collect, collection, collector

   To collect is to accumulate objects. A collection is an accumulation of objects. A collector is a person who makes a collection.

Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.

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  • collection — col|lec|tion W1S2 [kəˈlekʃən] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(set/group)¦ 2¦(money)¦ 3¦(rent/debts/taxes)¦ 4¦(bringing together)¦ 5¦(taking something away)¦ 6¦(fashion)¦ 7¦(books/music)¦ 8¦(people)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • collect — col|lect1 W2S1 [kəˈlekt] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(bring together)¦ 2¦(keep objects)¦ 3¦(rent/debts/taxes)¦ 4¦(money to help people)¦ 5¦(increase in amount)¦ 6¦(win something)¦ 7 collect yourself/collect your thoughts 8¦(take somebody/something from a place)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • collector — col|lec|tor [kəˈlektə US ər] n 1.) someone who collects things that are interesting or attractive →↑collect, collection ↑collection ▪ a stamp collector ▪ The painting was bought by a private collector. 2.) someone whose job is to collect taxes,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • collector — noun a) A person or thing which collects, or which creates or manages a collection. He is an avid collector of nineteenth century postage stamps. b) A person who is employed to collect payments. That old piano is just a big dust collector. See… …   Wiktionary

  • collect — 1. verb /ˈkɑlɪkt,kəˈlɛkt/ a) To gather together; amass items. Suzanne collected all the papers she had laid out. b) To get; particularly, get from someone. A bank collects a monthly payment on a clients new car loan …   Wiktionary

  • Collector (comics) — Collector Publication information Publisher Marvel Comics Fir …   Wikipedia

  • collector's piece — collector s item or collector s piece noun An object beautiful, valuable, interesting, etc enough to be sought for or included in a collection • • • Main Entry: ↑collect …   Useful english dictionary

  • Collection agency — A collection agency is a business that pursues payments of debts owed by individuals or businesses.[1] Most collection agencies operate as agents of creditors and collect debts for a fee or percentage of the total amount owed.[2] There are many… …   Wikipedia

  • Collection cost — A collection cost is incurred to collect debt that is owed. This could include expenditures for hiring a collection agency. Some contracts and regulations prescribe liquidated damages for collection costs. When collection costs occur, the debtor… …   Wikipedia

  • collection basket — Basket Bas ket, n. [Of unknown origin. The modern Celtic words seem to be from the English.] 1. A vessel made of osiers or other twigs, cane, rushes, splints, or other flexible material, interwoven. Rude baskets . . . woven of the flexile willow …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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