What does collect mean?

Definitions for collect
ˈkɒl ɛktcol·lect

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word collect.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. collect(adj)

    a short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England

  2. collect, cod(verb)

    payable by the recipient on delivery

    "a collect call"; "the letter came collect"; "a COD parcel"

  3. roll up, collect, accumulate, pile up, amass, compile, hoard(verb)

    get or gather together

    "I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife"; "She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis"; "She rolled up a small fortune"

  4. collect, take in(verb)

    call for and obtain payment of

    "we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts"; "he collected the rent"

  5. gather, garner, collect, pull together(verb)

    assemble or get together

    "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together"

  6. collect, pull in(verb)

    get or bring together

    "accumulate evidence"

  7. collect, pick up, gather up, call for(adverb)

    gather or collect

    "You can get the results on Monday"; "She picked up the children at the day care center"; "They pick up our trash twice a week"

  8. collect(adverb)

    make a telephone call or mail a package so that the recipient pays

    "call collect"; "send a package collect"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Collect(verb)

    to gather into one body or place; to assemble or bring together; to obtain by gathering

    Etymology: [LL. collecta, fr. L. collecta a collection in money; an assemblage, fr. collerige: cf. F. collecte. See Collect, v. t.]

  2. Collect(verb)

    to demand and obtain payment of, as an account, or other indebtedness; as, to collect taxes

    Etymology: [LL. collecta, fr. L. collecta a collection in money; an assemblage, fr. collerige: cf. F. collecte. See Collect, v. t.]

  3. Collect(verb)

    to infer from observed facts; to conclude from premises

    Etymology: [LL. collecta, fr. L. collecta a collection in money; an assemblage, fr. collerige: cf. F. collecte. See Collect, v. t.]

  4. Collect(verb)

    to assemble together; as, the people collected in a crowd; to accumulate; as, snow collects in banks

    Etymology: [LL. collecta, fr. L. collecta a collection in money; an assemblage, fr. collerige: cf. F. collecte. See Collect, v. t.]

  5. Collect(verb)

    to infer; to conclude

    Etymology: [LL. collecta, fr. L. collecta a collection in money; an assemblage, fr. collerige: cf. F. collecte. See Collect, v. t.]

  6. Collect(verb)

    a short, comprehensive prayer, adapted to a particular day, occasion, or condition, and forming part of a liturgy

    Etymology: [LL. collecta, fr. L. collecta a collection in money; an assemblage, fr. collerige: cf. F. collecte. See Collect, v. t.]

Freebase

  1. Collect

    The collect is a short general prayer of a particular structure used in Christian liturgy. Collects appear in the liturgies of Roman Catholic, Anglican,and Lutheran churches, among others. They are unknown in the liturgies of eastern Christianity.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Collect

    kol-ekt′, v.t. to assemble or bring together: to infer: to put one's thoughts in order.—v.i. to run together: to accumulate.—ns. Col′lect, a short form of prayer, peculiar to the liturgies of the Western Church, consisting of a single sentence, conveying one main petition; Collectā′nea, a selection of passages from various authors: a miscellany.—adj. Collect′ed, gathered together: having one's senses gathered together: cool: firm—adv. Collect′edly.—ns. Collect′edness, self-possession: coolness; Collec′tion, act of collecting: collecting of money at a religious or public meeting: the money collected: a number of anything: an assemblage: a book of selections: composure: an examination at the end of the terms in certain colleges.—adj. Collect′ive, considered as forming one mass or sum: congregated: common: (Milt.) inferential: (gram.) expressing a number or multitude.—adv. Collect′ively.—ns. Collect′ivism, the economic theory of socialism, that industry should be carried on with a collective capital; Collect′ivist, a socialist—also adj.; Collect′or, one who collects, as tickets, money, &c.; Collect′orate, Collect′orship. [L. colligĕre, collectum, from col, together, and legĕre, to gather.]

Editors Contribution

  1. collect

    To go to a location to get.

    They went to the shop to collect the goods they ordered online.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2020  
  2. collect

    To put together.

    They did collect the suits and dresses for their wedding the night before so they organized the next day and really going to enjoy themselves.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 27, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'collect' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3750

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'collect' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1785

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'collect' in Verbs Frequency: #268

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How to say collect in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of collect in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of collect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of collect in a Sentence

  1. Bernie Sanders:

    It is absurd for elements within the Netanyahu government to suggest that building more settlements in the West Bank is the appropriate response to the most recent violence. It is also not acceptable that the Netanyahu government decided to withhold hundreds of millions of Shekels in tax revenue from the Palestinians, which it is supposed to collect on their behalf.

  2. Kari Lewis:

    You see them on the ground and you're kind of like, 'Oh, I'm not picking that up,' but for him to collect it for years and years was pretty amazing.

  3. Bradley Miles:

    Every single hotline call that we receive, we need to collect great data on that call.

  4. Paul Hayne:

    The one [ question ] that Im very interested in is the question of ice and the poles, wed like to know how much [ ice there is ] and where, and collect new data to investigate this.

  5. David Wessel:

    As scientists, we make decisions based on evidence. What this budget does is ignore evidence and undermine our very ability to collect it across the board.

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Translations for collect

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  • جَمَعَArabic
  • сабраць, збірацьBelarusian
  • събера, колекционирам, натрупвам, събирам, инкасирамBulgarian
  • col·leccionar, reunir, agrupar, replegar, recollir, arreplegar, ajuntar, aplegarCatalan, Valencian
  • vybírat, sbírat, shromáždit, sebrat, shromažďovatCzech
  • samleDanish
  • sammeln, anhäufen, versammeln, OrationGerman
  • προσχωρήσουν, συγκεντρώνουν, συλλέγωGreek
  • kolektiEsperanto
  • juntar, coleccionar, recoger, reunirSpanish
  • kogumaEstonian
  • جمع کردنPersian
  • kerätä, kasata, keräillä, periä, koota, kollehtarukous, eturukousFinnish
  • rassembler, récupérer, collectionner, recueillir, percevoirFrench
  • bailigh, tiomsaigh, cnuasaighIrish
  • trusScottish Gaelic
  • אסף, גבהHebrew
  • शामिल होने, इकट्ठा करनाHindi
  • gyűjtHungarian
  • միանալ, հավաքելArmenian
  • raccogliereItalian
  • 集める, 収集Japanese
  • შეკრებაGeorgian
  • ប្រមូលKhmer
  • 수집Korean
  • cōnferō, congregō, cōnstruō, congerō, legō, colligō, cōnficiō, condūcōLatin
  • vākt, lasīt, kolekcionētLatvian
  • собира, собереMacedonian
  • ശേഖരിയ്ക്കുകMalayalam
  • opstapelen, verzamelenDutch
  • reculhirOccitan
  • zebrać, odbierać, zbierać, zgromadzić, kolekcjonować, gromadzić, ściągaćPolish
  • a cobrar, reunir, recolher, juntar, colecionarPortuguese
  • culeir, cleger, anculir, clerRomansh
  • culegeRomanian
  • собирать, инкассировать, коллекционировать, собрать, взимать, краткая молитва, коллектаRussian
  • zbirati, окупљати, okupljati, sabrati, okupiti, прибрати, pribrati, sakupljati, окупитиSerbo-Croatian
  • zbierať, zebraťSlovak
  • pobrati, zbrati, zbiratiSlovene
  • mbledh, bashkohenAlbanian
  • samlaSwedish
  • สะสม, รวบรวม, เก็บThai
  • katılmak, toplamakTurkish
  • зібрати, збиратиUkrainian
  • tụ tập, tham giaVietnamese
  • konletönVolapük

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