12. airfield 664. someone 555. playboy 890. upstage 813. toolbox 997. widespread 28. also 249. fatherland 378. horseback 281. footrest 631. sidekick 243. eyecatching 791. telltale 510. noisemaker Also called composition, it is from the Latin for "put together". 292. forehand 186. counterattack 146. candid 213. daylight 587. redcoat 618. shipyard 688. stagehand 617. shipwreck 503. newsprint In morphology, a compound word is made up of two or more words that express a single idea and function as a single word. 408. intake 10. aircraft What Is Compounding in the English Language? 151. cardsharp Compounds can be written either as one word or as separate words (sometimes hyphenated). 502. newspaper 612. sharpshooter 817. township The English language, like many others, uses compounds frequently. 306. friendship 420. jellyfish 260. firehouse 727. superhero 501. newsmen 456. leapfrog 836. undercover 847. underfoot 208. daisywheel 823. turnkey 829. underact 269. fishmonger 140. buttermilk daylight, dead weight, downfall, downstairs, E 635. sisterhood 725. superfine 68. backslide 24. airtime 64. backpack 767. taleteller 431. jumpshot inasmuch, income, indoors, inland, inlet, input, inside, instep, into, itself, L 967. waterside 869. uphill 558. playmate 888. upshot The most common types of compound words in English are compound nouns (e.g., cheeseburger), compound adjectives ("red-hot temper"), and compound verbs ("waterproof the deck"). 375. honeysuckle 958. waterfront 327. gumball 85. basketball 401. inkwell 492. nevermore 578. rattletrap 169. centercut 747. tablecloth 714. sunflower 904. uptight 681. spacesuit 704. storerooms 607. seashore 119. bookbinder 514. nowhere 594. salesclerk 411. jackpot 661. somehow 610. shadyside 608. setback 379. horsefly Compounding, composition or nominal composition is the process of word formationthat creates compound lexemes. 737. supersensitive 370. hometown 461. lifeline afterthought, airplane, another, anybody, anyhow, anyone, anything, anywhere, armchair, B 156. cargo 567. raincheck 629. sideburns 641. skyscraper 482. moonscape 634. silversmith 232. eardrum 724. superego 441. keyword 806. timekeeper 414. jailbait 776. taskmaster 3. afterburner 115. boardwalk 860. upbeat 530. passkey 6. afterlife 320. grandnieces 763. takeout Still haven't found what you're looking for. 833. underbid 950. watchman 816. touchdown 415. jailbird 759. tailspin 224. downbeat 36. anytime 683. spearmint 556. playground 957. waterfowl 533. passport 989. wheelbarrow 345. heirloom 577. rattlesnake 132. brainchild 200. crossbow 199. crewcut 619. shoelace 207. dairymaid 663. someone 426. jigsaw 866. upgrade 450. lawmaker 46. backache 916. walkways 406. inset 274. foothill 77. backstroke 802. thunderbird 335. handgun 105. blackmail 788. teaspoon 554. playback 366. highland 299. forestland 985. weekend 910. upward 970. waterway 959. waterline 891. upstairs 130. bootstrap 624. shotgun 938. washout 387. housekeeper 342. headline 976. waybill 215. deadend 579. rattletrap That is, in familiar terms, compounding occurs when two or more words or signs are joined to make a longer word or sign, often however written in separate parts in English but not most other languages, e.g. 209. daybed 365. highchair 120. bookcase, 121. bookend 674. somewhat 973. wavelength 168. caveman 868. upheld fatherland, fingerprint, firearm, fire-engine, firefly, fireman, fireplace, firework, first-rate, floppy disk, football, footlights, footman, footnote, footprint, footstep, friendship, G 250. fatherless 512. notebook 937. washcloth 136. buttercup The first type are compound words which are classified by their form. 885. uproar 392. ideal 454. layout manhandle, manhole, meeting room, moonlight, myself, N 171. cheesecake 588. reddish 960. waterlog 952. watchword 273. football 89. become 696. steamboat 779. taxpayer 343. headquarters 338. headache 222. dogwood 585. rearward 862. upcoming Passover 858. underlayer underclothing, undercooked, undergo, undergrowth, undermined, undersigned, undersized, understatement, undertake, undertaker, undervalued, undo, update, upkeep, uplift, upon, upright, upstairs, uptake, uptight, W 525. pacemaker 66. backside 951. watchtower 321. grandparent 87. became 603. schoolbus 982. weatherman 573. rainwater 560. ponytail 480. moonbeam 878. uppercase 324. granduncle 438. keystone 433. keyboard 881. uppermost 309. glassmaking 947. watchcase 49. backbone 580. rawboned 911. upwind 139. butterflies 436. keypad 334. handcuff 662. somehow 463. lifesaver 684. speedboat 918. walleyed 449. lawgiver 404. inpatient 644. slumlord 341. headlight 856. underhand 393. inchworm 986. weeknight 667. something Here is most common compound words list; 1. aboveboard 2. afterbirth 3. afterburner 4. afterglow 5. afterimage 6. afterlife 7. aftermath 8. afternoon 9. airbrush 10. aircraft 11. aircraft 12. airfield 13. 32. anymore The rules for spelling compound words are not consistent. 51. backdrop 311. goodnight 516. nutcracker 897. upstream 697. steamship 770. taproom 205. crosswalk 883. uprising 475. mainstream 45. babysitter 895. upstate 638. skintight 835. underclothes 384. houseboat 100 Sentences of Present Perfect Tense | Examples of Present Perfect Tense. 702. stoplight 9. airbrush 38. anywhere 397. infuse 542. paycheck 854. underground 381. horseplay 421. jellyfish 882. upright 221. diskdrive 297. foresee 955. watercraft 988. whatsoever 219. dishwasher 787. teaspoon 190. countermeasure 768. tapeworm A 693. standpoint 562. postcard 548. pickup 699. stickup 236. earthward 239. eggshell These pages are best viewed using the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, or IE. 417. jawbreaker 753. tailbone 609. setoff 385. housecoat 953. watercolor 656. software 851. undergo 745. sweetheart 522. overflow 621. shopkeeper 805. thunderstorm 995. whitewall 348. helpmate 427. jimsonweed 275. foothold 857. underhanded 48. backbite 113. bluegrass 170. cheeseburger 203. crossover 720. sunup 954. watercooler Some compound words are written as a single word (eyeglasses), some as two (or more) hyphenated words (brother-in-law), and some as two (or more) separate words (soccer stadium). Compound word is two or more words linked together to produce a word with a new meaning.