Collective Nouns: Group Words for People, Animals and Things

Learn Common Collective Nouns: Group Words for People, Animals and Things in English with Videos and Pictures.

In linguistics, a collective noun is a word that refers to a collection of things taken as a whole.

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Collective Nouns for PEOPLE

Collective Nouns For ANIMALS

Collective Nouns for THINGS

List of Collective Nouns in English

  • Herd – A group of herbivore animals
  • Pack – A group of canine animals such as wolves or dogs; also used to describe playing cards and packages containing multiple objects
  • Flock – A group of birds; also used to discuss small hooved animals such as sheep or goats
  • Swarm – A group of insects
  • Shoal – A group of fish
  • Group – A very general term used to describe people, places, things, and animals
  • Crowd – Usually used to describe a group of people
  • Gang – Usually used to describe a group of criminals; also used to describe a group of workers, particularly sailors or dock workers
  • Mob – Normally used to describe an angry or unruly group of people; also used to describe a group of kangaroos
  • Staff – A group of people who work in the same place
  • Crew – Usually used to denote a group of workers; also used to describe aircraft and ships personnel
  • Choir – A large, organized group of singers
  • Orchestra – A large, organized group of instrumentalists, led by a conductor
  • Panel – A group of experts
  • Board – A group of people, usually professionals, who take on an advisory role
  • Troupe – A group of actors or acrobats; also used to describe a group of monkeys
  • Bunch – Usually a group of smallish objects such as grapes, flowers, keys, or bananas
  • Pile – An untidy collection of items such as rubbish
  • Heap – A mounded collection of items; used interchangeably with “pile”
  • Set – A tidy group of matched objects such as dishes; also used to describe rules or a social group of people
  • Stack – A group of items neatly laid one on top of another; i.e., a stack of books
  • Series – Used to discuss movies, books, or events that follow one after another, i.e. Star Trek or Harry Potter
  • Shower – Usually used to describe rain, although it can be used to describe gifts or compliments

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