Definitions for collect
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a short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England
payable by the recipient on delivery
"a collect call"; "the letter came collect"; "a COD parcel"
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"
collect, take inverb
call for and obtain payment of
"we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts"; "he collected the rent"
gather, garner, collect, pull togetherverb
assemble or get together
"gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together"
collect, pull inverb
get or bring together
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"
make a telephone call or mail a package so that the recipient pays
"call collect"; "send a package collect"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
No more amazement. William Shakespeare, Tempest.
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.
The collect ( KOL-ekt) is a short general prayer of a particular structure used in Christian liturgy. Collects appear in the liturgies of Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Anglican, Methodist, Lutheran, and Presbyterian churches, among others (in those of Eastern Christianity the Greek term [déesis] synapté is often used instead of the Latin term [oratio] collecta, both having the same meaning).
Collect refers to the act of gathering, acquiring, or accumulating items or information over a period of time. It can also refer to bring or come together in one place or group. The term also implies making a systematic or organised selection, often of things that share a common theme or characteristics.
to gather into one body or place; to assemble or bring together; to obtain by gathering
to demand and obtain payment of, as an account, or other indebtedness; as, to collect taxes
to infer from observed facts; to conclude from premises
to assemble together; as, the people collected in a crowd; to accumulate; as, snow collects in banks
to infer; to conclude
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.]
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
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.]
To a location to get.
They collect the children from school.
Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2020
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'collect' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3750
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Rank popularity for the word 'collect' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1785
Rank popularity for the word 'collect' in Verbs Frequency: #268
The numerical value of collect in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of collect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
If you had to have a diploma or a GED to collect unemployment, you'd see a lot more kids staying in school.
One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach.
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.
One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few and they are more beautiful if they are a few.
Mr. Dowless told me that he knew it was illegal to collect ballots, and that he told all of his workers that it was illegal to collect ballots.
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- сабраць, збірацьBelarusian
- събера, колекционирам, натрупвам, събирам, инкасирамBulgarian
- col·leccionar, reunir, agrupar, replegar, recollir, arreplegar, ajuntar, aplegarCatalan, Valencian
- vybírat, sbírat, shromáždit, sebrat, shromažďovatCzech
- sammeln, anhäufen, versammeln, OrationGerman
- προσχωρήσουν, συγκεντρώνουν, συλλέγωGreek
- juntar, coleccionar, recoger, reunirSpanish
- 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
- միանալ, հավաքելArmenian
- 集める, 収集Japanese
- cōnferō, congregō, cōnstruō, congerō, legō, colligō, cōnficiō, condūcōLatin
- vākt, lasīt, kolekcionētLatvian
- собира, собереMacedonian
- opstapelen, verzamelenDutch
- zebrać, odbierać, zbierać, zgromadzić, kolekcjonować, gromadzić, ściągaćPolish
- a cobrar, reunir, recolher, juntar, colecionarPortuguese
- culeir, cleger, anculir, clerRomansh
- 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
- สะสม, รวบรวม, เก็บThai
- katılmak, toplamakTurkish
- зібрати, збиратиUkrainian
- tụ tập, tham giaVietnamese
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