Collective Nouns: Definitions and Examples
Let’s understand noun first as “Noun is the name of the person or things are noun.” But when we talk about a group of persons or things then that group or unit is called a collective noun.
Let’s understand this more broadly.
What is a Collective Noun?
A Collective Noun is a noun that indicates a collection of persons or things as a group or unit. If more than a noun is present as a group and we need to denote them then we use some of the specific words used only for groups. Let’s understand some examples for a better understanding.
Best collective noun examples are below which we are known.
|Team: A Collection of Prayers||The Indian team played well against Pakistan.|
|Class: A Collection of Students||There was a surprise test of English for class 8th.|
|Committee: A Collection of members||The committee submitted their report to ministers.|
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Some of collective nouns list are listed in the tables
Collective noun for moles is labor, collective nouns for animals is zoo or jungle, collective noun for cats is clowder, collective noun for giraffe is tower, collective noun for bees is hive, collective noun for fish is haul, collective noun for sheep is Herd, collective noun for monkeys is barrel and collective noun for birds is known as flight and many other collective nouns are available in below table.
|A hive of bees||A herd of cattles|
|A haul of fish||A gaggle of geese|
|A company of actors||A class of students|
|A choir of singers||A quiver of arrows|
|A bunch of crocks||A bundle of sticks|
|A board of directors||A range of mountains|
|A ream of papers||A nest of mice|
|A reel of film||A set of clubs|
|A pack of wolves||A sheaf of grain|
|A plague of locusts||A shower of rain|
|A cloud of dust||A stack of wood|
|A party of friends||A string of pearls|
|A patrol of policeman||A flight of birds|
|A crowd of people||A regiment of soldiers|
|A staff of employees||A team of players|
|A gang of thieves||A pride of lions|
|A school of whales||A zoo of wild animals|
|A crew of soldiers||A bale of cotton|
|A comb of bananas||A batch of breadd|
|A collection of coins||A tribe of natives|
|A library of books||A faculty of teachers|
|A hail of bullets||A staff of teachers|
|A staff of servants||A board of chickents|
|A team of atheletes||A class of pupils|
|A heap of rubbish||A harvest of wheat|
|A slouch of models||A galaxy of stars|
|A fleet of cars||A group of island|