What does collecting mean?

Definitions for collecting
col·lect·ing

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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.

Editors Contribution

  1. collecting

    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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    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. Thomas Ian Nicholas:

    The fifth ‘American Pie’ has been written and as far as I know has been sitting on a shelf in Universal collecting dust for the last five years, … I’m not really where that stands. There’s been a lot of rumors online. Some fans have started Twitter pages called ‘American Vacation,’ pretending that it’s happening. I haven’t heard anything. I was the first one to agree to do ‘American Reunion.’ I remember [writer] Adam Herz, we were talking at a sushi restaurant in 2009. He was like, ‘Hey, what do you think of this idea about doing a reunion? I was like, ‘Count me in… Good luck coordinating everyone’s schedules.’ Sure enough, it took about three years.

  2. Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt:

    Personnel are in place to receive the passengers from Wuhan and we expect that the flight will be collecting within the next 24 hours.

  3. Mickey Mehta:

    I kept looking out for collecting happiness all my life till I one day realized that happiness stays with the one Who simply spreads happiness. So bring happiness to others and MickeyMize your life.

  4. Chuck Reed:

    That gives us the green light to start collecting signatures. However we are going to do some polling because we are not going to move ahead with two initiatives.

  5. Ryan Su:

    I started my art collecting by collecting Western contemporary art. This was only natural for me as I was living in the West. Upon returning to Singapore, I feel that the type of SEA Art that resonates the best with me are works by the Nanyang School artists.

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