collective noun

Definition of collective noun

:a noun such as "team" or "flock" that refers to a group of people or things

Word by Word Definitions

collective play
  1. : denoting a number of persons or things considered as one group or whole

  2. : formed by collecting : aggregated

  3. : multiple

  1. : a collective body : group

  2. : a cooperative unit or organization

  3. : a helicopter control system governing lift

noun play
  1. : any member of a class of words that typically can be combined with determiners (see determiner b) 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


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