Collective Noun for Hares

What Is a Group of Hares Called?

A group of hares is called a down.
Collective NounUsage
downa down of hares
collective noun for hares

down of hares

Other Words for a Group of Hares

While down is the most common collective noun for hares, a group of hares is also called a huske or leash (three).

What Type of Word is "Down"?

The word "down" is a collective noun. A collective noun is a word used to represent a group of people, animals, or things.

"Down Is" or "Down Are"?

Writers are often unsure whether to treat a collective noun like "down" as singular or plural. As a general rule, you should treat a collective noun as singular. However, if the context of your sentence focuses on the individuals within the group, you should treat it as plural. For example:
  • The down is moving nearer. correct tick
  • The down are moving in different directions. correct tick
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.