There are lots of beginner level English words that we can use to talk about the autumn season. We often associate autumn with rainy and windy weather, warmer clothes and the changing colour of the leaves on trees.
If you’re learning new vocabulary about the seasons or weather in general, the word list below provides some basic words for this season. You can also see these words in the vocabulary map below.
15 easy Autumn words to add to your vocabulary
Leaves: Foliage part of a plant or tree. In autumn, dead leaves need to be cleared from the garden.
To fall: Drop, descend, decline. Many leaves turn yellow or orange and fall from the trees to the ground.
Halloween: October 31st, the eve of All Saints’ Day. On Halloween, in some countries it’s common to watch scary movies and go trick-or-treating to get sweets from neighbours.
Pumpkin: Large yellow-orange fruit from the gourd family. Another popular Halloween activity is pumpkin carving.
To wear: Put on, get into, be clothed in. People usually wear costumes when they go trick-or-treating.
Jacket: A shorter and lighter version of a coat. Since the weather is cooler, you’ll probably need to wear a jacket outside.
Boots: A shoe that comes up to the ankle or higher. Boots are also useful during this season to keep your feet warm and dry.
Season: One of four periods of the year in certain climates. Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter are the four seasons of the year.
To change: Become different, transform, convert. The weather changes from warm to cool in autumn.
To collect: Gather together, save, assemble. You can collect sweets from your neighbours when you go trick-or-treating.
Basket: A woven container that can be carried. You can put all your sweets into a basket to carry around.
Forest: Woods, group of trees, woodland. The forest is full of trees, moss and mushrooms.
Fox: An animal of the dog family, with pointed ears and a bushy tail. Foxes might live in a den in the forest.
Rain: Drizzle, shower, downpour. In autumn, clouds and rain are usually more common.
Windy: Blustery, blowing, stronger than a breeze. Dry leaves are blown to the ground as the weather becomes windy.