Collective noun examples


    What are some examples of collective nouns?

    A group of birds flying together is called a flock. A group of lions living together is called a pride



    Collective nouns list

    Collective Noun Example
    aarmory An aarmory of aardvarks
    abandonment An abandonment of orphans
    abominable sight An abominable sight of monks
    absence An absence of waiters
    accompaniment An accompaniment of condiments
    addition An addition of mathematicians
    agenda An agenda of tasks
    amble An amble of walkers
    ambush An ambush of tigers

    An ambush of widows
    annoyance An annoyance of mobile phones
    anthology An anthology of poems

    An anthology of prose

    An anthology of prostitutes
    anvil An anvil of blacksmiths
    archipelago An archipelago of islands
    archive An archive of programmers
    armada An armada of ships
    army An army of ants

    An army of caterpillars

    An army of frogs

    An army of herring
    array An array of luminaries
    ascension An ascension of larks
    assembly An assembly of toys
    asylum An asylum of managers
    atlas An atlas of maps
    attitude An attitude of teenagers
    audit An audit of accountants
    audit An audit of bookkeepers
    aurora An aurora of polar bears
    autumn An autumn of leaves
    babel A babel of words
    balance A balance of accountants
    bale A bale of turtles
    ballet A ballet of swans
    band A band of gorillas
    band A band of jays
    band A band of men
    bank A bank of circuits
    bank A bank of monitors
    bank A bank of swans
    banner A banner of knights
    barren A barren of mules
    battery A battery of tests
    beautification A beautification of spatulas
    bed A bed of clams
    bed A bed of oysters
    bed A bed of snakes
    belt A belt of asteroids
    bend A bend of willows
    bestiary A bestiary of mythological creatures
    bevy A bevy of ladies
    bevy A bevy of beauties
    bevy A bevy of dowagers
    bevy A bevy of quail
    bevy A bevy of swans
    bill A bill of particulars
    billing A billing of consultants
    billow A billow of smokers
    bind A bind of salmon
    blaze A blaze of pyromaniacs
    blessing A blessing of unicorns
    bloat A bloat of hippopotami
    blur A blur of bicyclists
    boast A boast of soldiers
    body A body of pathologists
    boo A boo of surprises
    book A book of wagers
    book A book of mormons
    bottle A bottle of source code
    bouquet A bouquet of flowers
    bouquet A bouquet of pheasants
    bout A bout of estimations
    brace A brace of pistols
    brace A brace of grouse
    brace A brace of orthodontists
    bridge A bridge of admirals
    brigade A brigade of soldiers
    broadside A broadside of shells
    brood A brood of hens
    buffoonery A buffoonery of orangutans
    building A building of rooks
    bunch A bunch of things
    bunch A bunch of grapes
    burden A burden of yolks
    bury A bury of rabbits
    business A business of ferrets
    business A business of flies
    buttload A buttload of proctologists
    cache A cache of jewels
    cackle A cackle of hyenas
    calendar A calendar of saints
    camp A camp of transvestites
    candle A candle of tapirs
    cast A cast of actors
    cast A cast of falcons
    cast A cast of hawks
    cavalcade A cavalcade of horsemen
    cete A cete of badgers
    chain A chain of islands
    charlotte A charlotte of web pages
    charm A charm of finches
    chine A chine of polecats
    chorus A chorus of angels
    circus A circus of fighter
    clamour A clamour of rooks
    clank A clank of tanks
    class A class of students
    clatter A clatter of tanks
    click A click of mice
    clipping A clipping of geldings
    cloud A cloud of sea fowl
    cloud A cloud of bats
    cloud A cloud of gnats
    cloud A cloud of grasshoppers
    cloud A cloud of plankton
    clowder A clowder of cats
    clump A clump of freshman
    cluster A cluster of grasshoppers
    clutch A clutch of auto mechanics
    clutch A clutch of chicks
    clutch A clutch of eggs
    clutch A clutch of testicles
    clutch A clutch of wrestlers
    clutter A clutter of spiders
    clutter A clutter of cats
    clutter A clutter of starlings
    coil A coil of widgeon
    collection A collection of objects
    collective A collective of nouns
    college A college of electors
    colony A colony of lepers
    colony A colony of ants
    colony A colony of beavers
    colony A colony of gulls
    colony A colony of microbiologists
    colony A colony of penguins
    colony A colony of rabbits
    colony A colony of rats
    company A company of moles
    company A company of parrots
    company A company of soldiers
    compromise A compromise of senators
    conflagration A conflagration of pyromaniacs
    confusion A confusion of meanderings
    confusion A confusion of traffic cones
    congregation A congregation of people
    congregation A congregation of plovers
    congregation A congregation of worshipers
    congress A congress of baboons
    conspiracy A conspiracy of ravens
    constable A constable of ravens
    constellation A constellation of satellites
    constellation A constellation of stars
    constituency A constituency of voters
    convention A convention of tongues
    converting A converting of preachers
    convocation A convocation of eagles
    convoy A convoy of lorries
    convoy A convoy of trucks
    cornucopia A cornucopia of slugs
    corps A corps of cadets
    coven A coven of witches
    cover A cover of coots
    covey A covey of grouse
    covey A covey of partridges
    covey A covey of pheasants
    covey A covey of ptarmigans
    covey A covey of quail
    cowardice A cowardice of curs
    crash A crash of rhinoceroses
    crash A crash of software
    creche A creche of penguins
    creep A creep of tortoises
    crew A crew of sailors
    crowd A crowd of onlookers
    crush A crush of icebergs
    crush A crush of shoppers
    cry A cry of hounds
    cry A cry of players
    culture A culture of bacteria
    cupful A cupful of starlets
    cutch A cutch of vellum
    cutting A cutting of cynics
    dawn A dawn of morning glories
    death-row A death-row of turkeys
    debauchery A debauchery of Hedonists
    deceit A deceit of lapwings
    deck A deck of sailors
    deficit A deficit of economists
    den A den of thieves
    den A den of snakes
    density A density of meatheads
    descent A descent of woodpecker
    desert A desert of lapwings
    design A design of engineers
    desperation A desperation of divorcees
    desperation A desperation of voters
    dilation A dilation of pupils
    disputation A disputation of lawyers
    dissimulation A dissimulation of birds
    disworship A disworship of Scots
    divergence A divergence of Canadians
    diving A diving of teal
    division A division of soldiers
    dole A dole of doves
    donut A donut of data
    doom A doom of dragons
    dose A dose of doctors
    down A down of hares
    draught A draught of fish
    dray A dray of squirrels
    drift A drift of hogs
    drift A drift of icebergs
    drift A drift of swine
    dropping A dropping of pigeons
    drove A drove of pigs
    drove A drove of cabbies
    drove A drove of cattle
    drumming A drumming of grouse
    dule A dule of doves
    dule A dule of turtles
    durante A durante of toucans
    embarrassment An embarrassment of parents
    embarrassment An embarrassment of riches
    ensemble An ensemble of homosexuals
    equanimity An equanimity of tranquilizers
    evensong An evensong of choirboys
    exaltation An exaltation of larks
    fagot A fagot of sticks
    fall A fall of lambs
    fall A fall of woodcocks
    falling A falling of dominoes
    farrow A farrow of piglets
    fascination A fascination of listeners
    fascination A fascination of on-lookers
    fellowship A fellowship of yeomen
    fidget A fidget of suspects
    field A field of racehorses
    fistful A fistful of dollars
    flap A flap of nuns
    fleet A fleet of ships
    flight A flight of cormorants
    flight A flight of doves
    flight A flight of golf balls
    flight A flight of refugees
    flight A flight of stairs
    flight A flight of swallows
    fling A fling of sandpipers
    flink A flink of cows
    flitch A flitch of bacon
    float A float of crocodiles
    flock A flock of seagulls
    flock A flock of sheep
    flock A flock of tourists
    flood A flood of plumbers
    flotilla A flotilla of ships
    flourish A flourish of blossoms
    flunk A flunk of students
    fluther A fluther of jellyfish
    fold A fold of chairs
    formality A formality of penguins
    formation A formation of geologists
    fright A fright of ghosts
    gaggle A gaggle of geese
    galaxy A galaxy of starlets
    galaxy A galaxy of stars
    gallop A gallop of Greyhounds
    gam A gam of whales
    gambol A gambol of dancers
    gang A gang of elk
    gang A gang of hoodlums
    gatling A gatling of woodpeckers
    gaze A gaze of raccoons
    geek A geek of engineers
    giggle A giggle of girls
    glacier A glacier of freezers
    glitter A glitter of generals
    glut A glut of pleasure
    gossip A gossip of relatives
    greed A greed of lawyers
    grind A grind of chores
    grip A grip of hand tools
    groan A groan of puns
    gross A gross of farts
    grove A grove of trees
    grumble A grumble of Pugs
    guilt A guilt of pleasures
    gush A gush of sycophants
    hailstorm A hailstorm of gunships
    hamper A hamper of helpers
    hand A hand of bananas
    handful A handful of palm readers
    harmony A harmony of singers
    hassle A hassle of errands
    heap A heap of trash
    heard A heard of blind people
    herd A herd of elephants
    herd A herd of horses
    herd A herd of pigs
    herd A herd of walruses
    herd A herd of whales
    herd A herd of wrens
    herd A herd of zebra
    hide A hide of tigers
    hill A hill of beans
    hiss A hiss of lisps
    hives A hive of bees
    horde A horde of gnats
    host A host of angels
    host A host of sparrows
    house A house of senators
    hover A hover of humming birds
    hover A hover of trout
    huddle A huddle of hippos
    huddle A huddle of lawyers
    huddle A huddle of penguins
    huddle A huddle of players
    hug A hug of teddy bears
    husk A husk of hares
    immersion An immersion of Baptists
    imposition An imposition of in-laws
    incantation An incantation of warlocks
    incantation An incantation of witches
    incision An incision of surgeons
    indecision An indecision of managers
    jackson A jackson of gloves
    jagger A jagger of tongues
    jam A jam of tarts
    kettle A kettle of drums
    kettle A kettle of hawks
    kindle A kindle of kittens
    kneeling A kneeling of parishioners
    knot A knot of eels
    knot A knot of frogs
    knot A knot of renters
    knot A knot of shoelaces
    knot A knot of toads
    knuckle A knuckle of gangsters
    labour A labour of moles
    leap A leap of hares
    leap A leap of leopards
    leash A leash of foxes
    leash A leash of hares
    lechery A lechery of priests
    lie A lie of politicians
    litter A litter of piglets
    loft A loft of pigeons
    luck A luck of dice
    lump A lump of toads
    machination A machination of monkeys
    mask A mask of raccoons
    mass A mass of Catholics
    mass A mass of priests
    maze A maze of canyons
    meaning A meaning of dictionaries
    medusa A medusa of knots
    meet A meet of racehorses
    meeting A meeting of quakers
    melee A melee of rioters
    menage A menage of mongrels
    mess A mess of grits
    mess A mess of little boys
    mess A mess of officers
    mess A mess of pottage
    mint A mint of candies
    minuscule A minuscule of sub-atomic particles
    minyan A minyan of Jews
    mischief A mischief of mice
    mission A mission of monkeys
    mixture A mixture of pharmacists
    moan A moan of lamentations
    mob A mob of kangaroo
    mob A mob of Texans
    movement A movement of moles
    mug A mug of narcissists
    multiplication A multiplication of loafers
    murder A murder of crows
    murmer A murmer of nuns
    murmuration A murmuration of starlings
    muscle A muscle of marines
    muster A muster of peacocks
    muster A muster of soldiers
    muster A muster of storks
    mustering A mustering of storks
    mutation A mutation of thrushes
    mute A mute of hounds
    nag A nag of grandparents
    nest A nest of bowls
    nest A nest of machine guns
    nest A nest of mice
    nest A nest of rabbits
    nest A nest of snakes
    nest A nest of vipers
    nest A nest of wasps
    network A network of computers
    neverthriving A neverthriving of jugglers
    nobility A nobility of beasts
    number A number of mathematicians
    nye A nye of pheasants
    obscurity An obscurity of poets
    observance An observance of hermits
    orchestra An orchestra of crickets
    orchestra An orchestra of musicians
    order An order of waiter
    ostentation An ostentation of peacocks
    pace A pace of asses
    pack A pack of hounds
    pack A pack of rats
    pack A pack of submarines
    pack A pack of suitcases
    pack A pack of wolves
    pad A pad of paper
    paddling A paddling of ducks
    pail A pail of wasps
    pair A pair of horses
    pander A pander of toadies
    pantheon A pantheon of gods
    parade A parade of penguins
    parcel A parcel of hogs
    parel A parel of troops
    parliament A parliament of owls
    parliament A parliament of rooks
    party A party of jays
    passel A passel of brats
    passel A passel of hogs
    patch A patch of flowers
    pathos A pathos of mourners
    patter A patter of footsteps
    peal A peal of bells
    peep A peep of chickens
    peep-show A peep-show of CDs
    pencil A pencil of lines
    pension A pension of condominiums
    phalanx A phalanx of umbrellas
    piddle A piddle of puppies
    pie-full A pie-full of apples
    pile A pile of dung
    pinhead A pinhead of angels
    pink A pink of liberals
    pit A pit of snakes
    piteousness A piteousness of doves
    pithy A pithy of truths
    pitying A pitying of turtledoves
    plague A plague of locusts
    plane A plane of geometrists
    platoon A platoon of soldiers
    plump A plump of waterfowl
    plump A plump of wildfowl
    plunder A plunder of goons
    pod A pod of seals
    pod A pod of whales
    poke A poke of fencers
    pomposity A pomposity of professors
    ponder A ponder of philosophers
    posse A posse of cock-turkeys
    posse A posse of posers
    prattle A prattle of parrots
    pretension A pretension of intellects
    prevarication A prevarication of consultants
    prey A prey of nuns
    prickle A prickle of hedgehogs
    prickle A prickle of porcupines
    pride A pride of lions
    pride A pride of peacocks
    propriety A propriety of nouns
    prudence A prudence of vicars
    pull A pull of silk-screens
    pumphouse A pumphouse of egos
    purse A purse of winnings
    quake A quake of cowards
    quake A quake of seismologists
    quarrel A quarrel of lawyers
    quarrel A quarrel of sparrows
    quiver A quiver of rebuttals
    quiz A quiz of teachers
    rabble A rabble of rats
    rack A rack of gears
    radiance A radiance of cardinals
    raffle A raffle of turkeys
    raft A raft of ducks
    raft A raft of widgeon
    rafter A rafter of turkeys
    Rake A Rake of mules
    ramuda A ramuda of horses
    Rand A Rand of Objectivists
    range A range of mountains
    ream A ream of bureaucrats
    reflection A reflection of narcissists
    regatta A regatta of swans
    release A release of anglers
    rhyme A rhyme of poets
    richness A richness of martens
    ring A ring of keys
    rope A rope of pearls
    round A round of drinks
    rout A rout of knights
    rout A rout of snails
    rout A rout of wolves
    route A route of wolves
    rumble A rumble of artillery
    rumpus A rumpus of baboons
    run A run of salmon
    run A run of cowards
    run A run of poultry
    rush A rush of overnight couriers
    salon A salon of Poodles
    salt substrate A salt substrate of pretzels
    salvo A salvo of shells
    sault A sault of lions
    scale A scale of ichthyologists
    scandal A scandal of shoes
    school A school of fish
    school A school of whales
    scourge A scourge of mosquitoes
    sea A sea of bishops
    sedge A sedge of cranes
    set A set of tennis games
    set A set of mathematicians
    sheaf A sheaf of wheat
    shitload A shitload of troubles
    shoal A shoal of bass
    shoal A shoal of goslings
    shock A shock of corn
    shortage A shortage of dwarves
    shrewdness A shrewdness of apes
    siege A siege of herons
    singular A singular of boars
    skein A skein of geese
    skulk A skulk of foxes
    slate A slate of candidates
    slew A slew of homework
    slice A slice of circumcisions
    slither A slither of gossip columnists
    slither A slither of snakes
    sloth A sloth of bears
    smack A smack of jellyfish
    smashing A smashing of luddites
    smuth A smuth of jellyfish
    snap A snap of photographers
    sneak A sneak of weasels
    Sodom A Sodom of shepherds
    sord A sord of mallards
    souffle A souffle of clouds
    sounder A sounder of pigs
    sounder A sounder of swine
    Sousa A Sousa of marching bands
    sowse A sowse of lions
    span A span of oxen
    splash A splash of puddles
    spread A spread of nymphomaniacs
    sprig A sprig of vegetarians
    spring A spring of seals
    spring A spring of teal
    sproutness A sproutness of mushrooms
    squad A squad of soldiers
    squash A squash of sermons
    squeal A squeal of nieces
    squint A squint of proofreaders
    stable A stable of prostitutes
    staff A staff of employees
    stand A stand of flamingo
    stand A stand of pine trees
    stare A stare of owls
    stash A stash of weed
    steam A steam of turds
    stench A stench of skunks
    stock A stock of portfolio managers
    storm A storm of paratroops
    streak A streak of tigers
    stretch A stretch of giraffes
    string A string of ponies
    stripe A stripe of zebra
    stud A stud of mares
    studk A studk of jellyfish
    subtlety A subtlety of designers
    sulk A sulk of teenagers
    superfluity A superfluity of nuns
    superfluity A superfluity of priests
    superfluity A superfluity of similes
    swarm A swarm of bees
    swarm A swarm of cockroaches
    swarm A swarm of literary drones
    swarm A swarm of rats
    swarm A swarm of suitors
    swarm A swarm of sycophants
    sweetness A sweetness of sopranos
    swelter A swelter of blankets
    tangle A tangle of tricksters
    team A team of athletes
    team A team of ducks
    team A team of horses
    team A team of oxen
    tedium A tedium of golfers
    terror A terror of terriers
    thicket A thicket of trees
    ticktock A ticktock of clocks
    tidings A tidings of magpies
    tilt A tilt of windmills
    tongue lashing A tongue lashing of interpreters
    totter A totter of giraffes
    tough A tough of lesbians
    treachery A treachery of spies
    tribe A tribe of goats
    tribe A tribe of monkeys
    tribe A tribe of natives
    trip A trip of goats
    trip A trip of sheep
    troop A troop of kangaroo
    troop A troop of monkeys
    troupe A troupe of performers
    tuft A tuft of hair
    tumult A tumult of tubas
    turn A turn of turtles
    tyranny A tyranny of dictators
    ubiquity An ubiquity of sparrows
    ugly An ugly of walruses
    undulation An undulation of hills
    unkindness An unkindness of ravens
    vagary A vagary of impediments
    vane A vane of directions
    vein A vein of goldfinch
    vigor A vigor of hybrids
    vision A vision of optometrists
    volery A volery of birds
    wad A wad of money
    waddle A waddle of Basset Hounds
    wake A wake of vultures
    walk A walk of snipe
    wash A wash of emotions
    watch A watch of nightingales
    wave A wave of surfers
    wealth A wealth of information
    wedge A wedge of geese
    wedge A wedge of swans
    whale A whale of surfers
    whistle A whistle of modems
    whored A whored of prostitutes
    wing A wing of fighter aircraft
    wisdom A wisdom of grandparents
    wisdom A wisdom of owls
    wisp A wisp of snipe
    wolfpack A wolfpack of submarines
    wonder A wonder of stars
    wriggle A wriggle of worms
    yoke A yoke of oxen
    yoke A yoke of pilots
    zeal A zeal of zebras