What does collective mean?

Definitions for collective
kəˈlɛk tɪvcol·lec·tive

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. collective(adj)

    members of a cooperative enterprise

  2. corporate, collective(adj)

    done by or characteristic of individuals acting together

    "a joint identity"; "the collective mind"; "the corporate good"

  3. collective(adj)

    forming a whole or aggregate

  4. collective(adj)

    set up on the principle of collectivism or ownership and production by the workers involved usually under the supervision of a government

    "collective farms"

Wiktionary

  1. collective(Noun)

    A farm owned by a collection of people.

  2. collective(Noun)

    A collective noun or name.

  3. collective(Noun)

    A group dedicated to a particular cause or interest.

  4. collective(Adjective)

    Formed by gathering or collecting; gathered into a mass, sum, or body; congregated or aggregated; as, the collective body of a nation.

  5. collective(Adjective)

    Deducing consequences; reasoning; inferring.

  6. collective(Adjective)

    Expressing a collection or aggregate of individuals, by a singular form; as, a collective name or noun, like assembly, army, jury, etc.

  7. collective(Adjective)

    Tending to collect; forming a collection.

    Local is his throne . . . to fix a point, A central point, collective of his sons. -Young.

  8. collective(Adjective)

    Having plurality of origin or authority; as, in diplomacy, a note signed by the representatives of several governments is called a collective note.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Collective(adj)

    formed by gathering or collecting; gathered into a mass, sum, or body; congregated or aggregated; as, the collective body of a nation

    Etymology: [L. collectivus: cf. F. collectif.]

  2. Collective(adj)

    deducing consequences; reasoning; inferring

    Etymology: [L. collectivus: cf. F. collectif.]

  3. Collective(adj)

    expressing a collection or aggregate of individuals, by a singular form; as, a collective name or noun, like assembly, army, jury, etc

    Etymology: [L. collectivus: cf. F. collectif.]

  4. Collective(adj)

    tending to collect; forming a collection

    Etymology: [L. collectivus: cf. F. collectif.]

  5. Collective(adj)

    having plurality of origin or authority; as, in diplomacy, a note signed by the representatives of several governments is called a collective note

    Etymology: [L. collectivus: cf. F. collectif.]

  6. Collective(noun)

    a collective noun or name

    Etymology: [L. collectivus: cf. F. collectif.]

Freebase

  1. Collective

    A collective is a group of entities that share or are motivated by at least one common issue or interest, or work together on a specific project to achieve a common objective. Collectives differ from cooperatives in that they are not necessarily focused upon an economic benefit or saving. There may be some issues with meaningfully describing the qualities of a collective.

Editors Contribution

  1. collective

    A group focused on a specific cause or effort.

    The collective group of people working together solve things easily.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020  
  2. collective

    A group forming a whole.

    The collective voice was expressed at the general election.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 9, 2020  
  3. collective

    Humanity, universal beings, animals and other living organisms creating and existing as an intelligent group.

    We are a united, organized, intelligent, passionate, motivated and determined collective.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 12, 2020  
  4. collective

    The consciousness of a group of people or animals focused on a specific cause or effort.

    The collective consciousness of politics is of unity, solidarity, cohesion and the creation of optimum health, human rights, shared prosperity, unity government for all .

    Submitted by MaryC on April 12, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'collective' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3903

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'collective' in Adjectives Frequency: #527

How to pronounce collective?

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How to say collective in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of collective in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of collective in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of collective in a Sentence

  1. Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana:

    This virus has affected thousands of our people and has nearly brought our country to its knees, we all have a collective responsibility to break the chains of transmission by isolating the sick and reporting all known contacts, by not touching the dead ... We cannot be complacent. We must work together as a nation to end Ebola now.

  2. Rex Tillerson:

    The greatest pressure we can put to bear on Iran to change the behavior is a collective pressure.

  3. Lily Tomlin:

    Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.

  4. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders:

    The collective silence by the left and its media allies is appalling. Ivanka Trump disgusting comments and show are not fit for broadcast, and executives at Time Warner and Turner Broadcasting System must demonstrate that such explicit profanity about female members of this administration will not be condoned on its network.

  5. LyriKal:

    I'd rather cry for today and live in the spring of joy tomorrow; than die in collective tears tomorrow for the regrets of today

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