Collective Nouns For Things List

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What is a Collective Noun?

Let´s remember: Collective nouns are nouns which are used to refer to a group of animals, people, things, etc. You might probably know that the term herd is used to refer to a group of cows. Similarly, a swarm is a collective noun for a group of bees.

Comprehensive List of Collective Nouns for Things or Objects

Collective nouns for things can also help us to visualize a scene better. Collective nouns are also helpful because they add variety to our language. They allow us to avoid using the same words repeatedly, which can make our writing and speech more interesting and engaging.

A deck of cards A stroke of luck A bunch of books
An item/A piece of furniture A pile of money A bunch of keys
A pane of glass A bit/A piece/An item of news A bunch of keys
A blade of grass A drop of rain A chest of drawers
A bale of hay A ray of sunshine A clump of reeds
A glimmer of hope A pinch of salt A deck of cards
A piece of jewellery A bar of soap A fleet of ships
A bolt/A flash of Lightning A tube of toothpaste A fleet of vehicles
A stroke of luck A ball of wool A flight of stairs
A pile of money A bar of soap A gallon of gasoline
A bit/A piece/An item of news A battery of tests A group of friends
A drop of rain A bolt of lightning A group of islands
A ray of sunshine A bunch of books A grove of trees
A pinch of salt A bunch of keys A hedge of bushes
A bar of soap A chest of drawers A library of books
A tube of toothpaste A clump of reeds A pack of cards
A ball of wool A deck of cards A pair of shoes
A bar of soap A fleet of ships A piece of furniture
A battery of tests A fleet of vehicles A piece of paper
A bolt of lightning A flight of stairs A quiver of arrows
A bunch of books A gallon of gasoline A ream of paper
A bunch of keys A group of friends A roll of film/cloth
A bunch of keys A group of islands A series of events
A chest of drawers A grove of trees A set of books
A clump of reeds A hedge of bushes A set of tools
A deck of cards A library of books A sheaf of notes/papers/arrows/corn
A fleet of ships A pack of cards A shelf of books
A fleet of vehicles A pair of shoes A stack of chairs
A flight of stairs A piece of furniture A string of beads
A gallon of gasoline A piece of paper A suite of furniture
A group of friends A quiver of arrows A suite of rooms
A group of islands A ream of paper A tube of toothpaste
A grove of trees A roll of film/cloth A wad of notes
A hedge of bushes A series of events An agenda of tasks
A library of books A set of books An album of stamps/autographs/photographs
A pack of cards A set of tools

There are countless things that can be grouped together with collective nouns. Some collective nouns for things have unusual origins. For example, a “murder of crows” comes from the belief that crows gather around a dead crow to investigate its death.

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