Collective nouns


Ajit Kumar AJIT KUMARWISDOM IAS, New Delhi.

Collective nouns
1.      Album of stamps/autographs/photographs.
2.      Army of ants / soldiers
3.      Audience of listeners
4.      Band of musicians
5.      Bloat of hippopotamuses
6.       Board of directors
7.       Bowl of rice
8.       Brood of chicks (young birds)
9.       Bunch of bananas / grapes
10.       Bunch of crooks (criminals)
11.       Bunch, bouquet (cut), patch, bed (in gardens)  - flowers
12.       Cackle of hyenas
13.       Catch of fish
14.       Chest of drawers
15.       Choir  of singers
16.       Circle of friends
17.       Class - students
18.       Cloud of dust
19.       Colonies of ants, penguins
20.       Convoy of tanks
21.       Crew of sailors
22.       Crowd  of people, persons, spectators
23.       Fleet of ships
24.       Flight of stairs
25.       Flight, flock of  birds
26.       Flock of sheep / tourists
27.       Forest of trees.
28.       Gaggle of geese
29.       Galaxy of stars.
30.       Gang of labourers.
31.       Gang of thieves
32.       Group of dancers/ islands
33.       Haul of fish
34.       Hedge of bushes
35.       Herd  of cow, buffalo, grass eating animals
36.       Herd of elephants
37.       Hive of bees
38.       Host of sparrows
39.       Kennel of dogs
40.       Library of books
41.       Litter of puppies/kittens/ cubs
42.       Mob of kangaroos
43.       Murder of crows
44.       Nest of birds
45.       Orchestra of musicians
46.       Pack of dogs, coyotes, wolves, rats
47.       Pack of cards / lies / hounds / thieves
48.       Pairs  of shoes, pants
49.       Panel of experts
50.       Parliament of owls
51.       Pod  of dolphins, whales
52.       Pride of lions
53.       Range  of mountains
54.       Regiment of soldiers.
55.       Ring  of keys
56.       School of whales
57.       School, shoal of fish
58.       Stack of wood.
59.       Staff of employees
60.       String of pearls.
61.       Swarm of flies, wasps, locusts
62.       Swarm, hive of  bees
63.       Team of players / horses/ducks/oxen.
64.       Tribe of natives.
65.       Troop of lions
66.       Troop of monkeys
67.       Troupe of artists/dancers.
68.       Wad of notes
69.       Warren  of rabbits
70.       Zoo of wild animals



Monday, 06th Mar 2017, 11:43:12 AM

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