What is a collective noun?
A collective noun is a noun such as 'team' or 'fleet' that refers to a group of people or things. The collective noun for a group of telecoms regulators is a broad band. A collective noun is a special kind of noun that refers to a collection of objects — often animals — such as a flock of birds, or a pride of lions. Given below is the complete list of all the collective nouns that are in current usage, as of the year 2018.



List of Collective Nouns (A-Z)

subject collective noun
aardvarksarmoury
academicsfaculty
accidentspile
accountantsbalance
acrobatstroupe
activitiesschedule
actorscast
actressesentrance
actuariestable
adderssum
administratorsnetwork
admiralsbridge
adolescentsacne
advocatesargument
aeroplanesflight
agentsdeal
aircraftflight
albatrossesrookery
aliens (extraterrestrial)attack
aliens (noncitizens)boatload
alligatorscongregation
alpacasherd
ambassadorsdelegation
ambulancesfleet
ammunitioncache
amoebasooze
anatomistscorps
angelshost
anglerscatch
animalsherd
antelopesherd
antsarmy
apartmentsblock
apesshrewdness
applesbushel
apple treesorchard
archer fishcompany
archerscompany
architectsrendering
armadillosroll
armoured carscolumn
armscache
arrowsquiver
artmuseum
artillerybattery
artistestroupe
asparagusbundle
assesherd
asteroidsbelt
astrologersknot
astronautstrajectory
astronomersgalaxy
athletesteam
attendantsentourage
attorneysgreed
auctioneershammer
auksflock
auntssuffocation
Aussiesoutback
authorsadvance
avocetscolony
baboonstroop
bachelorsscore
bacteriaculture
badgerscete
bakersaroma
balloonsfestival
bananashand
bankerswunch
baptistsimmersion
barbersbabble
baronsthought
barracudabattery
bartenderspromise
bassfleet
batscolony
beadsstring
beanshill
bearssleuth
beautiesbevy
beautiful ladiesbevy
beaverscolony
beesswarm
beggarsfighting
bellspeal
billswad
birdsflock
bishopsbench
bisongang
bitternssedge
blanketsswelter
bloodhoundssute
blossomsflourish
boarsherd
boatsfleet
bobolinkschain
bombscluster
bookkeepersaudit
bookslibrary
bottlescouple
bowlsset
boxersring
boysblush
bratspassel
breadbatch
bridegroomsthrall
bridesthrill
bucksherd
budgerigarsflock
buffaloesherd
bulletsshower
bullfinchesbellowing
bullocksdrove
bureaucratsshuffle
busesfleet
busboysspill
busheshedge
bustardsflock
butchersgoring
butlersdraught
butterfliesflight
butterfly fishschool
buzzardswake
camelsflock
canariesopera
candidatesslate
candiesmint
canyonsmaze
capitalistssyndicate
cardinalsconclave
cardsdeck
caribouherd
carpenterspound
carsfleet
caterpillarsarmy
Catholicsmass
catsclowder
cattleherd
cavalrysquadron
cellistsparenthesis
cellphonesbabel
censorsomitting
chairsfold
chamoisherd
chartered planesfleet
cheerleadersfrenzy
cheetahscoalition
chefssoupçon
chemistscolloid
chess playersboard
chickensbrood
childreningratitude
chimpanzeeswhoop
chinchillasherd
choughschattering
churchgoerscongregation
churlscluster
circuitsbank
clamsbed
clerksschool
clothesbundle
cloudssoufflé
clownspratfall
coachesfleet
cobblerscutting
cobrasquiver
cockatooschattering
cockroachesintrusion
codlap
coinsroll
collective nounscatch
coltsrag
comediansgaggle
commercialsglut
commutersdash
computer operatorsbyte
computer programmersmegabyte
composerschorus
computerscluster
con artistsscam
concubinesharem
condimentsaccompaniment
coniesbury
construction workerspiling
contestantsfrenzy
convictsgang
cookshastiness
cootscommotion
cormorantsflight
cornsheaf
cottonbale
coughschattering
courtesansharem
courtiersthreatening
cousinscountryside
cowboyssaunter
cowsherd
coyotesband
crabsscuttle
cranesherd
creditorscurse
credit cardsquicksand
cricketerseleven
cricketsorchestra
criticspan
crocodilesbask
crowsmurder
cubslitter
cuckoldsincredibility
curatescharge
curlewshead
curscowardice
cymbalssign
cynicsbark
dancerstroupe
deansdecorum
debtmountain
debtorssplit
debutantesdiffidence
decoratorstantrum
deerherd
dentistsamalgam
dermatologistsrash
designerssubtlety
devilslegion
diamondscluster
diapersload
diceluck
dictatorstyranny
dictionariesmeaning
dieterspot
dieticianstray
dinosaursherd
diplomatsbranle
directionsvane
directorsboard
dirty clothesboard
divorceesdesperation
doctorsdoctrine
documentswealth
dodosextinction
dogspack
dollarsfistful
dolphinspod
dominoesfalling
donkeysherd
dotterelstrip
dovesbevy
dowagersbevy
dragonsflight
drawerschest
drinksround
drugscocktail
drummersroll
drumskettle
drunksload
ducklingsfleet
ducksflock
dunbirdsflight
duncesconfederacy
dungpile
dunlinsfling
dustpile
dwarvesshortage
eaglesconvocation
earthquakesswarm
economistsdeficit
editorserudition
eelsswarm
eggsclutch
egospumphouse
elandherd
electorscollege
electriciansgrid
elephantsherd
elkherd
elvesdrove
embarrassmentsblush
emotionswash
employeesstaff
emusmob
engineersdesign
Englishmenpound
environmentalistsvigilance
equestriansprance
errandshassle
errorscomedy
estimationsbout
eventschain
examsseries
executivesboard
expertspanel
exterminatorsslew
fairiesherd
falconscast
familiesclutch
fansthrill
farmersplain
fathersdistraction
fencerspoke
ferretsbusiness
finchescharm
figure skatersaxel
firebaptism
firefighterspluck
firewoodfagot
fireworksexultation
firefliesconflagration
fishschool
fishermendrift
flagsbunting
flamingosstand
flatsblock
fliesswarm
floristsbouquet
flowersbouquet
flutistsflutter
foodpantry
foolscompany
footballersteam
forestersstalk
fowlroost
foxesskulk
freezersglacier
Frenchmenpeck
freshmenplenitude
friarsskulk
friendscircle
frogsArmy
fruitsbasket
fruittreesorchard
fungicolony
furnituresuite
gamblersroll
gangstersmob
garbagepile
gardenerssprinkling
gastroenterologistsmovement
gaysvillage
gearsrack
geeseflock
geldingsclipping
genealogiststree
generalsglitter
geneticistshelix
geologistsconglomerate
gerbilshorde
Germansgross
ghostsfright
giraffesherd
girlsgiggle
gloveselicat
glazierscrash
gluttonsslaver
gnatscloud
gnusherd
goatsherd
godspantheon
goldhoard
goldfinchescharm
goldfishglint
golf ballsflight
golf cartsskitter
golf clubsset
golferslie
goonsplunder
gorillasband
goshawksflight
goslingsskein
gossipsdish
gourmandsdelicatessen
gourmetsdelicatessen
governessesgalaxy
graduate studentsfortitude
graduatesunemployment
graffitieyesore
grammariansconjunction
grandparentswisdom
grapesbunch
grassesfistful
grasshopperscloud
greeting cardsbromide
greyhoundsleash
griffinspride
gritsmess
grousecovey
guillemotsbazaar
guinea pigsgroup
guitaristsfret
gullscolony
gunfirehail
gunsbattery
gunshipshailstorm
gurusprofit
gymnaststumbler
gynaecologistshandful
gypsiesstore
hackerscruft
hairlock
hairdresserspouf
hamstershorde
hangersjangle
haresdown
harlotsherd
harpistsmelody
harpstwangle
hartsherd
hawkscast
haytruss
hedgehogsprickle
heirsexpectation
helicoptershover
hensbrood
hermitsobservance
heronssiege
herringsglean
hidesdicker
hillsrange
hindsparcel
hippiestrip
hippopotamusesbloat
historiansargumentation
hogssounder
homeworkslew
homosexualsensemble
hornetsnest
horsemencavalcade
horsesherd
hostlerslaughter
houndspack
housekeepersforesight
houseshuddle
hummingbirdscharm
huntersblast
husbandsmultiplying
hyenasclan
hypocritesregiment
ibexherd
ibisescolony
icefloe
icebergsdrift
ice creambowl
ice cream cartschime
ichthyologistsscale
iconsshield
ideasfloodlight
idiotsthicket
iguanasmess
impalascouple
impressionistsblur
infantrycrèche
informationwealth
in-lawsimposition
insectsswarm
instrumentsparley
Irishmenpint
islandschain
Italiansexplosion
jackdawsband
jaguarsprowl
jampreserve
jaysband
jellyfishfluther
jetsfleet
jewellersring
jewelerycache
jobsstring
jockeysrace
joggerswheeze
journalistsscoop
judgesbench
jugglersneverthriving
juicepack
juniorsgratitude
jurorsdamning
kangaroosmob
kestrelshover
keysring
kidscaper
keglersbowl
kingfishersrealm
kingsline
kitessoar
kittenskindle
kleptomaniacsclutch
knavesriffraff
knightsbanner
knotscluster
laborersgang
ladiesbevy
ladybirdsloveliness
lambsfall
landlordslaches
lapwingsdeceit
larksexaltation
lawnmowersrasp
lawyershuddle
leavesautumn
lecturersdrift
leopardsleap
leperscolony
lesbianstough
lettersbudget
leveretskindle
liarsglorifying
librarianscatalogue
licecolony
liestissue
linespencil
linguistsbabble
lionspride
listenersaudience
lizardslounge
llamasherd
loafersmultiplication
loavesbatch
lobbyistsbuttonhole
localsplague
lobstersrisk
locksmithssesame
locustsplague
lolliespacket
lordsleaping
lorriesfleet
lovebirdspair
loverstrance
luggageodyssey
luminariesarray
lutistslitany
lynxchain
lyricistsbridge
machine gunsnest
mackerelshoal
magazineslabyrinth
magiciansillusion
magistratesbench
magpiestiding
maidensrage
mailmenround
mallardssord
mallssprawl
managersasylum
manicuristsfile
mapsatlas
maresstud
marinesmuscle
martensrichness
martinsrichess
masseurspummel
mastersexample
matadorspavanne
matchesbook
mathematiciansnumber
matronsriches
mechanicsclutch
mediatorscompromise
meerkatsclan
memberscouncil
menband
merchantsfaith
merlinscast
messengersdiligence
metallurgistsamalgamation
meteorologistsshower
micenest
microbiologistscolony
midgesbite
midwivesexpectation
millionaireswealth
ministersassembly
minksrichness
minnowsstream
misershorde
mockingbirdsimpression
modelsslouch
molescompany
moneywad
mongoosesband
mongrelsménage
monitorsbank
monkeystroop
monksabominable sight
monstersbestiary
moorhensplump
mooseherd
Mormonsbook
morning gloriesdawn
morticiansslab
mosquitoesscourge
mothersconsternation
mothers-in-lawmutter
motorcyclistsclutch
mountaineersuprising
mountainsrange
mournerscortege
mud hensfleet
mulesbarren
museumsmarch
mushroomstroop
musiciansband
musselsbed
narcissistsreflection
nationsleague
nativestribe
neighboursannoyance
nervesbundle
nestlingsbrood
newsboysscream
newscastersveneer
newspapersstack
newtsarmada
niecessqueal
nightingaleswatch
night watchmenpallor
northernersfreeze
noteswad
nounscollective
noisesgallimaufry
numbersset
nunssuperfluity
nursesdearth
nymphomaniacsspread
oarsmenrow
objectscollection
oboistsplaint
octopusesconsortium
office boysogle
officersmess
oncologistslump
onionsrope
onlookerscrowd
operasgrandiosity
ophthalmologistsretinue
optometristsvision
orangespocket
orangutansbuffoonery
oratorspodium
orchidscoterie
orgiastsconcatenation
orphansabandonment
orthodontistsbrace
orthopaedistscast
osteopathsjoint
ostrichesflock
otologistsherd
ottersbevy
ovensrange
owlsparliament
oxbirdsfling
oxenherd
oystersbed
paintersillusion
paisleysswirl
palindromestenet
palm readershandful
pandasembarrassment
paparazziflash
paperream
paratroopersstorm
pardonerslying
parentspersistence
parishionerskneeling
parking attendantslot
parrotscompany
partridgescovey
pathologistsbody
patientsvirtue
peacocksmuster
pearlsstring
peaspod
peasantstoil
peddlersmalapertness
pediatriciansshot
pelicanscolony
penguinscolony
peoplecrowd
perchpack
percussionistsmeter
peregrinescadge
performerstroupe
pharmaciststincture
pheasantsbouquet
philatelistsstampede
philosophersponder
photographerssnap
photographsalbum
physicianscollege
physicistsnucleus
pianistspound
picturesportfolio
pigeonsflock
pigletslitter
pigsherd
pilchardsshoal
pilotsyoke
pintailsknob
piperspoverty
piratesband
planesflight
plantsnursery
playersteam
playing cardsdeck
ploverscongregation
plumbersflush
plumsbasket
pochardrush
poemsanthology
poetsiamb
poker playersstud
polar bearsaurora
polecatschine
policeposse
politiciansequivocation
poniesstring
Poodlessalon
porcupinesprickle
porpoisesschool
portersgrip
portfolio managersstock
posersposse
possumspassel
postal workersparcel
potholeswhiplash
pottagemess
potterswheel
poultryrun
prairie dogscoterie
preachersconverting
priestsmass
prima donnasspite
princesstate
princessesroyalty
principalslack
prisonerspity
producerspanic
professionsgamut
professorstenure
programmersarchive
proofreaderssquint
proseanthology
psychoanalystscomplex
psychologistscomplex
prostitutesstable
ptarmigansparliament
public speakerstwaddle
puddlessplash
puffinsraft
Pugsgrumble
pumaprowl
punsgroan
puppieslitter
pyromaniacsblaze
quailbevy
Quakersmeeting
quarterbackssack
questionsnumber
quiltshotbed
rabbitscolony
raccoonsgaze
racehorsesstring
radiologistsseries
ragsbundle
ramsbattery
ratspack
rattlesnakesrhumba
ravensunkindness
realtorslot
reasonsrainbow
rebuttalsquiver
redwingcrowd
reedsclump
refugeesflight
reindeerherd
relativesdescent
repairmenovercharge
reportersscoop
reviewerspan
rhinocerosescrash
richesembarrassment
riotersmelee
robbersband
robinsworm
roe deerbevy
robotscog
rooksbuilding
roomssuite
rosesbouquet
ruffshill
ruinsheap
runnersfield
sailorscrew
saintscalendar
salesmensample
salmonbind
saltlot
sandheap
sandpipersfling
sardinesfamily
satellitesorbit
savageshorde
scholarsbrow
schoolboysrout
Scotsclan
seagullsflock
Sea horsesherd
sealsherd
seamstressesscolding
seismologistsquake
senatorshouse
seniorsattitude
sergeantssubtlety
sermonssquash
servantsobeisance
shadshoal
sharksschool
sheepherd
sheldrakesdopping
shellssalvo
shepherdsSodom
sheriffsposse
shipsfleet
shoemakersblackening
shoesscandal
shopperscrush
shopping cartssamba
shrimpstroup
silk-screenspull
silkskein
similessuperfluity
singerschoir
sirenswail
skunksstench
slavescoffle
slothsslumber
slugscornucopia
smokersbillow
snailsrout
snakesden
snipewhisper
softwarecrash
soldiersarmy
sophomoresplatitude
sopranossweetness
sparrowshost
spiderscluster
spiesduplicity
sponsorssplurge
squirrelsscurry
stairsflight
stalkersfollowing
stampsalbum
starfishgalaxy
starletsgalaxy
starlingsmurmuration
starsgalaxy
statisticiansnumber
stepsflight
stewardscredence
sticklebacksspread
sticksfagot
stingraysfever
stoatspack
stockbrokersportfolio
storksmuster
strawberriespunnet
strumpetsflourish
studentsclass
submarinespack
suitcasespack
suitorsswarm
summonersuntruth
sundaysmonth
surferswave
surgeonsincision
surprisesboo
surveyorschain
suspectsfidget
swallowsflight
swansbevy
swiftsflock
swimmersraft
swindlersscheme
swinesounder
swingersorgy
Swisswatch
swordfishflotilla
sycophantsgush
tailorsdisguising
tanksclank
tapirscandle
tapsterspromise
tartsjam
tasksagenda
taxischarge
teachersstaff
tealsspring
teddy bearshug
teenagersattitude
teethrage
termitescolony
terriersterror
testiclesclutch
testsbattery
Texansmob
thievesgang
thingsbunch
thrushesmutation
tigersstreak
toadsknot
tomorrowspromise
toolsset
tortoisescreep
toucansdurante
touristsflock
toysassembly
trainspostponement
trainerstorment
tranquilizersequanimity
transvestitestravesty
trashheap
treasuretrove
treesclump
troopsparel
troublessea
trouthover
trucksconvoy
trumpetsflourish
trusteesboard
truthspithy
tuba playerstumult
tunafloat
turdssteam
turkeysraffle
turtledovespitying
turtlesbale
umbrellasphalanx
umpirespanel
undertakersunction
unicornsblessing
used car salesmengreat deal
ushersseat
utensilsset
vacationerspeel
vampirescoven
vansfleet
vegetablesbasket
vegetarianssprig
vehiclesconvoy
vendorshaggle
vesselsfleet
vicarsprudence
violinistsstring
vipersnest
volescolony
votersconstituency
vultureswake
wagersbook
waitersabsence
walkersamble
wallabiesmob
walrusesherd
warshipsarmada
warthogssounder
washing machinesshudder
waspsnest
waterfowlplump
weaponscache
weaselssneak
weaversshuttle
whalesschool
wheatsheaf
whelpslitter
whitingpod
whoresparliament
widgeoncompany
widowsambush
wildcatsdestruction
wildebeestherd
wildfowlplump
willowsbend
windmillstilt
wine tastersbouquet
wing commandersflush
winnersshout
winningspurse
witchescoven
wivesimpatience
wizardscongeries
wolvespack
wombatsmob
womengaggle
woodcord
woodcocksfall
woodpeckersdescent
woodwindscord
woolbale
wordscharm
workersteam
wormsclew
worshiperscongregation
wrensherd
wrestlersclutch
writersworship
yachtsfleet
yaksherd
yearsscore
yeomenfellowship
yesterdaysflight
yogurtassortment
youthsoptimism
zebrasherd
zombiesstench


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