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 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. International Monetary Fund:

    The team of the IMF will also collect data and evaluate the economic and financial policies that establish the basis to allow structural transformation.

  2. Simon Cherry:

    So we are going to collect effectively more signal with this scanner than we do with current devices. And that lets us do a couple of things. We can either image much more quickly and collect our signal in 1/40th of the time so we can do scans in 30 seconds that currently take 30 minutes. Or we can drop the radiation dose significantly and do scans at a fraction of the radiation dose that we currently do them at.

  3. Peter Marks:

    In the future, should Zika virus transmission occur in other areas, blood collection establishments will be able to continue to collect blood and use the investigational screening test, minimizing disruption to the blood supply.

  4. Nadia Murad:

    This is exactly the question that I’ll be posing to member states and [I’m] going to ask them: ‘Are the crimes not serious enough for you to investigate?’ Well, that can’t be it, this is genocide. ‘Do you think there is no evidence for you to collect?’ That’s not right either. There are mass graves whose locations are known. You can start there and there’s plenty of other evidence to collect.

  5. Emily Oster:

    Everything says we need more data, i'd really like to see someone who isn't me — maybe someone official, like a state — collect more data on this.

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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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    • A. reassuring
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