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kəˈlɛk tərcol·lec·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. collector, aggregatornoun

    a person who collects things

  2. collector, gatherer, accumulatornoun

    a person who is employed to collect payments (as for rent or taxes)

  3. collectornoun

    a crater that has collected cosmic material hitting the earth

  4. collectornoun

    the electrode in a transistor through which a primary flow of carriers leaves the region between the electrodes

Wiktionary

  1. collectornoun

    A person or thing which collects, or which creates or manages a collection.

    Etymology: English collect< Middle English collecten< colligere ("to gather together", past participle collectus)< com- (together) + legare (to choose)< leg- (Watkins, 1969)

  2. collectornoun

    A person who is employed to collect payments.

    She works for the government as a tax collector.

    Etymology: English collect< Middle English collecten< colligere ("to gather together", past participle collectus)< com- (together) + legare (to choose)< leg- (Watkins, 1969)

  3. collectornoun

    The amplified terminal on a bipolar junction transistor.

    Etymology: English collect< Middle English collecten< colligere ("to gather together", past participle collectus)< com- (together) + legare (to choose)< leg- (Watkins, 1969)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Collectornoun

    one who collects things which are separate; esp., one who makes a business or practice of collecting works of art, objects in natural history, etc.; as, a collector of coins

    Etymology: [LL. collector one who collects: cf. F. collecteur.]

  2. Collectornoun

    a compiler of books; one who collects scattered passages and puts them together in one book

    Etymology: [LL. collector one who collects: cf. F. collecteur.]

  3. Collectornoun

    an officer appointed and commissioned to collect and receive customs, duties, taxes, or toll

    Etymology: [LL. collector one who collects: cf. F. collecteur.]

  4. Collectornoun

    one authorized to collect debts

    Etymology: [LL. collector one who collects: cf. F. collecteur.]

  5. Collectornoun

    a bachelor of arts in Oxford, formerly appointed to superintend some scholastic proceedings in Lent

    Etymology: [LL. collector one who collects: cf. F. collecteur.]

Freebase

  1. Collector

    The Collector is a fictional character in Marvel Comics.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Collector

    (a) A name for the brush, q. v., in mechanical electric generators, such as dynamos, a pair of which collectors or brushes press on the commutator or collecting rings, and take off the current. (b) The pointed connections leading to the prime conductor on a static machine for collecting the electricity; often called combs. The points of the combs or collectors face the statically charged rotating glass plate or cylinder of the machine.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. COLLECTOR

    A man whom few care to see but many ask to call again.

Editors Contribution

  1. collector

    A type of product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.

    The water collector was attached to the gutter to collect the water.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'collector' in Nouns Frequency: #1975

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of collector in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of collector in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of collector in a Sentence

  1. Ian Kelleher:

    Last year we sold approximately $144 million of cars at Monterey, which is the single largest total for any collector car auction to date. This year we expect to eclipse that.

  2. Rodolphe Debord:

    There are two possibilities. Either a collector or the black market for new types of pets.

  3. Henry George:

    If I have worked harder and built myself a good house while you have been content to live in a hovel, the tax gatherer now comes annually to make me pay a penalty for my energy and industry by taxing me more than you. If I have saved while you wasted, I am [taxed] while you are exempt. If a man built a ship, we make him pay for his temerity as though he had done injury to the state; if a railroad be opened, down comes the tax collector upon it as though were a public nuisance.... We punish with a tax the man who covers barren fields with ripening grain; we fine him who puts up machinery and him who drains a swamp. To abolish these taxes would be to lift the whole enormous weight of taxation from productive industry.... The state would say to the producer, 'Be as industrious, as thrifty, as enterprising as you choose. You shall have your full reward!

  4. Rodolphe Debord:

    These thieves knew exactly what monkeys they wanted to steal, there are two possibilities. Either a collector or the black market for new types of pets.

  5. Ted Wu:

    We have in the past made very high-end collector offerings out of them, but that's a very, very rare thing.

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