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col·lec·tion

 (kə-lĕk′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of collecting.
2. A group of objects or works to be seen, studied, or kept together.
3. A line of products produced for one season, as those developed by a designer: promoted the summer collection in the store window.
4. An accumulation; a deposit: a collection of dust on the piano.
5.
a. A collecting of money, as in church.
b. The sum so collected.

collection

(kəˈlɛkʃən)
n
1. the act or process of collecting
2. a number of things collected or assembled together
3. (Clothing & Fashion) a selection of clothes, esp as presented by a particular designer for a specified season
4. something gathered into a mass or pile; accumulation: a collection of rubbish.
5. a sum of money collected or solicited, as in church
6. removal, esp regular removal of letters from a postbox
7. (Education) (often plural) (at Oxford University) a college examination or an oral report by a tutor

col•lec•tion

(kəˈlɛk ʃən)

n.
1. the act of collecting.
2. something that is collected, as a group of objects or an amount of material accumulated in one place: a stamp collection; a collection of rainwater.
3. the works of art, specimens, or other items collected for exhibit and study in a museum, and kept as part of its holdings.
4. the clothes or other items produced by a designer, esp. for a specific season.
5. a sum of money collected, esp. for church use.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin]

collection

In intelligence usage, the acquisition of information and the provision of this information to processing elements. See also intelligence process.

Collection

 a gathering of objects or of persons, as works of art, literary materials, etc.; a quantity of anything collected together into a mass; an assemblage. See also accumulation.
Examples: collection of literary material, 1460; of floating vapours, 1747; of waters, 1697; of works of art, 1651.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.collection - several things grouped together or considered as a wholecollection - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
group, grouping - any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
procession - the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation; "processions were forbidden"
pharmacopoeia - a collection or stock of drugs
string - a collection of objects threaded on a single strand
wardrobe - collection of clothing belonging to one person
wardrobe - collection of costumes belonging to a theatrical company
universe, population - (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn; "it is an estimate of the mean of the population"
armamentarium - the collection of equipment and methods used in the practice of medicine
art collection - a collection of art works
backlog - an accumulation of jobs not done or materials not processed that are yet to be dealt with (especially unfilled customer orders for products or services)
battery - a collection of related things intended for use together; "took a battery of achievement tests"
block - a number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit; "he reserved a large block of seats"; "he held a large block of the company's stock"
rule book, book - a collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made; "they run things by the book around here"
book - a collection of playing cards satisfying the rules of a card game
bottle collection - a collection of bottles; "her bottle collection is arranged on glass shelves in the window"
caboodle, bunch, lot - any collection in its entirety; "she bought the whole caboodle"
coin collection - a collection of coins
collage - any collection of diverse things; "a collage of memories"
content - everything that is included in a collection and that is held or included in something; "he emptied the contents of his pockets"; "the two groups were similar in content"
tout ensemble, ensemble - an assemblage of parts or details (as in a work of art) considered as forming a whole
corpus - a collection of writings; "he edited the Hemingway corpus"
crop - a collection of people or things appearing together; "the annual crop of students brings a new crop of ideas"
tenantry - tenants of an estate considered as a group
findings - a collection of tools and other articles used by an artisan to make jewelry or clothing or shoes
flagging - flagstones collectively; "there was a pile of flagging waiting to be laid in place"
flinders - bits and splinters and fragments; "it would have shattered in flinders long before it did that damage"
pack - a complete collection of similar things
deal, hand - the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time; "I didn't hold a good hand all evening"; "he kept trying to see my hand"
long suit - in a hand, the suit having the most cards
herbarium - a collection of dried plants that are mounted and systematically classified for study
stamp collection - a collection of stamps
statuary - statues collectively
sum total, summation, sum - the final aggregate; "the sum of all our troubles did not equal the misery they suffered"
agglomeration - a jumbled collection or mass
gimmickry - a collection of gimmicks
nuclear club - the nations possessing nuclear weapons
cumulation, heap, pile, agglomerate, cumulus, mound - a collection of objects laid on top of each other
mass - an ill-structured collection of similar things (objects or people)
combination - a collection of things that have been combined; an assemblage of separate parts or qualities
congregation - an assemblage of people or animals or things collected together; "a congregation of children pleaded for his autograph"; "a great congregation of birds flew over"
hit parade - a collection of the best or most popular people or items of a given kind
Judaica - historical and literary materials relating to Judaism
kludge - a badly assembled collection of parts hastily assembled to serve some particular purpose (often used to refer to computing systems or software that has been badly put together)
program library, subroutine library, library - (computing) a collection of standard programs and subroutines that are stored and available for immediate use
library - a collection of literary documents or records kept for reference or borrowing
mythology - myths collectively; the body of stories associated with a culture or institution or person
biota, biology - all the plant and animal life of a particular region
fauna, zoology - all the animal life in a particular region or period; "the fauna of China"; "the zoology of the Pliocene epoch"
2.collection - a publication containing a variety of works
publication - a copy of a printed work offered for distribution
anthology - a collection of selected literary passages
archives - collection of records especially about an institution
compilation, digest - something that is compiled (as into a single book or file)
3.collection - request for a sum of moneycollection - request for a sum of money; "an appeal to raise money for starving children"
petition, request, postulation - a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority
whip-round - (British) solicitation of money usually for a benevolent purpose
4.collection - the act of gathering something togethercollection - 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

collection

noun
1. accumulation, set, store, mass, pile, heap, stockpile, hoard, congeries He has gathered a large collection of prints and paintings over the years.
2. accumulation, compilation, anthology Two years ago he published a collection of short stories.
3. group, company, crowd, gathering, assembly, cluster, congregation, assortment, assemblage A collection of people of all ages assembled to pay their respects.
4. gathering, acquisition, accumulation computer systems designed to speed up the collection of information
5. contribution, donation, alms I asked my headmaster if we could arrange a collection for the refugees.
6. offering, offertory I put a five-pound note in the church collection.

collection

noun
1. A number of individuals making up or considered a unit:
Translations
جَمْع، تَجْميعمَجْمُوعَةمَجْموعَه
sbírkavybíránísběrsbírání
samlingtømning
kogukogumine
kokoelma
zbirkaskupljanje
gyûjteménygyûjtés
safnsöfnun
コレクション
수집
vyberanie pošty zo schránkyzbierka
pobiranjezbirka
insamlingsamlasamling
สิ่งที่สะสมไว้
koleksiyonolmaalınma
bộ sưu tập

collection

[kəˈlekʃən]
A. N
1. (= act of collecting) [of post, rubbish] → recogida f; [of taxes] → recaudación f
to await collectionestar listo para ser recogido
2. (= things collected) [of pictures, stamps] → colección f (pej) → montón m
my CD collectionmi colección de CDs
3. (= money) → colecta f
a collection for charityuna colecta para obras benéficas
to make a collection forhacer una colecta a beneficio de
4. (= group of people) → grupo m
B. CPD collection charges NPL (Fin, Comm) → gastos mpl de recogida
collection plate Ncepillo m, platillo m

collection

[kəˈlɛkʃən] n
[pictures, records, stamps] → collection f
my CD collection → ma collection de CD
[stories, poems] → recueil m
[designer] → collection f
[mail] → levée f
next collection: 5pm → prochaine levée: 17 heures
[money] → collecte f, quête f
a collection for charity → une collecte pour une association caritative
[goods ordered] → ramassage f
to be ready for collection → être prêt(e)collection box n (US)
(in church)tronc m
(portable)caisse fcollection plate n (in church)plateau m pour la quêtecollection point n (in large store)point m de retrait des achats

collection

n
(= group of people, objects)Ansammlung f; (of stamps, coins etc)Sammlung f; they’re an odd collection of peopledas ist ein seltsamer Verein (inf)
(= collecting, of facts, information) → Zusammentragen nt; (of goods, person)Abholung f; (of mail)Abholung f; (from letter box) → Leerung f; (of stamps, coins)Sammeln nt; (of money, jumble for charity)Sammlung f; (in church) → Kollekte f; (of rent, fares)Kassieren nt; (of taxes)Einziehen nt; (of debts)Eintreiben nt; the police organized the collection of all firearmsdie Polizei ließ alle Schusswaffen einsammeln; to hold a collection for somebody/somethingfür jdn/etw eine Sammlung durchführen; bill for collectionInkassowechsel m
(Fashion) → Kollektion f

collection

[kəˈlɛkʃn] n (of information) → raccolta; (of taxes) → riscossione f; (of refuse) → rimozione f; (of stamps) → collezione f, raccolta; (of miscellaneous objects, people) → miscuglio (Rel) → questua; (for charity) → colletta, raccolta (Post) → levata

collect

(kəˈlekt) verb
1. to bring or come together; to gather. People are collecting in front of the house; I collect stamps; I'm collecting (money) for cancer research; He's trying to collect his thoughts.
2. to call for and take away. She collects the children from school each day.
colˈlected adjective
1. gathered together in one book etc. the collected poems of Robert Burns.
2. composed; cool. She appeared quite calm and collected.
colˈlection (-ʃən) noun
1. (an) act of collecting. Your letter won't get to London tomorrow – you've missed the last collection (= of mail from a postbox) for today.
2. a set of objects etc collected. a stamp collection.
colˈlective (-tiv) adjective
1. of a number of people etc combined into one group. This success was the result of a collective effort.
2. of a noun, taking a singular verb but standing for many things taken as a whole. `Cattle' is a collective noun.
noun
a farm or organization run by a group of workers for the good of all of them.
colˈlectively adverb
They were collectively responsible for the man's death.
colˈlector noun
a person who collects, as a job or as a hobby. a ticket-collector / stamp-collector.

collection

مَجْمُوعَة sbírka samling Sammlung συλλογή colección, recogida kokoelma collection zbirka collezione コレクション 수집 verzameling samling zbiór coleção коллекция insamling สิ่งที่สะสมไว้ koleksiyon bộ sưu tập 收藏

collection

n recolección f, colección f; blood — recolección or colección de sangre
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Tax laws have in vain been multiplied; new methods to enforce the collection have in vain been tried; the public expectation has been uniformly disappointed, and the treasuries of the States have remained empty.
She was much startled, on returning home one night, to find that Mrs Jarley had commanded an announcement to be prepared, to the effect that the stupendous collection would only remain in its present quarters one day longer; in fulfilment of which threat (for all announcements connected with public amusements are well known to be irrevocable and most exact), the stupendous collection shut up next day.
Well, my name is Christabel Carstairs; and my father was that Colonel Carstairs you've probably heard of, who made the famous Carstairs Collection of Roman coins.
Naturally my chief solicitude was about my collection of Ceramics.
Ide," it is not impossible that the poems now republished in this collection may be by the author of "The Raven.
He received letters from editors like the following: "About a year ago we were unfortunate enough to refuse your collection of love- poems.
The collection, I assure you, was an object lesson in human malignity.
He had a cent in his pocket for the Sunday School collection, and a five-cent piece for the church collection; he carried his Bible in one hand and his Sunday School quarterly in the other; he knew his lesson and his Golden Text and his catechism question perfectly.
The Ghost replied that he had not eaten them, and while he was explaining the situation another State Official silently added the dome to his own collection.
Sir," replied the Naturalist, "I need a snakeskin for my collection, but if you had not explained I should not have interrupted you, for I thought you were at dinner.
We have only, therefore, to notice how they are collected together, and we can then keep the collection without assuming any "real" table as distinct from the collection.
Acting on language, those qualities generate a specific and unique beauty--"that other beauty of prose"--fitly illustrated by these specimens, which the reader needs hardly be told, after what has been now said, are far from being a collection of "purple patches.