New Word #31: Different Collections

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A List Or A Collection

anthology: a published collection of poems or other pieces of writing.

repertoire: a stock of plays, dances, or pieces that a company or a performer knows or is prepared to perform.

portfolio: a collection of financial investments; a collection of drawings or maps.

programme: booklet available for patrons attending a live event such as theater performances.

oeuvre: the works of a painter, composer, or author regarded collectively.

aggregation: the formation of a number of things into a cluster.

There are a lot of other collection names. For example, a collection of certain stars is a constellation; a collection of recordings is an album. Let me know if you’ve encountered other collections.

A Group Of People For A Special Purpose

assemblage: a collection of persons or things : gathering

ensemble: a group of musicians, actors, or dancers who perform together. There are also words like troupe, cast, staff, solo, duo, trio, quartet, quintet, nonet, band

corps: a body of people engaged in a particular activity. For example press corps, marine corps.

retinue: a group of people that accompany an important person.

entourage: a group of people attending or surrounding an important person.

12 thoughts on “New Word #31: Different Collections

    1. Is posse another word for militia? Or is it a neighborhood patrol? I’ve always been interested in this word but never know how to really place it. Or understand it in a real historical and residential context since I’ve never experienced it. LOL. It might be happening in certain areas or certain cultures.


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