Compound Nouns List

A compound noun contains two or more words which join together to make a single noun. A compound noun is usually combined "adjective + noun" or "noun + noun" , but there are other combinations. It is important to understand compound nouns.

Compound nouns are sometimes one word, like saltwater, heartbeat, or highway. These are often referred to as closed or solid compound nouns.

Sometimes compound nouns are connected with a hyphen: brother-in-law, check-in, and well-being are some examples of hyphenated compound nouns.

Sometimes compound nouns appear as two separate words: full moon, Christmas tree, and swimming pool.

*We can not guarantee that this list does not contain all compound nouns*

Compound Nouns List