Collective Nouns Examples in English (People and Things)

Collective Nouns Examples in English (People and Things)

Humans, animals and things in general have specific names by which they go by. But when they come together in groups, we refer to them by specific names. These names are collective terms. This post presents Collective Nouns Examples in English (People and Things).

 Under the different types of nouns, collective nouns are nouns that take address these special names. For instance, what do you call a group of nouns? Never bother to trouble yourself; we refer to collection of nouns as Collective of nouns.

Collective Nouns Examples in English (People and Things)

I present a list of collective nouns examples in English (People, Plants and Things) that exclude animals, fish, reptiles, insects, molluscs and amphibians as there are posts on this site that have dealt with them. Do check them out. Let us see the long list of various Collective Nouns Examples in English (People and Things).

Examples of Collective Nouns List A-B

  • Abandonment of orphans
  • Abominable sight of monks
  • Absence of waiters
  • Accompaniment of condiments
  • Acne of adolescents
  • Advance of authors
  • Agenda of tasks
  • Album of photographs
  • Album of stamps
  • Amalgam of dentists
  • Amalgamation of metallurgists
  • Amble of walkers
  • Ambush of widows
  • Annoyance of neighbours
  • Anthology of poems
  • Anthology of prose
  • Archive of programmers
  • Argument of advocates
  • Argumentation of historians
  • Armada of warships
  • Army of soldiers
  • Aroma of bakers
  • Array of luminaries
  • Assembly of ministers
  • Assembly of toys
  • Assortment of yogurt
  • Asylum of managers
  • Atlas of maps
  • Attack of aliens (extra-terrestrial)
  • Attitude of seniors
  • Attitude of teenagers
  • Audience of listeners
  • Audit of bookkeepers
  • Autumn of leaves
  • Axel of figure skaters
  • Babble of barbers
  • Babble of linguists
  • Babel of cell phones
  • Balance of accountants
  • Bale of cotton
  • Bale of wool
  • Band of jackdaws/jays/musicians
  • Band of men/pirates/robbers
  • Bank of circuits
  • Bank of monitors
  • Banner of knights
  • Baptism of fire
  • Bark of cynics
  • Barren of mules
  • Basket of fruits/plums
  • Basket of vegetables
  • Batch of bread
  • Batch of loaves
  • Battery of artillery/guns
  • Battery of tests
  • Bazaar of guillemots
  • Belt of asteroids
  • Bench of bishops
  • Bench of judges/magistrates
  • Bend of willows
  • Bestiary of monsters
  • Bevy of beauties/ladies/dowagers
  • Bevy of beautiful ladies
  • Billow of smokers
  • Blackening of shoemakers
  • Blanket of snow
  • Blast of hunters
  • Blaze of pyromaniacs
  • Block of apartments
  • Block of flats
  • Blur of impressionists
  • Blush of boys
  • Blush of embarrassments
  • Board of chess players/dirty clothes
  • Board of directors/executives/trustees
  • Boatload of aliens (noncitizens)
  • Body of pathologists
  • Boo of surprises
  • Book of matches
  • Book of Mormons




Examples of Collective Nouns List B-C

  • Book of wagers
  • Bouquet of florists/flowers/roses
  • Bouquet of wine tasters
  • Bout of estimations
  • Bowl of ice cream
  • Bowl of keglers
  • Brace of orthodontists
  • Branle of diplomats
  • Bridge of admirals
  • Bridge of lyricists
  • Broadband of telecom workers
  • Bromide of greeting cards
  • Brow of scholars
  • Budget of letters
  • Bunch of grapes
  • Bunch of things
  • Bundle of asparagus
  • Bundle of clothes/rags/nerves
  • Bunting of flags
  • Bushel of apples
  • Business of ferrets
  • Buttonhole of lobbyists
  • Byte of computer operators
  • Cache of arms/weapons/ammunition
  • Cache of jewellery
  • Cadge of peregrines
  • Calendar of saints
  • Caper of kids
  • Cast of actors
  • Cast of orthopaedists
  • Catalogue of librarians
  • Catch of anglers
  • Catch of collective nouns
  • Cavalcade of horsemen
  • Chain of events
  • Chain of islands/surveyors
  • Charge of curates
  • Charge of taxis
  • Charm of finches
  • Charm of words
  • Chattering of choughs
  • Chattering of coughs
  • Chest of drawers
  • Chime of ice cream carts
  • Choir of singers
  • Chorus of composers
  • Circle of friends
  • Clan of Scots
  • Clank of tanks
  • Class of students
  • Clipping of geldings
  • Clump of reeds
  • Clump of trees
  • Cluster of bombs
  • Cluster of churls/computers/diamonds/knots
  • Clutch of kleptomaniacs/mechanics/motorcyclists
  • Clutch of wrestlers/testicles/families/eggs
  • Cocktail of drugs
  • Coffle of slaves
  • Cog of robots
  • Collection of objects
  • Collective of nouns
  • College of electors
  • College of physicians
  • Colloid of chemists
  • Colony of fungi/microbiologists
  • Colony of lepers
  • Column of armoured cars
  • Comedy of errors
  • Company of archers
  • Company of fools
  • Complex of psychoanalysts
  • Complex of psychologists
  • Compromise of mediators
  • Concatenation of orgiasts
  • Conclave of cardinals
  • Confederacy of dunces
  • Congeries of wizards
  • Conglomerate of geologists




Examples of Collective Nouns List C-F

  • Congregation of churchgoers/worshipers
  • Congregation of plovers
  • Conjunction of grammarians
  • Consternation of mothers
  • Constituency of voters
  • Converting of preachers
  • Convoy of trucks
  • Convoy of vehicles
  • Cord of wood
  • Cord of woodwinds
  • Corps of anatomists
  • Cortege of mourners
  • Coterie of orchids
  • Council of members
  • Countryside of cousins
  • Couple of bottles
  • Coven of vampires
  • Coven of witches
  • Crash of glaziers
  • Crash of software
  • Crèche of infantry
  • Credence of stewards
  • Crew of sailors
  • Crowd of onlookers
  • Crowd of people
  • Cruft of hackers
  • Crush of shoppers
  • Curse of creditors
  • Cutting of cobblers
  • Damning of jurors
  • Dash of commuters
  • Dawn of morning glories
  • Deal of agents
  • Dearth of nurses
  • Deck of cards
  • Deck of playing cards
  • Decorum of deans
  • Deficit of economists
  • Delegation of ambassadors
  • Delicatessen of gourmands
  • Delicatessen of gourmets
  • Descent of relatives
  • Design of engineers
  • Desperation of divorcees
  • Dicker of hides
  • Diffidence of debutantes
  • Diligence of messengers
  • Disguising of tailors
  • Dish of gossips
  • Distraction of fathers
  • Doctrine of doctors
  • Draught of butlers
  • Drift of fishermen/icebergs
  • Drift of lecturers
  • Drove of elves
  • Duplicity of spies
  • Eleven of cricketers
  • Elicat of gloves
  • Embarrassment of riches
  • Entourage of attendants
  • Entrance of actresses
  • Equanimity of tranquilizers
  • Equivocation of politicians
  • Erudition of editors
  • Example of masters
  • Expectation of heirs
  • Expectation of midwives
  • Explosion of Italians
  • Extinction of dodos
  • Exultation of fireworks
  • Eyesore of graffiti
  • Faculty of academics
  • Fagot of firewood
  • Fagot of sticks
  • Faith of merchants
  • Falling of dominoes
  • Fellowship of yeomen
  • Festival of balloons
  • Fidget of suspects
  • Field of runners
  • Fighting of beggars
  • File of manicurists




 Examples of Collective Nouns List F-I

  • Fistful of dollars
  • Fistful of grasses
  • Flash of paparazzi
  • Fleet of ambulances
  • Fleet of bass/boats/buses/cars/chartered planes/coaches/jets/lorries/ships vans/vessels/yachts
  • Flight of aeroplanes
  • Flight of aircraft/golf balls/planes/refugees/stairs/steps/yesterdays
  • Fling of sandpipers
  • Flock of bustards/tourists/swifts/geese
  • Floe of ice
  • Floodlight of ideas
  • Flourish of blossoms
  • Flourish of strumpets/trumpets
  • Flush of plumbers
  • Flush of wing commanders
  • Flutter of flutists
  • Fold of chairs
  • Following of stalkers
  • Foresight of housekeepers
  • Fortitude of graduate students
  • Freeze of northerners
  • Frenzy of cheerleaders
  • Frenzy of contestants
  • Fret of guitarists
  • Fright of ghosts
  • Gaggle of comedians
  • Gaggle of women
  • Galaxy of astronomers/starlets/stars
  • Galaxy of governesses
  • Gallimaufry of noises
  • Gamut of professions
  • Gang of convicts/thieves
  • Gang of laborers
  • Giggle of girls
  • Glacier of freezers
  • Glitter of generals
  • Glorifying of liars
  • Glut of commercials
  • Goring of butchers
  • Grandiosity of operas
  • Gratitude of juniors
  • Great deal of used car salesmen
  • Greed of attorneys
  • Grid of electricians
  • Grip of porters
  • Groan of puns
  • Gross of Germans
  • Gush of sycophants
  • Haggle of vendors
  • Hail of gunfire
  • Hailstorm of gunships
  • Hammer of auctioneers
  • Hand of bananas
  • Handful of gynaecologists
  • Handful of palm readers
  • Harem of concubines
  • Harem of courtesans
  • Hassle of errands
  • Hastiness of cooks
  • Heap of ruins/trash/sand
  • Hedge of bushes
  • Helix of geneticists
  • Herd of chamois/dinosaurs/fairies/harlots/otologists
  • Hill of beans
  • Hoard of gold
  • Horde of gerbils
  • Horde of misers/savages
  • Host of angels
  • Hotbed of quilts
  • House of senators
  • Hover of helicopters
  • Huddle of houses
  • Huddle of lawyers
  • Hug of teddy bears
  • Iamb of poets
  • Illusion of magicians
  • Illusion of painters
  • Immersion of Baptists
  • Impatience of wives




Examples of Collective Nouns List I-P

  • Imposition of in-laws
  • Incision of surgeons
  • Incredibility of cuckolds
  • Ingratitude of children
  • Jam of tarts
  • Jangle of hangers
  • Joint of osteopaths
  • Kettle of drums
  • Kindle of leverets
  • Kneeling of parishioners
  • Knob of pintails
  • Knot of astrologers
  • Labyrinth of magazines
  • Laches of landlords
  • Lack of principals
  • Laughter of hustlers
  • League of nations
  • Leaping of lords
  • Leash of greyhounds
  • Legion of devils
  • Library of books
  • Lie of golfers
  • Line of kings
  • Litany of lutists
  • Load of diapers
  • Load of drunks
  • Lock of hair
  • Lot of parking attendants
  • Lot of realtors/salt
  • Luck of dice
  • Lump of oncologists
  • Lying of pardoners
  • Malapertness of peddlers
  • March of museums
  • Mass of Catholics
  • Mass of priests
  • Maze of canyons
  • Meaning of dictionaries
  • Meeting of Quakers
  • Megabyte of computer programmers
  • Melee of rioters
  • Melody of harpists
  • Mess of grits/pottage
  • Mess of officers
  • Meter of percussionists
  • Mint of candies
  • Mob of gangsters
  • Mob of Texans
  • Month of Sundays
  • Mountain of debt
  • Movement of gastroenterologists
  • Multiplication of loafers
  • Multiplying of husbands
  • Muscle of marines
  • Museum of art
  • Mutter of mothers-in-law
  • Nest of machine guns
  • Network of administrators
  • Never thriving of jugglers
  • Nucleus of physicists
  • Number of mathematicians/statisticians
  • Number of questions
  • Nursery of plants
  • Obeisance of servants
  • Observance of hermits
  • Odyssey of luggage
  • Ogle of office boys
  • Omitting of censors
  • Optimism of youths
  • Orbit of satellites
  • Orchard of apple trees
  • Orchard of fruit trees
  • Orchestra of crickets
  • Orgy of swingers
  • Outback of Aussies
  • Overcharge of repairmen
  • Pack of juice/perch
  • Pack of submarines/suitcases
  • Packet of lollies
  • Pair of lovebirds




Examples of Collective Nouns List P-R

  • Pallor of night watchmen
  • Pan of critics
  • Pan of reviewers
  • Panel of experts
  • Panel of umpires
  • Panic of producers
  • Pantheon of gods
  • Pantry of food
  • Parcel of postal workers
  • Parel of troops
  • Parenthesis of cellists
  • Parley of instruments
  • Parliament of whores
  • Pavanne of matadors
  • Peal of bells
  • Peck of Frenchmen
  • Peel of vacationers
  • Pencil of lines
  • Persistence of parents
  • Phalanx of umbrellas
  • Pile of dung/dust/garbage
  • Pile of accidents
  • Piling of construction workers
  • Pint of Irishmen
  • Pithy of truths
  • Pity of prisoners
  • Plague of locals
  • Plain of farmers
  • Plaint of oboists
  • Platitude of sophomores
  • Plenitude of freshmen
  • Pluck of firefighters
  • Plunder of goons
  • Pocket of oranges
  • Pod of peas
  • Podium of orators
  • Poke of fencers
  • Ponder of philosophers
  • Portfolio of pictures
  • Portfolio of stockbrokers
  • Posse of police/sheriffs
  • Posse of posers
  • Postponement of trains
  • Pot of dieters
  • Pouf of hairdressers
  • Pound of carpenters/Englishmen/pianists
  • Poverty of pipers
  • Prance of equestrians
  • Pratfall of clowns
  • Preserve of jam
  • Pride of griffins
  • Profit of gurus
  • Promise of bartenders/tapsters
  • Promise of tomorrows
  • Prudence of vicars
  • Pull of silk-screens
  • Pummel of masseurs
  • Pumphouse of egos
  • Punnet of strawberries
  • Purse of winnings
  • Quake of seismologists
  • Quicksand of credit cards
  • Quiver of arrows
  • Quiver of rebuttals
  • Race of jockeys
  • Rack of gears
  • Raft of swimmers
  • Rage of maidens
  • Rage of teeth
  • Rainbow of reasons
  • Range of hills/mountains/ovens
  • Rash of dermatologists
  • Rasp of lawnmowers
  • Ream of paper
  • Reflection of narcissists
  • Regiment of hypocrites
  • Rendering of architects
  • Retinue of ophthalmologists
  • Riches of matrons
  • Richness of martins




Examples of Collective Nouns List R-S

  • Riffraff of knaves
  • Ring of boxers/jewellers/keys
  • Roll of coins/drummers/gamblers
  • Rope of onions
  • Round of drinks
  • Round of mailmen
  • Rout of schoolboys
  • Row of oarsmen
  • Royalty of princesses
  • Sack of quarterbacks
  • Salvo of shells
  • Samba of shopping carts
  • Sample of salesmen
  • Saunter of cowboys
  • Scale of ichthyologists
  • Scam of con artists
  • Scandal of shoes
  • Schedule of activities
  • Scheme of swindlers
  • School of clerks
  • Scolding of seamstresses
  • Scoop of journalists
  • Scoop of reporters
  • Score of bachelors
  • Score of years
  • Scream of newsboys
  • Sea of troubles
  • Seat of ushers
  • Series of exams
  • Series of radiologists
  • Sesame of locksmiths
  • Set of bowls/golf clubs/numbers/tools/utensils
  • Sheaf of corn
  • Sheaf of wheat
  • Shield of icons
  • Shortage of dwarves
  • Shot of paediatricians
  • Shout of winners
  • Shower of bullets
  • Shower of meteorologists
  • Shudder of washing machines
  • Shuffle of bureaucrats
  • Shuttle of weavers
  • Sign of cymbals
  • Skein of silk
  • Skitter of golf carts
  • Skulk of friars
  • Slab of morticians
  • Slate of candidates
  • Slaver of gluttons
  • Slew of exterminators
  • Slew of homework
  • Slouch of models
  • Snap of photographers
  • Soar of kites
  • Sodom of shepherds
  • Soufflé of clouds
  • Soupçon of chefs
  • Spill of busboys
  • Spite of prima donnas
  • Splash of puddles
  • Split of debtors
  • Splurge of sponsors
  • Sprawl of malls
  • Spread of nymphomaniacs
  • Spread of sticklebacks
  • Sprig of vegetarians
  • Sprinkling of gardeners
  • Squadron of cavalry
  • Squash of sermons
  • Squeal of nieces
  • Squint of proof-readers
  • Stable of prostitutes
  • Stack of newspapers
  • Staff of employees
  • Staff of teachers
  • Stalk of foresters
  • Stampede of philatelists
  • State of princes
  • Steam of turds




Examples of Collective Nouns List S-Y

  • Stench of zombies
  • Stock of portfolio managers
  • Store of gypsies
  • Storm of paratroopers
  • String of beads/jobs/pearls
  • String of violinists
  • Stud of poker players
  • Subtlety of designers
  • Subtlety of sergeants
  • Suffocation of aunts
  • Suite of furniture
  • Suite of rooms
  • Superfluity of nuns
  • Superfluity of similes
  • Sute of bloodhounds
  • Swarm of earthquakes
  • Swarm of suitors
  • Sweetness of sopranos
  • Swelter of blankets
  • Swirl of paisleys
  • Syndicate of capitalists
  • Table of actuaries
  • Tantrum of decorators
  • Team of athletes/footballers/players/workers
  • Tenet of palindromes
  • Tenure of professors
  • Thicket of idiots
  • Thought of barons
  • Thrall of bridegrooms
  • Threatening of courtiers
  • Thrill of brides
  • Thrill of fans
  • Tiding of magpies
  • Tilt of windmills
  • Tincture of pharmacists
  • Tissue of lies
  • Toil of peasants
  • Torment of trainers
  • Trajectory of astronauts
  • Trance of lovers
  • Travesty of transvestites
  • Tray of dieticians
  • Tree of genealogists
  • Tribe of natives
  • Trip of hippies
  • Troop of mushrooms
  • Troupe of acrobats/artistes/dancers/performers
  • Trove of treasure
  • Truss of hay
  • Tumbler of gymnasts
  • Tumult of tuba players
  • Twaddle of public speakers
  • Twangle of harps
  • Tyranny of dictators
  • Unction of undertakers
  • Unemployment of graduates
  • Untruth of summoners
  • Uprising of mountaineers
  • Vane of directions
  • Veneer of newscasters
  • Vigilance of environmentalists
  • Village of gays
  • Virtue of patients
  • Vision of optometrists
  • Wad of bills/money/notes
  • Wail of sirens
  • Wake of buzzards
  • Wash of emotions
  • Watch of swiss
  • Wave of surfers
  • Wealth of documents/information/millionaires
  • Wheel of potters
  • Wheeze of joggers
  • Whiplash of potholes
  • Wisdom of grandparents
  • Worship of writers
  • Wunch of bankers
  • Yoke of pilots

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