Words That Start With Na: Expand Your Vocabulary with These Interesting Terms

In this article, you’ll discover a variety of words that start with “na,” enhancing your vocabulary and giving you new ways to express yourself.

  1. Naan- A type of round, flatbread native to South Asia.
  2. Nab- To capture or seize suddenly.
  3. Nabob- A person of great wealth or importance, particularly in British India.
  4. Nachos- A Mexican dish of tortilla chips topped with melted cheese and often additional savory toppings.
  5. Nacre- The iridescent substance forming the lining of mollusk shells, including pearl oysters.
  6. Nadir- The lowest point or extreme state of adversity.
  7. Naive- Lacking experience, wisdom, or judgment.
  8. Naiad- A water nymph in Greek mythology.
  9. Nail- A small metal spike with a broadened flat head, driven into wood to join things together or to serve as a hook.
  10. Naive- Showing unaffected simplicity of nature or absence of artificiality; ingenuous.
  11. Naked- Not covered by any clothes; nude.
  12. Name- A word or set of words by which a person or thing is known, addressed, or referred to.
  13. Namely- Specifically; that is to say.
  14. Nanny- A woman employed to care for a child in its own home.
  15. Nanobot- A very small robot at the scale of a nanometer.
  16. Nap- A short sleep, especially during the day.
  17. Nape- The back of the neck.
  18. Napery- Table linen, especially tablecloths and napkins.
  19. Naphtha- A flammable oil derived from distilling petroleum or coal tar and used as a solvent.
  20. Napkin- A cloth or paper used at the table for wiping the mouth and fingers while eating.
  21. Napless- Lacking a nap or pile; fabric that is smooth and not fuzzy.
  22. Napper- One who takes naps.
  23. Narc- Informal term for a narcotics officer or a spy informing on drug users and dealers.
  24. Narcissism- Excessive interest in oneself and one’s physical appearance.
  25. Narcotic- A drug or substance affecting mood or behavior and sold for nonmedical purposes, especially an illegal one.
  26. Narrate- To give a spoken or written account of something.
  27. Narration- The action or process of narrating a story.
  28. Narrative- A spoken or written account of connected events; a story.
  29. Narrow- Having little width in relation to length; not broad
  30. Nary- Not one; used (chiefly in dialect and informal use) to emphasize the absence of something.
  31. Nasal- Relating to the nose.
  32. Nascent- Just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential.
  33. Nasty- Highly unpleasant, especially to the senses; physically nauseating.
  34. Natal- Relating to the place or time of one’s birth.
  35. Nation- A large body of people united by common descent, history, culture, or language, inhabiting a particular country or territory.
  36. National- Relating to or characteristic of a nation; common to a whole nation.
  37. Native- Associated with the country, region, or circumstances of a person’s birth.
  38. Natrium- The Latin name for sodium, used in some languages and the periodic table.
  39. Natural- Existing in or caused by nature; not made or caused by humankind.
  40. Nature- The phenomena of the physical world collectively, including plants, animals, the landscape, and other features and products of the earth, as opposed to humans or human creations.
  41. Naught- Nothing.
  42. Naughty- (especially of children) badly behaved; disobedient.
  43. Nausea- A feeling of sickness with an inclination to vomit.
  44. Nautical- Relating to sailors, ships, or navigation.
  45. Naval- Relating to a navy or navies.
  46. Nave- The central part of a church building, intended to accommodate most of the congregation.
  47. Navvy- A laborer employed in the excavation and construction of a road, railway, or canal.
  48. Navigate- Plan and direct the route or course of a ship, aircraft, or other form of transportation, especially by using instruments or maps.
  49. Navigation- The process or activity of accurately ascertaining one’s position and planning and following a route.
  50. Navigator- A person who navigates a ship, aircraft, etc.
  51. Navy- The branch of a nation’s armed services that conducts military operations at sea.
  52. Naysayer- A person who criticizes, objects to, or opposes something.
  53. Nazi- A member of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party.
  54. Neap- (of a tide) taking place at the first and third quarters of the moon when there is the least difference between high and low water.
  55. Near- At or to a short distance away; nearby.
  56. Nearly- Very close to; almost.
  57. Neat- Arranged in an orderly, tidy way; (of liquor) undiluted or unmixed.
  58. Nebula- A cloud of gas and dust in outer space, visible in the night sky either as an indistinct bright patch or as a dark silhouette against other luminous matter.
  59. Necessary- Required to be done, achieved, or present; needed; essential.
  60. Necessitate- Make necessary as a result or consequence.
  61. Neck- The part of a person’s or animal’s body connecting the head to the rest of the body.
  62. Necklace- An ornamental chain or string of beads, jewels, or links worn around the neck.
  63. Nectar- The sugary fluid secreted by plants, especially within flowers to encourage pollination by insects and other animals.
  64. Nectarine- A smooth-skinned peach of a kind that matures in warm climates.
  65. Nee- Born (used in giving a married woman’s maiden name).
  66. Need- Require (something) because it is essential or very important.
  67. Needle- A very fine slender piece of metal with a point at one end and a hole or eye for thread at the other, used in sewing.
  68. Needy- (of a person) lacking the necessities of life; very poor.
  69. Negative- Consisting in or characterized by the absence rather than the presence of distinguishing features.
  70. Neglect- Fail to care for properly.
  71. Negligee- A woman’s light dressing gown, typically made from a soft, flowing fabric.
  72. Negligent- Failing to take proper care in doing something.
  73. Negotiate- Try to reach an agreement or compromise by discussion with others.
  74. Negro- A member of a dark-skinned group of peoples originally native to Africa south of the Sahara.
  75. Nemesis- The inescapable agent of someone’s or something’s downfall.
  76. Neon- A chemical element with the symbol Ne and atomic number 10, an inert gaseous element of the noble gas group.
  77. Nephew- A son of one’s brother or sister, or of one’s brother-in-law or sister-in-law.
  78. Nervous- Easily agitated or alarmed; tending to be anxious; highly strung.
  79. Nest- A structure or place made or chosen by a bird for laying eggs and sheltering its young.
  80. Net- An openwork fabric made of threads or cords that are woven or knotted together at regular intervals.
  81. Nettle- A herbaceous plant that has jagged leaves covered with stinging hairs.
  82. Network- A group or system of interconnected people or things.
  83. Neural- Relating to a nerve or the nervous system.
  84. Neurotic- Suffering from, caused by, or relating to neurosis.
  85. Neutral- Not helping or supporting either side in a conflict or disagreement.
  86. Neutron- A subatomic particle about the same mass as a proton but without an electric charge.
  87. Never- At no time in the past or future; on no occasion; not ever.
  88. Nevertheless- In spite of that; notwithstanding; all the same.
  89. New- Not existing before; made, introduced, or discovered recently or now for the first time.
  90. Newly- Recently; lately.
  91. News- Newly received or noteworthy information, especially about recent events.
  92. Next- (of a time or season) coming immediately after the time of writing or speaking.
  93. Nexus- A connection or series of connections linking two or more things.
  94. Nibble- Take small bites out of.
  95. Nice- Pleasant; agreeable; satisfactory.
  96. Niche- A comfortable or suitable position in life or employment.
  97. Nick- Make a small cut in.
  98. Nickname- A familiar or humorous name given to a person or thing instead of or as well as the real name.
  99. Nicotine- A toxic colorless or yellowish oily liquid that is the chief active constituent of tobacco.
  100. Nifty- Particularly good, skillful, or effective.

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