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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. George Atallah:

    Our medical and legal team have been in touch with Tyrod and Tyrod Taylor agent since Sunday collecting facts. An investigation has been initiated.

  2. Carol Geremia:

    They want to know we're out there collecting information.

  3. Tim Cook:

    At a moment of rampant disinformation and conspiracy theories juiced by algorithms, we can no longer turn a blind eye to a theory of technology that says all engagement is good engagement — the longer the better — and all with the goal of collecting as much data as possible.

  4. United States:

    Hair works a bit like a mop, collecting pollen that's floating in the air, since hair is the closest thing to your nasal passages, it can really bother you. If you wash it or brush it out before you go to sleep, or at least cover it, then you won't be sleeping in all that pollen.

  5. Laurent Eschenauer:

    Fleye is supercharged with sensors like most drones, accelerometers, gyros, altimeters. It is also using computer vision to find where it is in space, especially indoors where you don't have GPS. So, Fleye is capable of staying on the same spot hovering without any pilot controlling it just by looking at the environment so it knows where it is, so we have a vision of the future of flying robots which becomes totally autonomous. So no more pilot in the loop, floating around us and helping us with many different tasks, collecting data, transporting things for us.

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