What does collect mean?

Definitions for collect
ˈkɒl ɛktcol·lect

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. collectadjective

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

  2. collect, codverb

    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, hoardverb

    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 inverb

    call for and obtain payment of

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

  5. gather, garner, collect, pull togetherverb

    assemble or get together

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

  6. collect, pull inverb

    get or bring together

    "accumulate evidence"

  7. collect, pick up, gather up, call foradverb

    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. collectadverb

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

    "call collect"; "send a package collect"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Collectnoun

    A short comprehensive prayer, used at the sacrament; any short prayer.

    Etymology: collecta, low Lat.

    Then let your devotion be humbly to say over proper collects. Jeremy Taylor, Guide to Devotion.

  2. To COLLECTverb

    Etymology: colligo collectum, Latin.

    ’Tis memory alone that enriches the mind, by preserving what our labour and industry daily collect. Isaac Watts.

    Let a man collect into one sum as great a number as he pleases, this multitude, how great soever, lessens not one jot the power of adding to it. John Locke.

    The reverent care I bear unto my lord,
    Made me collect these dangers in the duke. William Shakespeare, Hen. VI.

    How great the force of such an erroneous persuasion is, we may collect from our Saviour’s premonition to his disciples. Decay of Piety.

    They conclude they can have no idea of infinite space, because they can have no idea of infinite matter; which consequence, I conceive, is very ill collected. John Locke.

    Be collected;
    No more amazement. William Shakespeare, Tempest.

    Affrighted much,
    I did in time collect myself, and thought
    This was so, and no slumber. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.

    Prosperity unexpected often maketh men careless and remiss; whereas they who receive a wound, become more vigilant and collected. John Hayward.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Collectverb

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

  2. Collectverb

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

  3. Collectverb

    to infer from observed facts; to conclude from premises

  4. Collectverb

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

  5. Collectverb

    to infer; to conclude

  6. Collectverb

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

  7. 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 a location to get.

    They collect the children from school.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 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. 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.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    I want you tell your friends and neighbors, I believe with all my heart we can have common-sense gun reform measures that are consistent with the Second Amendment. It's important for people to understand that and hear that, we've had the Brady Bill since '94. I want you to find one person who's had their gun taken away. Just find one for me. ... There is a difference between respecting gun owners and gun owners' constitutional rights to hunt, to collect, to shoot, and going along with the agenda of the gun lobby which represents the gun makers more than they represent the gun owners. And what we have seen in the last few years is a concerted effort to mislead, misinform gun owners by the gun lobby.

  3. Social Security deputy commissioner:

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

  4. Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov:

    Bulgaria will not sign a letter against Nord Stream II, i continue to believe that a distribution centre, hub or whatever you call it, in Bulgaria, to collect liquefied gas, including Russian gas, is a reality. It was set in the decisions of the EC (European Commission).

  5. Steve Schmidt:

    Outbreaks of avian cholera have occurred sporadically in the region over the past few decades, the important thing is to quickly collect as many of the carcasses as possible, to prevent other birds from feeding on the infected birds.

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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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