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. collectiveadjective

    members of a cooperative enterprise

  2. corporate, collectiveadjective

    done by or characteristic of individuals acting together

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

  3. collectiveadjective

    forming a whole or aggregate

  4. collectiveadjective

    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. collectivenoun

    A farm owned by a collection of people.

  2. collectivenoun

    A collective noun or name.

  3. collectivenoun

    A group dedicated to a particular cause or interest.

  4. collectiveadjective

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

  5. collectiveadjective

    Deducing consequences; reasoning; inferring.

  6. collectiveadjective

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

  7. collectiveadjective

    Tending to collect; forming a collection.

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

  8. collectiveadjective

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Collectiveadjective

    Etymology: from collect, collectif, French.

    A body collective, because it containeth a huge multitude. Richard Hooker, b. iii. sect. 81.

    The three forms of government differ only by the civil administration being in the hands of one or two, called kings, in a senate called the nobles, or in the people collective or representative, who may be called the commons. Jonathan Swift.

    The difference between a compound and a collective idea is, that a compound idea unites things of a different kind; but a collective idea, things of the same. Isaac Watts, Logick.

    Antiquity left unto us many falsities, controulable not only by critical and collective reason, but contrary observations. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. i. c. 6.

Wikipedia

  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 to achieve a common objective. Collectives can differ from cooperatives in that they are not necessarily focused upon an economic benefit or saving, but can be that as well. The term "collective" is sometimes used to describe a species as a whole—for example, the human collective. For political purposes, a collective is defined by decentralized, or "majority-rules" decision making styles.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Collectiveadjective

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

  2. Collectiveadjective

    deducing consequences; reasoning; inferring

  3. Collectiveadjective

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

  4. Collectiveadjective

    tending to collect; forming a collection

  5. Collectiveadjective

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

  6. Collectivenoun

    a collective noun or name

  7. 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

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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. Andrew Brandt:

    It was a once-in-a-lifetime chance for everyone to gather in a ballroom to hash out this important discussion about whether they should be playing, it's the collective power to implement change, in action.

  2. Sudarshan Suchi:

    If previously an earthquake or flood came into a small village or colony, everybody came together and found ways to rescue. When Covid comes, the first thought everybody has is keep away, it's an unknown ghost. People with collective spirit and traditions of community action are partly wary today of these kinds of things.

  3. Michel Temer:

    Collective problems require collectively coordinated responses.

  4. Steven Thrasher:

    But the way that you get collective health around infectious disease is that you have to make medication free at the point of service to as many people as possible, the second it starts getting paid for, the people who can pay for it get more protection, and for those who can't, the virus pulls amongst them, and that's kind of a major dynamic happening right now between the two camps, of which I think Dr. Wen is a prime example.

  5. Ian Bartoszek -LRB- right -RRB-:

    We put it on the scale, we looked at the number and I think there was collective disbelief, there was some cackling in the background — like, ‘No way.’.

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