Words that Start with F

Words that Start with FA

Words that Start with FE

Words that Start with FI

Words that Start with FJ

Words that Start with FL

Words that Start with FO

Words that Start with FR

Words that Start with FU

Words that Start with FY

Words that Start with F



Verbs that begin with F

  • Linking verbs – feel
    • Feel – to be aware of. It originates from Old English and Middle English; first used before the 12th century. It is pronounced as \ˈfēl\.
      • I feel horrible about losing your money.  


  • Action verbs – fasten, frown
    • Fasten – to attach or join two items. It originates from Middle English fastnen, from Old English fæstnian to make fast. It was first used in the 12th century. It is pronounced \ˈfa-sən\.
      • If you fasten the handle to the pan, it will be easier to use.
    • Frown – to pull one’s eyebrows together in thought or irritation. It originates from Middle English frounen, from Middle French frogner to snort, frown, of Celtic origin; first used in the 14th century. It is pronounced \ˈfrau̇n\.
      • When I’m thinking hard, I always frown, so I look upset instead.


Nouns that begin with F

  • Objects – flare, funnel
    • Flare – a bright light used as an alarm or warning. The word’s origin is unknown; it was first used in 1580. It is pronounced \ˈfler\.
      • There were flares on the roadway to alert drivers of an accident.
    • Funnel – a hollow cone with a narrow spout. The word was first used in the 15th century. It is pronounced \ˈfə-nəl\.
      • It’s a lot easier to fill the salt and pepper shakers with a funnel.


Adverbs that begin with F

  • fearlessly, frostily
    • Fearlessly – to do something without fear. The root is fear (Middle English feren) with two suffixes –less (without) and –ly. It was first used around 1530. It is pronounced as \ˈfir-ləs-lē\.
      • Little boys always dive fearlessly into new adventures.
    • Frostily – to do so in a cold or unfriendly manner. The word was first used around the 12th century. It is pronounced as \ˈfrȯ-sti-lē\.
      • She spoke so frostily to the people around her that they walked away.


Conjunctions that begin with F

  • for
    • For – to indicate purpose; an indicated goal. The word was first used around the 12th century. It is pronounced \fär\.
      • I wanted to study extra hard, for I was close to getting on the Dean’s list.


Prepositions that begin with F

  • following, from
    • Following – immediately after. The word was first used around 1926. It is pronounced as \ˈfä-lə-wiŋ\.
      • We will have a special dinner following the ceremony.
    • From – used to indicate the starting point or point of which something came out. The word originates from Middle English and Old English; first used in the 12th century. It is pronounced as \ˈfrəm, ˈfräm\.
      • We came from England to see Niagara Falls.


The letter F is another popularly used letter of the alphabet. It may be found at the beginning, in the middle, and at the end of many commonly used words.


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