from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or process of collecting.
- n. A group of objects or works to be seen, studied, or kept together.
- n. A line of products produced for one season, as those developed by a designer: promoted the summer collection in the store window.
- n. An accumulation; a deposit: a collection of dust on the piano.
- n. A collecting of money, as in church.
- n. The sum so collected.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A set of items or objects procured or gathered together by a person, group, or other agent.
- n. Multiple related objects associated as a group.
- n. The activity of collecting.
- n. A set of sets.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or process of collecting or of gathering.
- n. That which is collected.
- n. A gathering or assemblage of objects or of persons.
- n. A gathering of money for charitable or other purposes, as by passing a contribution box for freewill offerings.
- n. That which is obtained in payment of demands.
- n. An accumulation of any substance.
- n. The act of inferring or concluding from premises or observed facts; also, that which is inferred.
- n. The jurisdiction of a collector of excise.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or practice of collecting or of gathering together: as, the collection of rare books.
- n. An assemblage or gathering of objects; a number of things collected, gathered, or brought together; a number of objects considered as constituting one whole of which the single objects are parts: as, a collection of pictures; a collection of essays; a collection of minerals.
- n. Specifically A sum of money collected for religious or charitable purposes, especially during a religious service.
- n. The act of deducing consequences; inference from premises; that which is deduced or inferred; an inference; sometimes, specifically, an inductive inference.
- n. A private examination at the end of each term at the colleges of the English universities.
- n. The act of receiving or compelling payment of dues, public or private, as for taxes, customs duties, or personal debts.
- n. The jurisdiction of a collector; a collectorship. See collector, 3.
- n. Synonyms Assemblage, group, crowd, mass, lot, heap; compilation, selection.
- n. Contribution.
- n. In logic, many independent or discrete objects regarded as a single object composed of these objects.
- n. A plural object: an individual object whose existence consists in the existence of whatever individuals may have been mentally connected and regarded as parts of it.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. request for a sum of money
- n. the act of gathering something together
- n. a publication containing a variety of works
- n. several things grouped together or considered as a whole
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