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col·lect 1

 (kə-lĕkt′)
v. col·lect·ed, col·lect·ing, col·lects
v.tr.
1.
a. To bring together in a group or mass; gather: The teacher collected the exams.
b. To accumulate as a hobby or for study: collect old coins; collect folk tales. See Synonyms at gather.
2. To call for and obtain payment of: collect taxes.
3. To be the site for (an accumulating mass), especially as a consequence of disuse or neglect: My guitar is collecting dust in the corner.
4. To recover control of: collect one's emotions.
5. To call for (someone); pick up: collected the children and drove home.
v.intr.
1. To come together in a group or mass; gather: Sand collected in the crevices.
2. To take in payments or donations: collecting for charity.
adv. & adj.
With payment to be made by the receiver: called collect; a collect phone call.

[Middle English collecten, from Latin colligere, collēct- : com-, com- + legere, to gather; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]

col·lect 2

 (kŏl′ĭkt, -ĕkt′)
n. Ecclesiastical
A brief formal prayer that is used in various Western liturgies before the epistle and that varies with the day.

[Middle English collecte, from Old French, from Medieval Latin collēcta, short for (ōrātiō ad) collēctam, (prayer at the) gathering, from Latin collēctus, gathered, past participle of colligere, to gather; see collect1.]

collecting

(kəˈlɛktɪŋ)
n
the action of accumulating (stamps, books, etc) as a hobby or for study
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.collecting - the act of gathering something togethercollecting - the act of gathering something together
grouping - the activity of putting things together in groups
agglomeration - the act of collecting in a mass; the act of agglomerating
collation - assembling in proper numerical or logical sequence
compiling, compilation - the act of compiling (as into a single book or file or list); "the job of compiling the inventory took several hours"
gather, gathering - the act of gathering something
bottle collection - the activity of collecting bottles; "bottle collection is a hobby of hers"
conchology, shell collecting - the collection and study of mollusc shells
coin collecting, numismatics, numismatology, coin collection - the collection and study of money (and coins in particular)
pickup - the act or process of picking up or collecting from various places; "garbage pickup is on Mondays and Thursdays"
philately, stamp collecting, stamp collection - the collection and study of postage stamps
tax collection - the collection of taxes
Translations
recherche de renseignement

collecting

[kəˈlektɪŋ]
A. Ncoleccionismo m, el coleccionar
B. CPD collecting box, collecting tin Nbote m de cuestación, lata f petitoria

collecting

[kəˈlɛktɪŋ] n [stamps, antiques] → collection fcollecting box n (British)caisse fcollecting tin n (British)caisse f