200 examples of collective nouns in English

200 examples of collective nouns in English


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 plague of locusts
a pride of lions
a shoal of fish
zeal of zebras
hover of trout
rafter of turkeys
turn of turtles
pledge of wasps
bunch/knob of waterfowl
troop of baboons
a skein of wild geese in flight
a string of horses
a stud of horses
a swarm of bees
colony of badgers
sloth of bears
erst of bees
flight of birds
chatter of budgerigars
a train of camels
a tribe of goats
a troop of lions
a zoo of wild animals
brood of chickens
chattering of choughs
rag/rake of colts
covert of coots
a school of whales
herd of cranes
bask of crocodiles
murder of crows
litter of cubs
a string of horses
a stud of horses
a swarm of bees
a team of oxen

herd of curlew
herd/mob of deer
obstinancy of buffalo
bellowing of bullfinches
drove of bullocks
flock of camels
prettying of doves
paddling of ducks
safe of ducks (on land)
fling of dunlins
convocation of eagles
charm of finches
shoal/run of fish
a plague of locusts
a pride of lions
a school of whales
a shoal of fish
band of gorillas
cloud of grasshoppers
brace/leash/pack of greyhounds
brood/pack/covey of grouse
an army of ants
a bevy of quail
a broad of chickens
a catch of fish
a cloud of insects
cast of hawks
array of hedgehogs
crowd of ibis
flight/swarm of insects
brood/fluther/smuck of jellyfish
herd/mob/troop of kangaroos
kindle/litter of kittens
deceit/desert of lapwings
bevy/exaltation of larks
leap/lepe of leopards
pride/sawt/troop of lions
tiding/tittering of magpies
sord/suit of mallard
stud of mares
richesse of martens
nest of mice
company/labour/mumble of moles
troop of monkeys
cartload/pack/span/barren of mules
puddling/watch of nightingales
flock of ostrich
bevy/family of otters
parliament/stare of owls
yoke of oxen
pandemonium of parrots
covey of partridges
muster of peacocks
swarm of eels
herd/parade of elephants
herd/gang of elk
cast of falcons
busyness/cast/fesynes of
rookery of penguins
kit of pigeons
farrow of piglets
litter of pigs
bevy/covey/drift of quail
bury/colony/nest/warren of rabbits
nursery of raccoons
string of racehorses
colony of rats
unkindness of ravens
crash of rhinoceros
bevy of roe deer
parliament of rooks
hill of ruffs
family of sardines
pod/harem/herd/rookery of seals
flock/herd/trip/mob of sheep
dopping of sheldrake
den/pit/nest of snakes
army of caterpillars
chowder/clowder/cluster/glaring of cats
herd/drove of cattle
cowardice/pack/kennel of dogs
pod/school of dolphins
trip of dotterel
walk/wisp/wish of snipe

host/surration/quarrel of sparrows
cluster/clutter of spiders
drey of squirrels
chattering/crowd of starlings
flight of swallows
drift/herd/sounder of swine
spring of teal
mutation of thrush
ambush of tigers
knab/knot of toads
a band of musicians
a bevy of ladies
a board of directors
a body of men
a bunch of crocks
a caravan of gypsies
a choir of singers
a class of students
a company of actors
a congregation of worshippers
a troupe of artistes
a crew of sailors
a crowd of people
a dynasty of kings
a gang of prisoners
a group of dancers
a horde of savages
An album of photographs
An anthology of poems
An archipelago of islands
A bale of cotton
Heap of Trash
Hill of Beans
Holiness of Donuts
Mess of Grits
A basket of fruit
A batch of bread
A battery of guns
Skein of silk
Skirl of bagpipes
Slew ofh
Spawn of Umbrellas
Sprinkle of Hoses
Stand of Arms
Staple of Zines
Swirl of Paisleys
Troop of Mushrooms
A block of flats
A book of notes
A bouquet of flowers
A bowl of rice
Battery of Artillery
Belt of Asteroids
A bunch of keys
A bundle of sticks
A catalogue of prices
A chest of drawers
A cluster of coconuts
Fleet of Vehicles
Flight of Aeroplanes
Flight of Stairs
Garland of Sonnets
Pack of Cards
Pocket of Oranges
Pod of Peas
Punnet of Strawberries
Purse of Winnings
Quire of Newspapers
A cloud of dust
A clump of bushes
A collection of coins
A comb of bananas
A galaxy of stars
A group of islands
A fleet of ships
Flight of Steps
Galaxy of Starlets
A forest of trees
A hail of bullets
A library of books
An outfit of clothes

Batch of Bread
Bits of Information
Bowl of Flour
A ream of paper
A reel of film
A set of clubs
A string of pearls
A wad of notes
Agenda of Tasks
Anthology of Poems
Anthology of Prose
A hand of bananas
A harvest of wheat
A heap of rubbish
A hedge of bushes
Atlas of Maps
Bag of Game
Bank of Batteries