Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

face-amount certificate company
a regulated investment company that pays a stated amount to certificate holders on a stated maturity date
 
stack
an orderly pile
 
federation
an organization formed by merging several groups or parties
 
rock band
a band of musicians who play rock'n'roll music
 
Shiah Islam
one of the two main branches of orthodox Islam; mainly in Iran
 
brace
a set of two similar things considered as a unit
 
street
people living or working on the same street
 
establishment
an organization founded and united for a specific purpose
 
pension fund
a financial institution that collects regular contributions from employers to provide retirement income for employees
 
broadcasting company
a company that manages tv or radio stations
 
mask
a party of guests wearing costumes and masks
 
espionage network
a network of spies
 
grandstand
the audience at a stadium or racetrack
 
athenaeum
a literary or scientific association for the promotion of learning
 
French Foreign Office
the French department in charge of foreign affairs; referred to familiarly by its address in Paris
 
Force 17
formed in 1972 as a personal security force for Arafat and other PLO leaders; became one of PLO's elite units; has built an extensive infrastructure of terrorist cells and weapon depots in Europe while attacking Israeli targets
 
member bank
a bank that is a member of the Federal Reserve System
 
Circassian
a mostly Sunni Muslim community living in northwestern Caucasia
 
flagging
flagstones collectively
 
air force academy
an academy for training air force officers
 
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