Appendix:English collective nouns

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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.

In the lists which follow, terms marked with a + belong to the 15th-century list of "proper terms" contained in the Book of St Albans. Many of these are fanciful or humorous terms which have never had any real currency, but have been taken up by various antiquarian writers.[1]

The lists are given in two formats, as shown below.

Contents: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


List of collective nouns[edit]

A[edit]

Words beginning "aa - an"

Words beginning "am - az"

B[edit]

Words beginning "ba - bl"

Words beginning "bm - bz"

C[edit]

Words beginning "ca - cl"

Words beginning "cm - cz"

D[edit]

E[edit]

F[edit]

Words beginning "fa - fl"

Words beginning "fm - fz"

fleet

G[edit]

Words beginning "ga - gl"

Words beginning "gm - gz"

H[edit]

Words beginning "ha - hl"

Words beginning "hm - hz"

I[edit]

Words beginning "ia - il"

Words beginning "im - iz"

J[edit]

Words beginning "ja - jl"

Words beginning "jm - jz"

K[edit]

Words beginning "ka - kl"

Words beginning "km - kz"

L[edit]

Words beginning "la - ll"

Words beginning "lm - lz"

M[edit]

Words beginning "ma - ml"

Words beginning "mm - mz"

N[edit]

Words beginning "na - nl"

Words beginning "nm - nz"


O[edit]

P[edit]

Words beginning "pa - pl"

Words beginning "pm - pz"

Q[edit]

R[edit]

Words beginning "ra - rl"

Words beginning "rm - rz"

S[edit]

Words beginning "sa - sl"

Words beginning "sm - sz"

T[edit]

Words beginning "ta - tl"

Words beginning "tm - tz"

U[edit]

Words beginning "ua - ul"


Words beginning "um - uz"


V[edit]

List of nouns represented by collectives[edit]

A[edit]

Words beginning "aa - al"


Words beginning "am - az"

B[edit]

Words beginning "ba - bl"

Words beginning "bm - bz"

C[edit]

Words beginning "ca - cl"

Words beginning "cm - cz"

D[edit]

Words beginning "da - dl"

Words beginning "dm - dz"


E[edit]

Words beginning "ea - el"

Words beginning "em - ez"

F[edit]

Words beginning "fa - fl"

Words beginning "fm - fz"

G[edit]

Words beginning "ga - gl"

Words beginning "gm - gz"

H[edit]

Words beginning "ha - hl"

Words beginning "hm - hz"


I[edit]

Words beginning "ia - il"

Words beginning "im - iz"

J[edit]

Words beginning "ja - jl"

Words beginning "jm - jz"


K[edit]

Words beginning "ka - kl"

Words beginning "km - kz"

L[edit]

Words beginning "la - ll"

Words beginning "lm - lz"

M[edit]

Words beginning "ma - ml"

Words beginning "mm - mz"

N[edit]

Words beginning "na - nl"

Words beginning "nm - nz"

O[edit]

Words beginning "oa - ol"

Words beginning "om - oz"

P[edit]

Words beginning "pa - pl"

Words beginning "pm - pz"

Q[edit]

Words beginning "qa - qul"

Words beginning "qum - quz"

R[edit]

Words beginning "ra - rl"

Words beginning "rm - rz"

S[edit]

Words beginning "sa - sl"

Words beginning "sm - sz"

T[edit]

Words beginning "ta - tl"

Words beginning "tm - tz"

U[edit]

Words beginning "ua - uz"

V[edit]

W[edit]

Words beginning "wa - wl"

Words beginning "wm - wz"

X[edit]

Y[edit]

Z[edit]

Words beginning "za - zl"

Words beginning "zm - zz"

Reference[edit]

  1. ^ Oxford Reference Dictionary, Oxford University Press, 1986.
  2. ^ clowder” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  3. ^ farrow” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  4. ^ gam” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  5. ^ gang” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  6. ^ herd” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  7. ^ herd” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  8. ^ kindle” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  9. ^ litter” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  10. ^ pack” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  11. ^ pack” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  12. ^ pack” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 pod. (n.d.). The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Retrieved November 29, 2006, from Dictionary.com website[1]
  14. ^ pride. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.0.1). Retrieved November 29, 2006, from Dictionary.com website[2]
  15. ^ punnet. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.0.1). Retrieved November 29, 2006, from Dictionary.com website[3]
  16. ^ rout. (n.d.). The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Retrieved November 29, 2006, from Dictionary.com website[4]
  17. ^ school. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.0.1). Retrieved November 29, 2006, from Dictionary.com website[5]
  18. ^ shrewdness. (n.d.). The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Retrieved November 29, 2006, from Dictionary.com website[6]
  19. ^ skulk. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.0.1). Retrieved November 29, 2006, from Dictionary.com website[7]
  20. ^ sounder. (n.d.). The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Retrieved November 29, 2006, from Dictionary.com website[8]
  21. ^ stable. (n.d.). The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Retrieved November 29, 2006, from Dictionary.com website[9]
  22. ^ string. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.0.1). Retrieved November 29, 2006, from Dictionary.com website[10]
  23. ^ team. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.0.1). Retrieved November 29, 2006, from Dictionary.com website[11]
  24. ^ team. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.0.1). Retrieved November 29, 2006, from Dictionary.com website[12]
  25. ^ trip. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.0.1). Retrieved November 29, 2006, from Dictionary.com website[13]
  26. ^ cete. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.0.1). Retrieved November 29, 2006, from Dictionary.com website[14]
  27. ^ sloth. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.0.1). Retrieved November 29, 2006, from Dictionary.com website[15]

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