What does collector mean?

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kəˈlɛk tərcol·lec·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. collector, aggregator(noun)

    a person who collects things

  2. collector, gatherer, accumulator(noun)

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

  3. collector(noun)

    a crater that has collected cosmic material hitting the earth

  4. collector(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. collector(Noun)

    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. collector(Noun)

    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. collector(Noun)

    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. Collector(noun)

    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. Collector(noun)

    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. Collector(noun)

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

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

  4. Collector(noun)

    one authorized to collect debts

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

  5. Collector(noun)

    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  
  2. collector

    A type of product to collect.

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

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

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. Dylan Thomas:

    From my point of view the worst thing would be for it to end up in the hands of a private collector who locks it up in a bank vault for 50 years, it was hard to keep my hands off it -- I just want to pore through it, to be able to read every word in his crabbed, backwards-sloping hand -- it is such a covetable object.

  2. 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.

  3. Constable Nick Lingham:

    It is clear those responsible would have needed a large vehicle such as a flatbed truck and may have also needed to lift it by mechanical means, it is a hugely distinctive object and it is unlikely the offenders will find it that easy to sell on as scrap or to a collector. Because of its sheer size Police Constable Nick Lingham are hoping people may have seen it being transported and also asking members of the public to keep their eyes open and report anything suspicious.

  4. Devin Shomaker:

    It's the first of its kind – we're really pushing the envelope here, it's a collector's item. And if no one wants to buy it, I'll drink it myself.

  5. 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.

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