What does collect mean?

Definitions for collect
ˈkɒl ɛktcol·lect

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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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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. Environmental Engineering Professor Treavor Boyer:

    What you'll see is that you can collect enough nitrogen over those seven home football games to meet the nutrient requirements for that field for the growing season.

  2. Benjamin Greenberg:

    We're trying to systematically collect our data so we can get smarter over time, we're looking for public health officials to help us out here.

  3. European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager:

    Some tool boxes are if not empty then at least somewhat outdated because we find that there are agencies which are not allowed to collect digital evidence. They cannot search the cloud for evidence of collusion or abuse of dominant position, there is no reason to believe that cartelists should use only snail mail or paper memos, at least I find that hypothesis very hard to sustain. So what we see is that there is a need for alignment when it comes to having a full, modern tool box.

  4. Social Security deputy commissioner:

    We are bound by federal law to collect these debts and they don't go away.

  5. Stratfor Security Analyst Scott Stewart:

    There are a lot of life safety issues that can be enhanced or resolved from the use of this technology, this device has two applications one role is to survey and collect intelligence, and the other is to act as responder [ or weapon ].

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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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