Words starting with U

Words that start with U

List of things that start with the letter U.

Upside-down unicorns under an ultramarine umbrella.

An udder is the part of the female cow or goat that milk comes from. Baby cows or goats drink from their mother's udder, but people also collect the milk using machines so they can sell it in shops.

UFO stands for unidentified flying object. Usually when people say UFO or flying saucer they mean a visiting alien spaceship. Most UFO sightings are eventually identified to be something ordinary, like a weather balloon, an ordinary airplane or a strange cloud.

Photo of the Ugandan flag
Photo by Matt Lucht

Uganda is a country in east Africa. The capital of Uganda is Kampala.

Photo of an ugly cat
Photo by Aidan Wojtas

Something or someone is ugly if they make you feel bad when you look at them.
The opposite of ugly is beautiful.

A ukelele is a small, four-stringed member of the guitar family. Ukuleles come in four sizes: soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone. They can be played by plucking or strumming them.

Photo of the Ukrainian flag
Photo by Andrew Bossi

The Ukraine is a country in eastern Europe, bordering Russia. The capital of Ukraine is Kiev. People from the Ukraine speak Ukranian.

Ulan Bator(Ulaanbaatar, Улаанбаатар) is the capital of Mongolia. It has a population of around 1.2 million.

An ultrasound image
Photo by Myllissa

An ultrasound is a medical scan that uses soundwaves to "see" what is happening inside you. Ultrasounds are most often used to look at unborn babies while they are developing.

Photo of uluru
Photo by Dai Fujihara

Uluru, formerly known as Ayer's Rock, is a large rock formation in the center of Australia. It is a sacred site to the native Aborigines.

An umbrella is a portable shelter that is used for keeping off the rain. Some people also use umbrellas to shelter them from the sun. Small umbrellas that are mainly for keeping off the sun are called parasols.