What does collecting mean?

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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  

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  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. Adam Kushner:

    Many of the facilities without a continuous supply of water are often dependent on collecting rain water during the rainy season, prolonged droughts could cause this source of water to become more difficult to use. This includes the lack of water to clean instruments, wash lines and gowns, and clean patient wards.

  2. Logan Pearsall Smith:

    What pursuit is more elegant than that of collecting the ignominies of our nature and transfixing them for show, each on the bright pin of a polished phrase?

  3. 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.

  4. Kwon Moon-kook:

    There have been contacts between North and South Korea in the past... I even started collecting used clothes to take to my siblings in North Korea at one point, but I ended up throwing them out.

  5. David Miller:

    It was intended to prevent trespassers from collecting any information, a water sample, a soil sample, a rock sample on private land without landowner’s permission.

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