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col·lect·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. collection, collecting, assembling, aggregationnoun

    the act of gathering something together

Wiktionary

  1. collectingnoun

    A hobby including seeking, locating, acquiring, organizing, cataloging, displaying, storing, and maintaining whatever items are of interest to the individual collector.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Collecting

    of Collect

Freebase

  1. Collecting

    The hobby of collecting includes seeking, locating, acquiring, organizing, cataloging, displaying, storing, and maintaining whatever items are of interest to the individual collector. Some collectors are generalists, accumulating merchandise, or stamps from all countries of the world. Others focus on a subtopic within their area of interest, perhaps 19th century postage stamps, milk bottle labels from Sussex, or Mongolian harnesses and tack. The items collectors collect may be antique, or simply collectible. Antiques are collectible items at least 100 years old; collectibles are less than antique, and may even be new. Collectors and dealers may use the word vintage to describe older collectibles. Most collectibles are man-made commercial items, but some private collectors collect natural objects such as birds' eggs, butterflies, rocks, and seashells. Items which were once everyday objects may now be collectible since almost all those once produced have been destroyed or discarded are called Ephemera. Some collectors collect only in childhood while others continue to do so throughout their lives and usually modify their aims later in life. Philately, phillumeny, and deltiology are examples of forms of collecting which can be undertaken at minimal expense.

Editors Contribution

  1. collectingverb

    Verb form of the word collect.

    The postal service are collecting post from each location daily.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 23, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'collecting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3501

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of collecting in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of collecting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of collecting in a Sentence

  1. Troy Miller:

    This is essentially the same process that we perform during the NTA, same checks, collecting the same biographic and the same biometric information.

  2. Marco Giuranna:

    Follow-up is very important to better understand methane on Mars, we are collecting pieces of a puzzle and need more pieces to understand better what is going on.

  3. Charles de LEUSSE:

    Collecting stones does not make fruits. (Des pierres - Cueillir - N'en fait - Des fruits)

  4. Chris Hogg:

    We're collecting data about daily lives and medications.

  5. Chandra Kishore Mishra:

    There is no new ban order being issued, now, it's a question of telling people about the ill-effects of plastic, of collecting and sending for recycling so people don't litter.

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