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. Boris Johnson:

    One of the key things we're doing is looking again at ... how we strengthen our collective response to the kind of hybrid attacks that so many NATO allies are experiencing from Russia.

  2. Alan Horn:

    This weekends monumental success is a testament to the world theyve envisioned, the talent involved, and their collective passion, matched by the irrepressible enthusiasm of fans around the world.

  3. Mike Pompeo:

    While the United States and our allies and partners are coordinating a collective, transparent response to save lives, the PRC continues to silence scientists, journalists, and citizens, and to spread disinformation, which has exacerbated the dangers of this health crisis.

  4. Barack Obama:

    If we've got a collective defense, it means that everybody's got to chip in, and I've had some concerns about a diminished level of defense spending among some of our partners in NATO, the situation in Ukraine reminds us that our freedom isn't free and we've got to be willing to pay for the assets, the personnel, the training that's required to make sure that we have a credible NATO force and an effective deterrent force.

  5. Chief Justice John Roberts:

    If your employees have shown overwhelmingly that they want collective bargaining.

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