5 Letter Words Starting With N For Noble Notes!

Embarking on a linguistic adventure, we delve into the realm of 5-letter words commencing with the letter ‘N.’ Imagine language as a puzzle and each word as a unique piece waiting to be explored. 

From “noble” to “nifty” and “nurturing” to “nascent,” these words are like tiny treasures waiting to be uncovered.

So, let’s embark on this captivating voyage through the world of 5-letter words starting with ‘N.’ 

From playful activities to expanding your vocabulary to the sheer joy of exploring the richness of language, we’ve crafted an engaging and educational experience that will leave you marveling at the beauty of words, one letter at a time.

List Of 5-Letter Words Starting With N

NAAFINavy, Army and Air Force Institutes (British canteen)
naansA type of leavened bread in South Asian cuisine
NAATINational Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (Australia)
nabalFoolish or senseless person
nabisPlural of “nabi,” a Hebrew word for prophet
nablaA mathematical symbol (∇) representing the gradient operator
nabobA person of great wealth or prominence, especially in the 18th century
NacbaThe Arabic term for the “catastrophe” referring to the Palestinian exodus in 1948
nacheA variant of “nacho,” a Mexican dish with tortilla chips and melted cheese
nachoA Mexican dish typically consisting of tortilla chips topped with cheese and often other toppings
nacreA smooth, iridescent coating on the inside of some mollusk shells, used for making jewelry
nadirThe lowest point or the point on the celestial sphere directly below an observer
NADPHNicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (a coenzyme involved in cellular metabolism)
naeviPlural of “naevus,” a medical term for a mole or birthmark
NAFDINational Association of Film Distributors of India
naffsA British slang term meaning tacky, uncool, or unfashionable
NAFLDNon-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
NAFTANorth American Free Trade Agreement
nagarA city or town in India
nagasPlural of “naga,” a member of a group of indigenous people in northeastern India and northwestern Myanmar
naggyAn informal term meaning complaining or nagging
NagisA Filipino surname
nahalA Hebrew word for a wadi or seasonal stream in Israel and adjacent regions
NahuaA group of indigenous peoples of Mexico and Central America
nahumA book of the Bible in the Old Testament, or a Hebrew name meaning “comforter”
naiadIn Greek mythology, a type of water nymph associated with freshwater bodies
naifsPlural of “naif,” meaning a naive or inexperienced person
NaijaA colloquial term for Nigeria
naiksPlural of “naik,” a rank in the Indian Army and other South Asian military forces
nailsPlural of “nail,” a thin pointed metal pin used to fasten things together
nailyResembling or covered in nails, or having many nails
NaimsA surname
NAIONNon-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (a medical condition affecting the optic nerve)
nairaThe currency of Nigeria
NairnA town in Scotland
NairsA community in Kerala, India
nairuThe non-accelerating inflation rate of unemployment
naiveLacking experience or sophistication, innocent
NajafA city in Iraq, a significant religious center for Shia Muslims
najasAn Arabic term referring to things that are ritually impure in Islam
NakbaThe Arabic term for the “catastrophe” referring to the Palestinian exodus in 1948
nakedNot wearing any clothing, exposed
nakfaThe currency of Eritrea
nalasPlural of “nala,” an Indian term for a drainage ditch or canal
NalcaA genus of plants in the family Oxalidaceae
namedPast tense of “name,” meaning to give a name to something or someone
namerA person or thing that names or gives names
namesPlural of “name,” the word or phrase that identifies someone or something
NammuIn Sumerian mythology, the goddess of the primeval sea and the mother of the gods
NamurA city in Belgium
namusThe honor or reputation of a person, especially in a traditional society
nanasPlural of “nana,” an informal term for grandmother
nanceAn old-fashioned term for effeminate or homosexual men
nancyA nickname for someone named Nancy
NandiA Hindu god, the vehicle (vahana) of Lord Shiva, depicted as a bull
nanduA large, flightless bird found in South America
naneaA Hawaiian word meaning “to relax” or “to rest”
nannaAn informal term for grandmother
nannyA person employed to take care of children
NaOClThe chemical formula for sodium hypochlorite, a common household bleach
NaomiA female given name
napedPast tense of “nap,” meaning to sleep briefly or lightly during the day
napesPlural of “nape,” the back of the neck
nappaA type of soft, often full-grain leather used in luxury goods
nappeA type of tablecloth that covers the entire surface of the table
nappyInformal term for a diaper or having a frizzy, curly texture (referring to hair)
NaqbaAn Arabic term for the “catastrophe” referring to the Palestinian exodus in 1948
narcoInformal term for a drug dealer or someone involved in the drug trade
narcsInformal term for narcotics officers or law enforcement officers working on drug-related cases
nardsPlural of “nard,” a fragrant ointment used in ancient times
naresThe nostrils or nasal passages
NarewA river in Poland
naricPertaining to or located in the nostrils
narisPlural of “naris,” referring to the nostrils
narksInformal term for a police informer or someone who reports illegal activities
narkyAn informal term meaning irritable or bad-tempered
NarvaA river in Russia and Estonia
NarviA figure in Norse mythology, a dwarf who forged the chain Gleipnir
nasalRelating to or resembling the nose, or a type of speech sound produced through the nose
NASBAThe acronym for Nucleic Acid Sequence-Based Amplification, a molecular biology technique
nashiA type of Asian pear
NaskhA script style used in Arabic calligraphy
NasosA surname
nastyInformal term meaning highly unpleasant or offensive
nasusThe elongated, flexible proboscis of some insects, especially mosquitoes
natalRelating to birth or the time of one’s birth
natchInformal term meaning zero, nothing, or none
natesThe buttocks
natisPlural of “natis,” a medical term for the buttocks
nattyStylish and neat in appearance, often with an emphasis on traditional or vintage fashion
NauruA small island country in the Pacific Ocean
navalRelating to a navy or naval forces
navelThe small, central scar on the abdomen, marking the spot where the umbilical cord was attached in the womb
navesPlural of “nave,” the central part of a church building
NAVMCAbbreviation for “Naval Marine Corps”
navvyA laborer, especially one who works on construction projects
nawabA title of honor, often used for a Muslim ruler or nobleman in India
NawarA surname
NaxosA Greek island in the Aegean Sea
NayakA title or term used for a leader or ruler in India
nayedPast tense of “nay,” meaning to deny or reject something
NazcaA pre-Columbian culture of ancient Peru known for its geoglyphs and lines
nazesPlural of “naz,” a former Indian coin
nazirA supervisor or administrator in a Muslim community
nazisReferring to the members or ideology of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, a far-right political group
NBAerInformal term referring to a professional basketball player
NCADDAbbreviation for the “National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence”
NCLDVAbbreviation for “Nucleo-Cytoplasmic Large DNA Viruses,” a group of viruses with large DNA genomes
NdalaA surname
NdaliA town in Uganda
NdariA surname
NDPerInformal term referring to a member or supporter of the New Democratic Party (NDP) in Canada
neapsThe lowest tides occurring at the first and third quarters of the moon
nearsThird person singular of “near,” meaning to come close or be close in distance
neathA town in Wales
neatoInformal term meaning excellent, cool, or impressive
neatsPlural of “neat,” meaning cattle, especially cattle of the Bos genus
nebbyInformal term used in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, meaning nosy or inquisitive
NECCOA former brand of candy, particularly known for its candy wafers
NecheA city in North Dakota
necksPlural of “neck,” the part of the body connecting the head and torso
necroInformal abbreviation for “necrophilia,” a sexual attraction to corpses
neddyA colloquial term for a donkey or a horse
needsThird person singular of “need,” meaning to require or lack something
needyLacking the necessities of life, often used to describe someone who requires assistance or charity
NeelsA surname
neemsPlural of “neem,” a tree native to the Indian subcontinent, known for its medicinal properties
neepsPlural of “neep,” a Scottish term for a turnip or rutabaga
NeersA surname
NEETsAbbreviation for “Not in Education, Employment, or Training,” referring to young people who are not engaged in these activities
NegebAn arid region in southern Israel and neighboring areas
NegevThe southern desert region of Israel
negroAn outdated and offensive term for a person of African descent
negusA hot beverage made from wine, water, sugar, and spices, often with a lemon slice
negusA hot beverage made from wine, water, sugar, and spices, often with a lemon slice
NehraA surname
neifsPlural of “neif,” an obsolete term referring to a serf or bondsman
neighThe characteristic sound made by a horse
neistA Scottish term meaning nearest or closest
NELGsAbbreviation, meaning not specified
nellyA colloquial term for a silly or effeminate man
NemanA river in Eastern Europe
nemasPlural of “nema,” a type of roundworm
nemnsNo widely recognized meaning
nemptAn obsolete term meaning took or seized
nenesPlural of “nene,” a Hawaiian goose
NEngEAbbreviation, meaning not specified
neonsPlural of “neon,” a chemical element with the symbol Ne
NepalA country in South Asia
neperA unit used to express ratios, often in the context of logarithms
NephiA figure in the Book of Mormon, a religious text in Mormonism
nepitAn obsolete term meaning a game similar to skittles, played with a ball and pins
nerdoA colloquial term for a person who is socially inept and interested in intellectual or obscure topics
nerdsPlural of “nerd,” referring to people who are highly intellectual but socially awkward or obsessed with niche interests
nerdyAdjective form of “nerd,” describing someone who is intellectually focused but socially awkward
nerkaA species of salmon found in North America
nerolA fragrant alcohol found in various essential oils, often used in perfumes
nertsAn exclamation of frustration or annoyance
nerveThe bundle of fibers that transmit signals between the brain and other parts of the body
nervyShowing courage or determination in the face of difficulty
NESOIAbbreviation for “Not Elsewhere Specified or Indicated,” often used in legal contexts
nestsPlural of “nest,” a structure built by birds to lay eggs and raise their young
netesPlural of “nete,” a Scottish term for a weaver’s reed
NethsAbbreviation, meaning not specified
nettaA genus of ducks in the family Anatidae
nettsPlural of “nett,” an archaic term for a neat or tidy person
nettyNo widely recognized meaning
neuksPlural of “neuk,” a Scottish term for a corner or nook
neumeA symbol used in Western musical notation, indicating melodic direction
neumsPlural of “neume,” symbols used in Western musical notation
neuroShort for “neurology,” the branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the nervous system
neverAt no time; not ever
nevesPlural of “neve,” a Scottish term for a snowy surface
NevisAn island in the Caribbean Sea, part of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis
nevusA congenital skin blemish, often referred to as a mole
NewahReferring to the Newar people of Nepal
NewarAn indigenous ethnic group in Nepal
NewbyA surname
newerComparative form of “new,” meaning more recent or recently made
NewfsAbbreviation for Newfoundland dogs, a large breed of working dog
newlyIn a new or recent manner
NewryA city in Northern Ireland
newsyInclined to seek or enjoy news and information
newtsSmall, aquatic salamanders
NexitA term referring to a hypothetical Netherlands exit from the European Union (similar to “Brexit”)
nextsPlural of “next,” referring to the following or adjacent item or time
nexumAn ancient Roman contract for the transfer of ownership of a person
nexusA connection or series of connections linking two or more things
NFLerA term referring to a player or participant in the National Football League
ngaioA type of evergreen tree native to New Zealand
ngakaA traditional healer or medicine man in some African cultures
NgalaA group of indigenous Australian people
NgansPlural of “Ngan,” referring to the Ngan people of Myanmar
ngatiA Māori term referring to a social group, tribe, or people
NGEOsAbbreviation, meaning not specified
NginxA web server software often used as a reverse proxy
ngomaA type of African drum or traditional dance
ngoniA musical instrument, a type of West African stringed lute
NguniA group of Bantu-speaking ethnic groups in southern Africa
ngweeThe currency of Zambia
NhansPlural of “Nhan,” a Vietnamese surname
NHLerA term referring to a player or participant in the National Hockey League
NHTSAAbbreviation for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NIAIDAbbreviation for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
nicadA type of rechargeable battery, a nickel-cadmium battery
NICAMAbbreviation for “Near Instantaneous Companded Audio Multiplex”
NicasPlural of “Nica,” referring to a person from Nicaragua
nicedPast tense of “nice,” meaning to be pleasant or agreeable
nicesPlural of “nice,” meaning pleasant or agreeable
nicheA specialized segment of the market for a particular kind of product or service
nichtA Scottish word meaning night
nicksPlural of “nick,” a small cut or indentation in a surface
nickyA diminutive form of the name Nicholas
nicolA mineral, also known as niccolite, containing nickel and arsenic
NICUsAbbreviation for Neonatal Intensive Care Units
NidasPlural of “Nida,” a Lithuanian given name
nidesPlural of “nide,” an obsolete term referring to a nest of pheasants
NidriA town on the Greek island of Lefkada
nidusA central point or focus of a disease or condition
nieceA daughter of one’s brother or sister
niefsPlural of “nief,” an obsolete term referring to a fist or grasp
nifesPlural of “nife,” a Scottish word meaning a fist or grasp
niffsPlural of “niff,” a British slang term for an unpleasant smell
niftyStylish, smart, or attractive
NigelA given name
NigesPlural of “Nige,” a diminutive form of the name Nigel
niggaA slang term, often considered offensive, referring to a Black person

Some Other Words Starting With N


Interesting Activities For Kids With 5-Letter Words Starting With N

Exploring the world of words with young learners can be an exciting adventure, especially when you dive into the realm of 5-letter words that begin with the letter ‘N.’

To make the learning process both enjoyable and educational, we have created a set of interactive activities tailored to these words:

Name Game

Get ready for the “Word Challenge” game! This is a fantastic way to introduce kids to new 5-letter words that start with ‘N.’

In this game, take turns asking questions or providing clues related to words that begin with ‘N.’ Encourage your child to participate and respond with the correct answers.

Q: Which flying insect is known for its ability to produce light?
Ans: Neon (firefly)

Q: What is the term for the phenomenon where rain falls while the sun is shining?
Ans: Nacre (sunshower)

Q: What is the opposite of south?
Ans: North

Q: What’s the word for a person who explores unknown regions?
Ans: Nomad

Q: What’s the term for a sudden and brief change in the wind’s direction?
Ans: Nudge

Match the Words with Meanings

Create flashcards featuring vibrant pictures on one side and 5-letter words starting with ‘N’ on the other side. Words like “night,” “noise,” “noble,” “nudge,” and “nurse” work well.

Teach your child how to read these cards and guide them in matching the pictures with the corresponding words. This activity reinforces word associations and improves visual recognition.

Fill in the Blanks

Spark your child’s imagination with “Fill in the Blanks.” Provide sentences with missing 5-letter words starting with ‘N.’ This activity not only introduces them to new words but also enhances their understanding of word usage. Here are some examples:

“The sky is dark, and the stars come out at ____.” (Answer: Night)

“A loud ____ woke me up from my sleep.” (Answer: Noise)

“A person with high moral qualities is often described as ____.” (Answer: Noble)

“When you gently push someone to get their attention, you ____ them.” (Answer: Nudge)

“The person who takes care of patients in a hospital is called a ____.” (Answer: Nurse)

Create a Story

Encourage your child to craft a short story using as many 5-letter words starting with ‘N’ as possible.

This activity boosts their storytelling skills and vocabulary. You can also join in, taking turns to add to the story and making it a collaborative and enjoyable exercise.

Word Search Puzzle

Design a word search puzzle filled with 5-letter words that start with ‘N.’ Hand it to your child and watch their enthusiasm as they search for and circle the hidden words. This not only reinforces their vocabulary but also enhances their problem-solving abilities.

With these engaging activities, your young wordsmiths can embark on a captivating linguistic journey filled with fascinating 5-letter words starting with ‘N.’ Learning becomes an exciting adventure, and these newly discovered words will soon become a part of their everyday conversations.

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