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Words starting with a

1 letter words starting with a

  • a — A is the first letter of the English alphabet.
  • a a brill — A(braham) A(rden) 1874–1948, U.S. psychoanalyst and author, born in Austria.
  • a bas — down with!
  • a battery — the power source for the filaments of electron tubes in battery-operated equipment
  • a bean — Alan L(aVern) born 1932, U.S. astronaut.

2 letter words starting with a

  • a' — Scot. all: for a' that.
  • a- — A- is added to the beginning of some adjectives in order to form adjectives that describe someone or something that does not have the feature or quality indicated by the original word.
  • a1 — in good health; physically fit
  • a2 — an advanced level of a subject taken for the General Certificate of Education, forming the second part of an A level course, after the AS level
  • a3 — a standard paper size, 297 × 420 mm

3 letter words starting with a

  • a-1 — noting a vessel regarded by a shipping-classification society as being equipped to the highest standard and with equipment maintained in first-class condition.
  • a-t — the 20th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
  • a-v — audiovisual
  • a/c — a/c is an abbreviation for air-conditioning.
  • a/f — as found

4 letter words starting with a

  • a-ok — in perfect working order; excellent
  • aarp — American Association of Retired Persons
  • aave — African-American Vernacular English
  • abac — (mathematics) A nomogram.
  • abba — Swedish pop group (1972–82): comprised Benny Andersson (born 1946), Agnetha Faltskog (born 1950), Anni-Frid Lyngstad (born 1945), and Bjorn Ulvaeus (born 1945); numerous hit singles included "Waterloo" (1974), "Dancing Queen" (1977), and "The Winner Takes It All" (1980)

5 letter words starting with a

  • a-one — noting a vessel regarded by a shipping-classification society as being equipped to the highest standard and with equipment maintained in first-class condition.
  • aalii — a bushy sapindaceous shrub, Dodonaea viscosa, of Australia, Hawaii, Africa, and tropical America, having small greenish flowers and sticky foliage
  • aalst — city in WC Belgium, near Brussels: pop. 76,000
  • aalto — Alvar (ˈalvar). 1898–1976, Finnish architect and furniture designer, noted particularly for his public and industrial buildings, in which wood is much used. He invented bent plywood furniture (1932)
  • aarau — a town in N Switzerland, capital of Aargau canton: capital of the Helvetic Republic from 1798 to 1803. Pop: 15 470 (2000)

6 letter words starting with a

  • a'asia — Australasia
  • a-axis — the horizontal crystallographic axis passing from front to back.
  • a-bomb — An A-bomb is an atomic bomb.
  • a-hole — Slang. asshole: used as a euphemism.
  • a-life — Artificial Life

7 letter words starting with a

  • a-frame — (of a house) constructed with an A-shaped elevation
  • aalborg — a city and port in Denmark, in N Jutland. Pop: 121 549 (2004 est)
  • aaronic — of or relating to Aaron, his family, or the priestly dynasty initiated by him
  • abacist — a person skilled in using an abacus.
  • abaddon — the Devil (Revelation 9:11)

8 letter words starting with a

  • a-plenty — in sufficient quantity; in generous amounts (usually used following the noun it modifies): He had troubles aplenty.
  • a-sample — the primary urine or blood sample used in doping tests in professional sports; if the A-sample tests positive, the B-sample is tested to confirm or invalidate the results
  • aalesund — a seaport in W Norway.
  • aardvark — a nocturnal mammal, Orycteropus afer, the sole member of its family (Orycteropodidae) and order (Tubulidentata). It inhabits the grasslands of Africa, has long ears and snout, and feeds on termites
  • aardwolf — a nocturnal mammal, Proteles cristatus, that inhabits the plains of southern Africa and feeds on termites and insect larvae: family Hyaenidae (hyenas), order Carnivora (carnivores)

9 letter words starting with a

  • aaronical — Aaronic.
  • abaciscus — Architecture. a small abacus.
  • abactinal — (of organisms showing radial symmetry) situated away from or opposite to the mouth; aboral
  • abandoned — An abandoned place or building is no longer used or occupied.
  • abandonee — a person to whom something is formally relinquished, esp an insurer having the right to salvage a wreck

10 letter words starting with a

  • abacterial — not caused by or characterized by the presence of bacteria
  • abalienate — (civil law, transitive) To transfer the title of from one to another; to alienate.
  • abandoning — to leave completely and finally; forsake utterly; desert: to abandon one's farm; to abandon a child; to abandon a sinking ship.
  • abaptiston — Surgery. a cone-shaped trephine designed to avoid penetration of the brain when incising the skull.
  • abba-dabba — a person or thing of little importance.

11 letter words starting with a

  • abandonedly — in an unrestrained manner
  • abandonment — The abandonment of a place, thing, or person is the act of leaving it permanently or for a long time, especially when you should not do so.
  • abandonware — computer software which is no longer sold or supported by its publisher
  • abbevillian — the period represented by Lower Palaeolithic European sites containing the earliest hand axes, dating from the Mindel glaciation
  • abbreviated — made into a shorter form

12 letter words starting with a

  • a-number-one — noting a vessel regarded by a shipping-classification society as being equipped to the highest standard and with equipment maintained in first-class condition.
  • abbreviation — An abbreviation is a short form of a word or phrase, made by leaving out some of the letters or by using only the first letter of each word.
  • abbreviatory — shortening
  • abd-el-kadir — 1807?–83, Algerian leader.
  • abdul-jabbar — Kareem [kuh-reem] /kəˈrim/ (Show IPA), (Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr) born 1947, U.S. basketball player.

13 letter words starting with a

  • a-dolls-house — a play (1879) by Henrik Ibsen.
  • aaron's-beard — rose of Sharon (def 2).
  • abbreviations — a shortened or contracted form of a word or phrase, used to represent the whole, as Dr. for Doctor, U.S. for United States, lb. for pound.
  • aberdeenshire — a council area and historical county of N Scotland, on the North Sea: became part of Grampian Region in 1975 but reinstated as an independent unitary authority (with adjusted borders) in 1996: rises to the Grampian and Cairngorm Mountains in the SW: chiefly agricultural (esp sheep and stock raising). Administrative centre: Aberdeen. Pop: 229 330 (2003 est). Area 6319 sq km (2439 sq miles)
  • abnormalities — an abnormal condition, state, or quality; irregularity; deviation.

14 letter words starting with a

  • abdominoplasty — the surgical removal of excess skin and fat from the abdomen
  • above-the-line — denoting entries printed above the horizontal line on a company's profit-and-loss account separating the entries that show how the profit (or loss) was made from the entries showing how the profit is to be distributed
  • abovementioned — mentioned or written above: The role was sung by the abovementioned Mr. Phillips.
  • absentmindedly — so lost in thought that one does not realize what one is doing, what is happening, etc.; preoccupied to the extent of being unaware of one's immediate surroundings.
  • absorbefacient — a medicine or other agent that promotes absorption

15 letter words starting with a

  • absent-mindedly — so lost in thought that one does not realize what one is doing, what is happening, etc.; preoccupied to the extent of being unaware of one's immediate surroundings.
  • acanthocephalan — any of the parasitic wormlike invertebrates of the phylum Acanthocephala, the adults of which have a spiny proboscis and live in the intestines of vertebrates
  • accelerationist — a person, especially an economist, who advocates or promotes the acceleration principle.
  • accessorization — to fit or equip with accessories: to accessorize a car with special seat covers.

16 letter words starting with a

  • abdominocentesis — (surgery) Extraction of peritoneal fluid from the abdomen for evaluation, using a trocar.
  • acanthopterygian — of, relating to, or belonging to the Acanthopterygii, a large group of teleost fishes having spiny fin rays. The group includes most saltwater bony fishes

18 letter words starting with a

  • abortion-on-demand — the right of a woman to have an abortion during the first six months of a pregnancy.

20 letter words starting with a

  • abetalipoproteinemia — a rare inherited disorder of fat metabolism due to an inability to synthesize certain apolipoproteins necessary for the transport of triglycerides, leading to diarrhea, steatorrhea, and failure to thrive.