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Collective Nouns
 

Collective Nouns

TestFunda ,  03-Feb-16

Collective Nouns

CONTRIBUTED BY: SRISHTI GUPTA

PEOPLE

Sr.No.

Collective Name

Noun/s (People)

1

ambush

widows

2

audience

listeners

3

babble

barbers

4

bench

bishops, aldermen, magistrates

5

board

directors, trustees

6

caravan

desert travelers

7

cast

actors, players

8

cavalcade

horsemen

9

choir

singers

10

conflagration

arsonists

11

congregation

churchgoers, worshippers

12

cortege

mourners

13

coven

witches

14

flock

tourists

15

house

senators

16

orchestra

musicians

17

pack

brownies

18

panel

experts

19

picket

strikers

20

posse

the police, sheriffs

21

shuffle

bureaucrats

22

slate

candidates

23

squad

soldiers

24.

staff

employees

25

tabernacle

bakers

26

tribe

natives

27

troupe

acrobats, artists, dancers, performers, minstrels


THINGS


Sr.No.

Collective Name

Noun/s

1

agenda

tasks

2

anthology

poems, stories

3

arcane

tarot cards

4

archipelago

islands

5

bank

monitors

6

battery

guns

7

belt

asteroids

8

bouquet

flowers

9

bunch

bananas, grapes

10

bundle

firewood, asparagus

11

carillon

bells

12

colony

fungi

13

coterie

orchids

14

dossier

documents

15

fleet

cars, lorries, ships

16

flight

stairs, aircrafts

17

nest

rumours

18

network

computers

19

pack

cards

20

range

mountains

21

ream

papers

22

ring

keys

23

rosary

quotations

24

rouleau

coins

25

shrubbery

shrubs

26

string

pearls

27

troop

mushrooms


MAMMALS


Sr.No.

Collective Name

Noun/s

1

ambush

tigers

2

array

hedgehogs

3

aurora

polar bears

4

band

gorillas, mongooses

5

bevy

roe deer, otters

6

clan

hyenas

7

clowder

cats

8

coalition

cheetahs

9

colony

beavers, badgers, bats, rabbits, rats, seals, squirrels, voles

10

coterie

prairie dogs

11

drove

bullocks

12

field

racehorses

13

flock

sheep

14

herd

bisons, boars, bucks, buffaloes, camels, caribous, cattle, chamois, deer, donkeys, elands, elephants, elks, giraffes, gnus, goats, hares, harts, horses, hippopotami, ibexes, yaks, moose, oxen, pigs, ponies, rhinoceroses, swine, whales, wolves, zebras

15

kindle

leverets

16

leap

leopards

17

litter

pups, cubs, kittens

18

mob

kangaroos, wombats

19

nursery

raccoons

20

pack

coyotes, dogs, hounds, stoats

21

pod

dolphins

22

pride

lions

23

skulk

foxes

24

sloth

bears

25

troop

monkeys


BIRDS


Sr.No.

Collective Name

Noun/s

1

brood

chickens, hens

2

chain

bobolinks

3

charm

finches, goldfinches, humming birds

4

cloud

seafowls

5

colony

avocets, auks, vultures, penguins, gulls, ibises

6

company

parrots, widgeons

7

congregation

plovers, magpies

8

convocation

eagles

9

covert

coots

10

covey

grouses, partridges, ptarmigans

11

crowd

redwings

12

descent

woodpeckers

13

dole

doves

14

fleet

mud hens

15

flight

cormorants, dunbirds, goshawks, pigeons

16

fling

dunlins, sandpipers, oxbirds

17

flock

birds, swifts, turkeys

18

flush

ducks

19

gaggle

geese

20

herd

curlews, wrens, swans

21

host

sparrows

22

mews

hawks

23

muster

peacocks

24

parcel

linnets

25

parliament

owls, rooks

26

plump

waterfowls

27

pride

ostriches


INSECTS AND ARACHNIDS


Sr.No.

Collective Name

Noun/s

1

army

caterpillars

2

bike

bees (wild)

3

cloud

gnats, grasshoppers

4

clutter

spiders

5

colony

ants, termites, wasps

6

flight

butterflies, insects

7

flock

lice

8

intrusion

cockroaches

9

plague

locusts

10

swarm

bees, flies, hornets

11

scourge

mosquitoes


FISH


Sr.No.

Collective Name

Noun/s

1

battery

barracudas

2

cluster

porcupine fish

3

company

angel fish, archer fish

4

family

sardines

5

glint

goldfish

6

herd

seahorses

7

pack

perches

8

party

rainbow fishes

9

shoal

barbells, shads, fish, mackerels, pilchards, roaches, sticklebacks, salmons, sharks, trouts, herrings

10

swarm

dragon fishes, eels

11

troop

dogfish

12

troupe

shrimps


AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES


Sr.No.

Collective Name

Noun/s

1

army

frogs

2

bale

turtles

3

bask

crocodiles

4

den

snakes

5

flight

dragons

6

herd

dinosaurs

7

knot

toads

8

mess

iguanas

9

nest

vipers

10

quiver

cobras

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