Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Maktab al-Khidmat
a terrorist organization founded by Osama bin Laden in the 1980s to provide money and recruit fighters around the world; enlisted and transported thousands of men to Afghanistan to fight the Russians; a split in the group led bin Laden and the extremist faction of MAK to form al-Qaeda
 
parade
a ceremonial procession including people marching
 
Nazi Germany
the Nazi dictatorship under Hitler (1933-1945)
 
white knight
a company that is a friendly acquirer in a takeover
 
reception line
a line of people (hosts and guests of honor) who welcome the guests at a reception party
 
fleet
group of aircraft operating together under the same ownership
 
correspondence school
a school that teaches nonresident students by mail
 
infant school
British school for children aged 5-7
 
quadrumvirate
a group of four men
 
queue
a line of people or vehicles waiting for something
 
second string
a squad of players that are available either individually or as a team to relieve or replace the players who started the game
 
Northern Baptist Convention
an association of Northern Baptists
 
restaurant chain
a chain of restaurants
 
United States Air Force Academy
a school for training men and women to become officers in the United States Air Force
 
Mogul empire
an empire established by the Mogul conquerors of India that reigned from 1526 to 1857
 
discomfited
people who are defeated
 
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
a terrorist group of limited popularity formed in 1967 after the Six-Day War; combined Marxist-Leninist ideology with Palestinian nationalism; used terrorism to gain attention for their cause; hoped to eliminate the state of Israel
 
standing committee
a permanent committee
 
armour
a military unit consisting of armored fighting vehicles
 
United States Trade Representative
the executive agency that administers the President's policies on international trade
 
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