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Dictionary of collective nouns and group terms

by Ivan George Sparkes

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Published by Gale Research Co. in Detroit, MI .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- Terms and phrases.,
  • English language -- Collective nouns -- Dictionaries.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementIvan G. Sparkes.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1689 .S69 1983
    The Physical Object
    Pagination191 p. ;
    Number of Pages191
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3171812M
    ISBN 100810320169
    LC Control Number83014012

    Could someone whose opinion of collective nouns is slightly more NPOV than my personal burning hatred point out in the intro to the article that collective nouns are not a fixed construction of the English language -- one can refer to a group of any sort of thing as just that, a "group", or indeed mix and match in any way one sees fit. Collective nouns are notoriously difficult to authenticate but during research, although I could not find official clarification that warren is an authentic collective noun, I have seen other references to its use so I have decided to include it. A WARREN of rabbits.

    Strangely, terms of venery is a collective noun that means a group of animals. And, many of these animal groups have colorful, fanciful names: a murder of crows, a covey of partridges, a clowder of cats. Many of the group names can be traced back to The Book of Saint Albans, published in , about angling, hawking, and hunting. The book is. Jan 30,  · Buy Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms by Ivan G. Sparkes (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(2).

    Feb 04,  · collective noun (plural collective nouns) (grammar) A noun which, though singular, refers to a group of things or animals. Examples: a school of fish, a pride of lions. Bibliography for the Collective Noun Page. Book links on local pages provided in association with. The Book of Hawking and Hunting (also known as The Book of St. Albans), by Dame Juliana Barnes, ISBN ; A Crash of Rhinoceroses: A Dictionary of Collective Nouns, by Rex Collings, published by Moger Bell, ISBN


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Sparkes. Many animals, particularly domesticated, have specific names for males, females, young, and groups. The best-known source of many English words used for collective groupings of animals is The Book of Saint Albans, an essay on hunting published in and attributed to Juliana Berners.

Most terms used here may be found in common dictionaries and general information web sites. Collective nouns are nouns that refer to a collection or group of multiple people, animals, or things.

The difference is that collective nouns refer to a group of individuals in a single unit, whereas plural nouns refer to multiple individuals.

Which of the following is a collective noun that refers to a group of animals. a) book b. Collective noun definition, a noun, as herd, jury, or clergy, that appears singular in formal shape but denotes a group of persons or objects.

See more. Get this from a library. A dictionary of collective nouns and group terms. [Ivan G Sparkes]. Dictionary of collective nouns and group terms [Ivan George Sparkes] on simplicityhsd.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Sparkes, Ivan GeorgeAuthor: Ivan George Sparkes. Collective noun definition: A collective noun is a noun such as 'family' or ' team ' that refers to a group of people | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples USAGE Collective nouns are usually used with singular verbs: the family is on holiday; General Motors is mounting a big sales campaign.

The collective noun for a. Collective nouns synonyms, Collective nouns pronunciation, Collective nouns translation, English dictionary definition of Collective nouns. Collective nouns are nouns that refer to a collection or group of multiple people, animals, or things.

Feb 02,  · Here is a list of collective nouns in alphabetical order. Note that many of these terms are humorous and appear only in word lists. A []. aerie of eagles. Collective nouns denote groups of people, animals, objects, concepts, or ideas as a single entity. Read on to enjoy some examples.

Typically, words that identify more than one person, place, or thing are made plural in the English language. Pronunciations, definitions, etymologies, and historical anecdotes make this beautiful book an entertaining read, a standout reference, and a visual treat. Language lovers and art appreciators alike will be captivated by this gem, rich in word and image.

Category: Reference A Dictionary Of Collective Nouns And Group Terms. Definition, Examples of Collective Nouns. Home» The Writer’s Dictionary» What is a Collective Noun.

Definition, Examples of Collective Nouns. Even though a collective noun might refer to a group of people, the group itself is a thing. As a result, the thing requires a third. A collective noun (e.g., team, group, herd) is a word that denotes a group of people or things.

A collective noun looks singular, but it can be treated as singular or plural depending on whether the word refers to the group as a single entity or to its members as individuals. Dec 21,  · Subtitle: Being a compendium of more than collective nouns, group terms, and phrases, that from medieval to modern times have described companies of persons, birds, insects, animals, professions, and objects Includes bibliographical references (page 11) and indexPages: Obsolete collective nouns for a group of ravens (or at least the common raven) include unkindness and conspiracy.

Others, especially words belonging to the large subset of collective nouns known as "terms of venery" (words for groups of animals), are specific to one kind of constituent object.

Browse our dictionary apps today and ensure. What is surprising about The Book of Saint Albans is not that it contains words for groups of game animals, but that it contains a number of terms that aren't about the hunt at all: collective nouns for groups of people.

The inclusion of these fanciful names for groups of people hints that perhaps collective nouns are founded as much in whimsy as in fact. It may be noted that despite the existence of these collective nouns, ordinarily a group of plovers, starlings or owls will most likely be denoted, in both spoken and written English, by the term flock and not congregation, murmuration or parliament.

Actual evidence of these 'proper' terms in genuine use is either sketchy or non-existent. Noun definition is - any member of a class of words that typically can be combined with determiners to serve as the subject of a verb, can be interpreted as singular or plural, can be replaced with a pronoun, and refer to an entity, quality, state, action, or concept.

How to use noun in a sentence. What is a noun. collective noun definition: a noun that describes a group of things or people as a unit. "Family" and "flock" are examples of collective nouns.

Thesaurus: synonyms and related words. Linguistics: parts of speech Any opinions in the examples do not represent the opinion of the Cambridge Dictionary editors or of Cambridge University. In linguistics, a collective noun is a collection of things taken as a whole.

Most collective nouns in everyday speech are not specific to one kind of thing, such as the word "group", which can be applied to people ("a group of people") or dogs ("a group of dogs") or other things. Some collective nouns are specific to one kind of thing, especially terms of venery, which identify groups of.

A collective noun names an aggregate of individuals or things with a singular form. For example, ensemble, group, collective nouns. Source: The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style Author(s): Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.There is a unique collective noun for any group of animals.

Did you know a group of skunks was called a stench? We may not often use them, but it's still good to know the names for groups of animals - even if it's just to wow your friends. more modern terms for animal groups can have a fun twist, We've gathered together a list of collective a. a cooperative enterprise or unit, such as a collective farm b.

the members of such a cooperative collective[kə′lek·tiv] (meteorology) In aviation weather observations, a group of observations transmitted in prescribed order by stations on the same long-line teletypewriter circuit.

Also known as sequence. collective The method of.