12-letter words starting with a

  • À bon marché — at a bargain price
  • a chromosome — any chromosome belonging to the normal set characteristic of a given species.
  • a devil of a — Devil can be used to emphasize what you think about someone or something. For example, if you say that someone is a devil of a nuisance, you mean that they are very annoying. If you say that something is a devil of a problem, you mean that it is a very difficult problem.
  • a dirty word — If you say that an expression is a dirty word in a particular group of people, you mean it refers to an idea that they strongly dislike or disagree with.
  • a dog's life — a wretched existence
  • a fair shake — If you do not get a fair shake, you are not given a reasonable opportunity to succeed or to achieve something.
  • a fat chance — very little or no chance
  • a free lunch — If you say there's no such thing as a free lunch, you are saying that most things that are worth having need to be paid for or worked for, and that you cannot expect to get things for nothing.
  • a full plate — a large and onerous amount of work
  • a good laugh — If you describe someone as a laugh or a good laugh, you like them because they are amusing and fun to be with.
  • a great many — an extremely large number (of persons or things)
  • a haute voix — aloud
  • a heavy hand — If you say that someone such as the ruler of a country treats people with a heavy hand, you are criticizing them because they are very strict and severe with them.
  • a hollow leg — the capacity to eat or drink a lot without ill effects
  • a l'ancienne — in or according to the old-fashioned manner or style.
  • a l'anglaise — in the English manner
  • à la grecque — in the Greek manner; specif., cooked in wine, olive oil, lemon juice, herbs, and spices, and usually served cold
  • a la plancha — (in Spanish cookery) grilled on a metal plate
  • a man of god — The term a man of God is sometimes used to refer to Christian priests or ministers.
  • a mug's game — a worthless activity
  • 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.
  • a posteriori — relating to or involving inductive reasoning from particular facts or effects to a general principle
  • a rough ride — If you say that someone faces a rough ride, you mean that things are going to be difficult for them because people will criticize them a lot or treat them badly.
  • a roving eye — If you say that a man has a roving eye, you are criticizing him for continually paying attention to different women.
  • a soft touch — If you say that someone is a soft touch or an easy touch, you mean that they can easily be persuaded to lend you money or to do things for you.
  • a sore point — If something is a sore point with someone, it is likely to make them angry or embarrassed if you try to discuss it.
  • a sticky end — an unpleasant death
  • a tall order — If something is a tall order, it is very difficult.
  • a thick skin — If you say that someone has a thick skin, you mean that they are able to listen to criticism about themselves without becoming offended.
  • a whale of a — an exceptionally large, fine, etc, example of a (person or thing)
  • a-line dress — a dress that gradually becomes wider from top to bottom, similar to an A in shape
  • 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.
  • a. k. erlang — Agner Krarup Erlang
  • abandon ship — If people abandon ship, they get off a ship because it is sinking.
  • abandonments — Plural form of abandonment.
  • abbreviately — In an abbreviate way.
  • abbreviating — Present participle of abbreviate.
  • 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
  • abbreviature — an abbreviation
  • abd-el-kadir — 1807?–83, Algerian leader.
  • abdominalgia — (medical) Abdominal pain.
  • abdul rahman — Tunku. 1903–90, Malaysian statesman; prime minister of Malaya (1957–63) and of Malaysia (1963–70)
  • abdul-jabbar — Kareem [kuh-reem] /kəˈrim/ (Show IPA), (Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr) born 1947, U.S. basketball player.
  • abdul-medjid — 1823-61; sultan of Turkey (1839-61)
  • abecedarians — Plural form of abecedarian.
  • abel-meholah — a city in ancient Palestine, east of the Jordan River: the home of Elisha. Judges 7:22; I Kings 4:12; 19:16.
  • aberrational — characterized by aberration
  • abietic acid — yellowish powder
  • abirritation — to make less irritable; soothe.

On this page, we collect all 12-letter words starting with letter A. It’s easy to find right word with a certain length. It is the easiest way to find 12-letter word that beginning with A to use in Scrabble or Crossword puzzles.

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