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44 Collective Nouns, Definition and Examples

44 Collective Nouns, Definition and Examples





Collective nouns are words for single things that are made up of more than one person, place, animal, thing, or idea. Words like Flock, Crowd and Staff are collective noun examples. There are lots of collective nouns.

  • a bundle of sticks
  • a catalogue of prices
  • a chest of drawers
  • a nest of mice
  • a pack of wolves
  • a plague of locusts
  • a cloud of dust
  • a party of friends
  • a patrol of policemen
  • a posse of policemen
  • a regiment of soldiers
  • a staff of employees
  • a team of players
  • a tribe of natives
  • a troop of scouts
  • a bunch of crocks
  • a caravan of gypsies
  • a choir of singers
  • a class of students
  • a zoo of wild animals
  • a bale of cotton
  • a basket of fruit
  • a batch of bread




  • a quiver of arrows
  • a range of mountains
  • a ream of paper
  • a reel of film
  • a set of clubs
  • a sheaf of grain
  • a shower of rain
  • a stack of wood
  • a string of pearls
  • a flight of birds
  • a crowd of people
  • an anthology of poems
  • a horde of savages
  • a host of angels
  • a crowd of people
  • a gang of thieves
  • a bench of magistrates
  • a pride of lions
  • a school of whales
  • a body of men
  • a crew of sailors
  • a collection of coins
  • a comb of bananas
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