5-letter Words that Start with A

101 terms by bethparker

Create a new folder

Advertisement Upgrade to remove ads

Here is a list of 5-letter words that start with 'A.' This is useful for any word game, but especially Keyword because you have to get at least one 5-letter or longer word in each level to reach the bonus round. NOTE: This list is still under construction. I am adding to it as I can in between getting the house ready for company.

aahed

exclaimed in pleasure, satisfaction, surprise, or great joy

aalii

a bushy shrub of Australia, Hawaii, Africa, and tropical America, having sticky foliage

aargh

a word used to express frustration

abaca

a Philippine plant

abaci

plural of abacus

aback

toward the back, by surprise

abaft

to the rear of, aft of, toward the stern

abaka

alternate spelling for abaca

abamp

abampere, a term used in measuring electricity

abase

to reduce or lower, as in rank, office or reputation

abash

to destroy the self-confidence, poise, or self-possession of

abate

to reduce in amount, degree, intensity, etc.

abbas

bishops and patriarchs in some Christian churches of Egypt, Syria and Ethiopia

abbes

members of the secular clergy

abbey

a monastery under the supervision of an abbot or a convent under the supervision of an abbess

abbot

a man who is the head or superior, usually elected, of a monastery

abeam

directly abreast the middle of a ship's side

abele

a white poplar tree

abets

urges, encourages or helps

abhor

detest utterly; loathe; abominate

abide

to remain; continue; stay

abler

more able

ables

enables

abmho

a unit of electrical measurement

abode

a place in which a person resides

abohm

a unit of measurement in electricity

aboil

boiling, in a state of excited activity

aboma

a large South American serpent

aboon

above

abort

to terminate prematurely

about

nearly, almost, near, relating to

above

over or higher than

abris

shelters made by digging out a cavity on a hillside

abuse

to use wrongly or improperly, misuse

abuts

is adjacent to, borders

abuzz

filled with or as if with a buzzing sound

abyes

makes amends for

abysm

abyss

abyss

an immeasurably deep chasm, depth or void

acari

mites of the genus Acarus

acerb

sour or bitter tasting, acid

aceta

vinegars or solutions of aromatic ingredients in a mixture of acetic acid

ached

hurt

aches

hurts

achoo

sound made by a sneeze

acids

a substance that is characterized by a sour taste, the ability to turn blue litmus red, and the ability to react with bases and certain metals to form salts

acidy

having the characteristics of an acid

acing

performing with distinction, getting an A

acini

the small saclike dilations composing a compound gland

ackee

a tropical western African evergreen tree

acmes

high points of achievement or development

acmic

relating to an acme

acned

marked by the eruption of pimples or pustules

acnes

breaks out with pimples or pustules

acock

in a cocked position

acold

cold

acorn

the nut of an oak tree

acred

having acreage

acres

measurements of land

acrid

unpleasantly sharp, pungent, or bitter to the taste or smell

acted

pretended, played a role

actin

a protein found in muscle

actor

a person who plays a role in a theatrical presentation

acute

extremely sharp or severe, intense

acyls

a radical derived from an organic acid by removal of the hydroxyl from all acid groups

adage

a saying expression a common experience or observation in metaphorical form

adapt

to make suitable, to adjust to conditions

addax

a large light-colored antelope of North Africa, Arabia, and Syria

added

joined, annexed, combined, performed addition

adder

the common viper of Europe

addle

to confuse

adeem

to revoke or satisfy

adept

highly skilled

adieu

used to express farewell (French)

adios

used to express farewell (Spanish)

adits

nearly horizontal openings by which a mine is entered, drained, or ventilated

adman

someone who writes, sells or places advertisements

admen

people who write, sell or place advertisements

admit

to accept something as true, to allow entrance or access

admix

mingle, mix, blend, often followed by 'with'

adobe

a brick of sun-dried earth and straw, a house or other structure made of such bricks

adobo

a Philippine dish of fish or meat usually marinated in a sauce containing vinegar and garlic, browned in fat, and simmered in the marinade

adopt

to take up or accept, to voluntarily take an unrelated child as one's own

adore

to worship with profound reverence, to be extremely fond of

adorn

to decorate with external ornamentation

adown

down

adoze

dozing, napping

adult

fully mature, grown up

adust

dried up with heat

adyta

the innermost sanctuaries or shrines in ancient temples

adzes

cutting tools that have a thin arched blade sharpened on the concave side and set at right angles to the handle

aecia

the fruiting bodies of rust fungi

aedes

a variety of mosquitoes

aegis

a shield or breastplate emblematic of majesty that was originally associated chiefly with the god Zeus

aeons

immeasurably or indefinitely long periods of time

aerie

the nest of a bird (as an eagle or hawk) on a cliff or a mountaintop

afars

great distances

affix

to attach

afire

on fire

afoot

on foot

afore

before

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions above and try again

Example:

Reload the page to try again!

Reload

Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

NEW! Voice Recording

Create Set