Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

symphony orchestra
a large orchestra; can perform symphonies
 
Ordnance Survey
the official cartography agency of the British government
 
flight
an air force unit smaller than a squadron
 
trade
people who perform a particular kind of skilled work
 
Tupac Katari Guerrilla Army
a terrorist group that is the remnants of the original Bolivian insurgents trained by Che Guevara; attacks small unprotected targets such as power pylons or oil pipelines or government buildings
 
Methodist Church
a Protestant denomination founded on the principles of John Wesley and Charles Wesley
 
board of selectmen
a board of officials elected to administer the public business of a New England town
 
Special Air Service
a specialist regiment of the British army that is trained in commando techniques of warfare and used in clandestine operations (especially against terrorist groups)
 
host
any organization that provides resources and facilities for a function or event
 
Tang dynasty
the imperial dynasty of China from 618 to 907
 
public library
a nonprofit library maintained for public use
 
plastics industry
an industry that manufactures plastic articles
 
run
an unbroken series of events
 
venture capitalism
capitalism that invests in innovative enterprises (especially high technology) where the potential profits are large
 
picket
a detachment of troops guarding an army from surprise attack
 
Islamic Group of Uzbekistan
a terrorist group of Islamic militants formed in 1996; opposes Uzbekistan's secular regime and wants to establish an Islamic state in central Asia; is a conduit for drugs from Afghanistan to central Asian countries
 
underwood
the brush (small trees and bushes and ferns etc.) growing beneath taller trees in a wood or forest
 
flow
dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas
 
at home
a reception held in your own home
 
zoning commission
a commission delegated to supervise the zoning of areas for residential or commercial use
 
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