What does collecting mean?

Definitions for collecting
col·lect·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word collecting.

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.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

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

How to pronounce collecting?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say collecting in sign language?

  1. collecting

Numerology

  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. Bruce Schneier:

    If you think about what Zoom is doing, they are collecting all the videos, all the voices, putting it together, displaying them nicely. If that stuff is being done in the center, they have to do work on it, it does get harder exponentially as the size of the meeting grows.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Success is not a process of accumulating wealth, building mass relationship or collecting things in excess, but developing, excelling, fostering and growing the happiness for self and others without recess to treat it as the life's progress.

  3. Kevin Kostiner:

    I love collecting and love treasure hunting.

  4. Hazel Blears:

    GCHQ is not collecting or reading everyone's emails: they do not have the legal authority, the resources, or the technical capability to do so, only a very tiny percentage of those collected are ever seen by human eyes.

  5. Paul Callan:

    I would suspect that Epstein has found a way to shelter a lot of his assets so the litigants here may face the same problem, they may get a judgment, but they may have trouble collecting it.

Images & Illustrations of collecting

  1. collectingcollectingcollectingcollectingcollecting

Popularity rank by frequency of use

collecting#1#6583#10000

Translations for collecting

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for collecting »

Translation

Find a translation for the collecting definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these collecting definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"collecting." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 8 Jul 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/collecting>.

Are we missing a good definition for collecting? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for collecting:


Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.