  • Spy
  • Squabbling
  • Squad
  • Squadron
  • Squall
  • Square
  • Squash
  • Squat
  • Squaw
  • Squeak
  • Squeaking
  • Squeal
  • Squeeze
  • Squire
  • Squirrel
  • Squirt
  • Stab
  • Stability
  • Stabilization
  • Stable
  • Stableman
  • Staccato
  • Stack
  • Stadium
  • Staff
  • Stag
  • Stage
  • Stagecoach
  • Stager
  • Stagnation
  • Stain
  • Staining
  • Stair
  • Staircase
  • Stairway
  • Stake
  • Stalemate
  • Stall
  • Stallion
  • Stamina
  • Stamp
  • Stampede
  • Stamping
  • Stance
  • Stand
  • Standard
  • Standby
  • Standing
  • Standpoint
  • Standstill
  • Staple
  • Stapling
  • Star
  • Starch
  • Stardom
  • Stare
  • Starlet
  • Starlight
  • Start
  • Starter
  • Starting
  • Starvation
  • State
  • Statement
  • Stateroom
  • Statesman
  • Statesmanship
  • Statesmen
  • Static
  • Station
  • Stationery
  • Stationmaster
  • Stator
  • Statuary
  • Statue
  • Statuette
  • Stature
  • Statute
  • Stay
  • Stead
  • Steak
  • Stealer
  • Stealing
  • Stealth
  • Steam
  • Steamboat
  • Steamer
  • Steamship
  • Steed
  • Steel
  • Steelmaker
  • Steep
  • Steeple
  • Steer
  • Stein
  • Stem
  • Stench
  • Stenography
  • Step
  • Stepchild
  • Stepmother
  • Stepson
  • Stereo
  • Stereotype
  • Sterility
  • Sterilization
  • Stern
  • Sternum
  • Steroid
  • Stethoscope
  • Stevedore
  • Stew
  • Steward
  • Stewardship
  • Stick
  • Stickler
  • Stickman
  • Stickpin
  • Stiff
  • Stiffening
  • Stigma
  • Stigmata
  • Stiletto
  • Still
  • Stimulant
  • Stimulation
  • Stimuli
  • Sting
  • Stink
  • Stint
  • Stipulation
  • Stirring
  • Stirrup
  • Stitch
  • Stock
  • Stockade
  • Stockbroker
  • Stockholder
  • Stockpiling
  • Stockroom
  • Stoicism
  • Stoker
  • Stomach
  • Stone
  • Stoneware
  • Stool
  • Stoop
  • Stop
  • Stopover
  • Stoppage
  • Stopper
  • Storage
  • Store
  • Storefront
  • Storehouse
  • Storeroom
  • Storm
  • Story
  • Storyline
  • Storyteller
  • Stove
  • Straightaway
  • Strain
  • Strait
  • Stramonium
  • Strand
  • Stranger
  • Strangulation
  • Strap
  • Strata
  • Stratagem
  • Strategy
  • Stratification
  • Stratosphere
  • Stratum
  • Straw
  • Stray
  • Streak
  • Stream
  • Streamer
  • Streamliner
  • Streamside
  • Street
  • Streetcar
  • Streetlight
  • Strength
  • Strengthening
  • Stretch
  • Stretcher
  • Stretching
  • Stride
  • Strife
  • Strike
  • Striking
  • String
  • Strip
  • Stripe
  • Striptease
  • Striving
  • Stroke
  • Stroking
  • Stroll
  • Stronghold
  • Strophe
  • Structure
  • Struggle
  • Strut
  • Strychnine
  • Stub
  • Stubble
  • Stucco
  • Stud
  • Student
  • Studio
  • Study
  • Stuff
  • Stump
  • Stumpage
  • Stupidity
  • Stupor
  • Sturgeon
  • Style
  • Styling
  • Stylist
  • Stylization
  • Styrene
  • Suability
  • Suavity
  • Sub
  • Subaltern
  • Subcommittee
  • Subcontinent
  • Subdivision
  • Subject
  • Subjectivist
  • Subjectivity
  • Subjugation
  • Sublease
  • Sublimate
  • Sublime
  • Submarine
  • Submission
  • Submitting
  • Submucosa
  • Subordinate
  • Subordinator
  • Subparagraph
  • Subrogation
  • Subroutine
  • Subscription
  • Subsection
  • Subservience
  • Subsidiary
  • Subsidy
  • Subsistence
  • Subsoil
  • Subspace
  • Substance
  • Substantiation
  • Substitute
  • Substitution
  • Substrate
  • Substratum
  • Substructure
  • Subsystem
  • Subtlety
  • Subtraction
  • Subtype
  • Suburb
  • Suburbanite
  • Suburbia
  • Subversion
  • Subway
  • Succession
  • Successor
  • Successorship
  • Succor
  • Suction
  • Sudden
  • Suey
  • Sufferer
  • Suffering
  • Sufficiency
  • Suffix
  • Suffocating
  • Suffocation
  • Suffrage
  • Sugar
  • Suggestibility
  • Suggestion
  • Suicide
  • Suit
  • Suitability
  • Suitcase
  • Suite
  • Suitor
  • Sulfide
  • Sulfur
  • Sum
  • Sumac
  • Summarization
  • Summary
  • Summation
  • Summer
  • Summertime
  • Summit
  • Summitry
  • Sun
  • Sunbonnet
  • Sunburn
  • Sundown
  • Sunlight
  • Sunrise
  • Sunset
  • Sunshield
  • Sunshine
  • Sunspot
  • Suntan
  • Superego
  • Superficiality
  • Superintendent
  • Superior
  • Superiority
  • Supermachine
  • Supermarket
  • Supernatant
  • Supernatural
  • Superposition
  • Superstition
  • Superstructure
  • Supervision
  • Supervisor
  • Supper
  • Supplement
  • Supplier
  • Supply
  • Support
  • Supporter
  • Suppression
  • Supremacy
  • Surcease
  • Surf
  • Surface
  • Surfactant
  • Surge
  • Surgeon
  • Surgery
  • Surname
  • Surprise
  • Surrealism
  • Surrender
  • Surtout
  • Surveillance
  • Survey
  • Surveyor
  • Survivability
  • Survival
  • Survivalist
  • Survivor
  • Susceptibility
  • Suspect
  • Suspense
  • Suspension
  • Suspensor
  • Suspicion
  • Sustenance
  • Suzerain
  • Suzerainty
  • Swallow
  • Swami
  • Swamp
  • Swan
  • Swao
  • Swarm
  • Swastika
  • Swath
  • Sway
  • Swearing
  • Swearinge
  • Sweat
  • Sweatband
  • Sweater
  • Sweatshirt
  • Sweep
  • Sweetheart
  • Swell
  • Swelling
  • Swerve
  • Swig
  • Swim
  • Swimsuit
  • Swine
  • Swing
  • Swipe
  • Swirl
  • Switch
  • Switchblade
  • Switchboard
  • Switchgear
  • Switching
  • Swivel
  • Swoop
  • Sword
  • Sworde
  • Syllabicity
  • Syllable
  • Symbol
  • Symbolism
  • Symmetry
  • Sympathy
  • Symphony
  • Symposium
  • Symptom
  • Synagogue
  • Synchronism
  • Synchrony
  • Syndicate
  • Syndication
  • Syndrome
  • Synergism
  • Synonym
  • Synonymy
  • Syntax
  • Synthesizine
  • Syringa
  • Syringe
  • Syrup
  • System
  • Systematization
  • Systemization
a table showing a list of nouns that start with s.

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