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Collective Nouns for Objects and Concepts

Published Monday, July 17, 2006

A Collective noun is a noun that refers to a group of people or animals, objects or concepts. It is a noun that is singular in form representing a group as a unit. The English language provides some very colorful ways of naming groups of people or animals, objects or concepts, providing even multiple collective names for some. Sometime ago we looked at the Collective Nouns for Birds, People and Animals. Now this week we will be looking at a list of Collective Nouns for Objects and Concepts.

Check the list below and see how much you know, you will surely learn a few. They are listed in alphabetical order. Now you can use these collective Nouns of Concepts and Objects in your writings or through verbal communication. Alternative collective name (s) is given in bracket.

A wing of aircraft (flight)
A host of angels (chorus)
A quiver of arrows
A bundle of asparagus
A belt of asteroids

A bunch of bananas (hand)
A grove of bayonets
A carillon of bells (change, peal)
A flock of birds
A library of books
A batch of bread (caste)
A bavin of brushwood

A fleet of cars
A pack of cards (deck, hand)
A pile of binder clips
A rouleau of coins (roll)
A network of computers

A dossier of documents

A clutch of eggs

A herd of fairies
A bundle of firewood
A bed of flowers (bouquet, bunch, patch)
A colony of fungi

A pantheon of gods
A bunch of grapes (cluster)
A battery of guns

A slew of homework

A vagary of impediments
A wealth of information
A budget of inventions
A chain of islands (archipelago)

A cache of jewels

A ring of keys (bunch, set)

A fleet of lorries (convoy)

A wad of money
A bank of monitors
A range of mountains
A troop of mushrooms

A collective of nouns

A rope of onions
A coterie of orchids

A budget of papers
A string of pearls (rope)
A pod of peas
A phantasmagoria of phantoms
An anthology of poems
An anthology of prose

A rosary of quotations (mellificium)
A clump of reeds
A rabble of remedies
A nest of rumours

A quiver of rebuttals
An embarrassment of riches

A constellation of satellites
A fleet of ships (armada, flotilla)
A pair of shoes
A shrubbery of shrubs
A flight of stairs
A galaxy of stars (constellation)
An anthology of stories

An agenda of tasks
A bunch of things
A heap of trash
A stand of trees (clump, forest, grove)
A convoy of trucks

A blessing of unicorns


A book of wagers
A purse of winnings




Related Articles:
Collective Nouns for Birds
Collective Nouns of People
Collective Nouns of Animals

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At 1:17 PM, Blogger Orikinla Osinachi. said...
At 7:52 PM, Blogger R. Edmondson said...

I came here from the link to your blog on Nairaland.

I learnt some collective nouns I never knew before.

I hope you are faring well at home and at work?

Have a beautiful weekend.

Thank you and God bless.


Thank you for the recommendation on Nairaland to here. It is very much appreciated :)

I’m glad you have learned something from this post. We are never too old to learn something new each day.

I have find myself a little more busy than usual which is going to be much worse in the near future for sometime to come. However, apart from that, I can’t complain. As you know, life is never easy and with all the hustle and bustle of life I have to always take some quite time to give God thanks for everything especially, those things we take for granted.

I do hope you had a wonderful weekend yourself. All the best for the coming week.

Thank you.

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