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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 nounsEdit

AEdit

Words beginning "aa - an"

Words beginning "am - az"

BEdit

Words beginning "ba - bl"

Words beginning "bm - bz"

CEdit

Words beginning "ca - cl"

Words beginning "cm - cz"

DEdit

EEdit

FEdit

Words beginning "fa - fl"

Words beginning "fm - fz"

fleet

GEdit

Words beginning "ga - gl"

Words beginning "gm - gz"

HEdit

Words beginning "ha - hl"

Words beginning "hm - hz"

IEdit

Words beginning "ia - il"

Words beginning "im - iz"

JEdit

Words beginning "ja - jl"

Words beginning "jm - jz"

KEdit

Words beginning "ka - kl"

Words beginning "km - kz"

LEdit

Words beginning "la - ll"

Words beginning "lm - lz"

MEdit

Words beginning "ma - ml"

Words beginning "mm - mz"

NEdit

Words beginning "na - nl"

Words beginning "nm - nz"


OEdit

PEdit

Words beginning "pa - pl"

Words beginning "pm - pz"

QEdit

REdit

Words beginning "ra - rl"

Words beginning "rm - rz"

SEdit

Words beginning "sa - sl"

Words beginning "sm - sz"

TEdit

Words beginning "ta - tl"

Words beginning "tm - tz"

UEdit

Words beginning "ua - ul"


Words beginning "um - uz"


VEdit

List of nouns represented by collectivesEdit

AEdit

Words beginning "aa - al"


Words beginning "am - az"

BEdit

Words beginning "ba - bl"

Words beginning "bm - bz"

CEdit

Words beginning "ca - cl"

Words beginning "cm - cz"

DEdit

Words beginning "da - dl"

Words beginning "dm - dz"


EEdit

Words beginning "ea - el"

Words beginning "em - ez"

FEdit

Words beginning "fa - fl"

Words beginning "fm - fz"

GEdit

Words beginning "ga - gl"

Words beginning "gm - gz"

HEdit

Words beginning "ha - hl"

Words beginning "hm - hz"


IEdit

Words beginning "ia - il"

Words beginning "im - iz"

JEdit

Words beginning "ja - jl"

Words beginning "jm - jz"


KEdit

Words beginning "ka - kl"

Words beginning "km - kz"

LEdit

Words beginning "la - ll"

Words beginning "lm - lz"

MEdit

Words beginning "ma - ml"

Words beginning "mm - mz"

NEdit

Words beginning "na - nl"

Words beginning "nm - nz"

OEdit

Words beginning "oa - ol"

Words beginning "om - oz"

PEdit

Words beginning "pa - pl"

Words beginning "pm - pz"

QEdit

Words beginning "qa - qul"

Words beginning "qum - quz"

REdit

Words beginning "ra - rl"

Words beginning "rm - rz"

SEdit

Words beginning "sa - sl"

Words beginning "sm - sz"

TEdit

Words beginning "ta - tl"

Words beginning "tm - tz"

UEdit

Words beginning "ua - uz"

VEdit

WEdit

Words beginning "wa - wl"

Words beginning "wm - wz"

XEdit

YEdit

ZEdit

Words beginning "za - zl"

Words beginning "zm - zz"

ReferenceEdit

  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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