What does collecting mean?

Definitions for collecting
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. collection, collecting, assembling, aggregation(noun)

    the act of gathering something together

Wiktionary

  1. collecting(Noun)

    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.

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

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    The numerical value of collecting in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

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    The numerical value of collecting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of collecting in a Sentence

  1. Quentin Tarantino:

    I had a huge record collection I'd been collecting since I was a kid and I realized I had more Ennio Morricone records than I have of anybody else, this is one of the richest careers in our industry, who has brought so much joy.

  2. Mike Light:

    I think there was an unwitting bias that Stephanie Davis was the perpetrator, stephanie Davis was the one out having sex. ... The pimp was just collecting the money.

  3. The FSB:

    He was recruited by the CIA and fulfilled its tasks, collecting and handing over information classified as state secrets for three years in exchange for material reward.

  4. Christina Morris:

    Christina Morris family said in a statement released ona Facebook page dedicated to helping to find Christina Morris. Christina Morris was last seen on Aug. 30, 2014. ( Facebook) WOMAN, 2 MEN DEAD IN ILLINOIS HAD BEEN REPORTED MISSING Investigators with the Collin County Sheriff’s Office, Anna Police Department and Plano Police Department are expected to return to the scene Thursday to continue collecting evidence, according to FOX 4. Lt. Nick Bristow with Collin County Sheriff Office said the remains were transferred to the Collin County Medical Examiner's Office for a positive identification. Human remains found Wednesday in Anna, Texas may be from Christina Morris, who was reported missing in August 2014. ( FOX4) Lekita McMillan who lives in the area where the remains were discovered, told FOX 4 on Wednesday Christina Morris felt heartbroken. I feel their grief.

  5. Nathaniel Moore:

    It's the gown that has been sitting in their closet collecting dust but is too sentimental to do anything with, now this is an honorable donation. So they can feel good about where it's going.

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