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col·lec·tor

 (kə-lĕk′tər)
n.
1. One that collects: a dust collector.
2. A person employed to collect taxes, duties, or other payments.
3. A person who makes a collection, as of stamps.
4. An electrode collector.
5. A solar collector.

col·lec′tor·ship′ n.

collector

(kəˈlɛktə)
n
1. a person or thing that collects
2. (Commerce) a person employed to collect debts, rents, etc
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the head of a district administration in India
4. (Other Non-sporting Hobbies) a person who collects or amasses objects as a hobby
5. (Electronics) electronics the region in a transistor into which charge carriers flow from the base
colˈlectorˌship n

col•lec•tor

(kəˈlɛk tər)

n.
1. a person or thing that collects.
2. a person employed to collect debts, duties, taxes, etc.
3. a person who collects books, paintings, stamps, etc., as a hobby or investment.
[1375–1425; < Anglo-French < Medieval Latin]
col•lec′tor•ship`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.collector - a person who collects thingscollector - a person who collects things  
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
archivist - a person in charge of collecting and cataloguing archives
conchologist - a collector and student of mollusc shells
coin collector, numismatist, numismatologist - a collector and student of money (and coins in particular)
packrat - a collector of miscellaneous useless objects
philatelist, stamp collector - a collector and student of postage stamps
2.collector - a person who is employed to collect payments (as for rent or taxes)collector - a person who is employed to collect payments (as for rent or taxes)
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
conductor - the person who collects fares on a public conveyance
gleaner - someone who gathers something in small pieces (e.g. information) slowly and carefully
rent collector - a person who goes from house to house collecting rents for the owner
revenue enhancement, tax, taxation - charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
3.collector - a crater that has collected cosmic material hitting the earth
crater - a bowl-shaped depression formed by the impact of a meteorite or bomb
4.collector - the electrode in a transistor through which a primary flow of carriers leaves the region between the electrodes
electrode - a conductor used to make electrical contact with some part of a circuit
electronic transistor, junction transistor, transistor - a semiconductor device capable of amplification

collector

Collectors and enthusiasts

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Translations
جامِع الأشْياءمُحَصِّل
sběratelvýběrčí
samler
keräilijäkollektoriveronkantajakerääjä
kolekcionarkolektorsakupljač
gyûjtõ
safnari
収集家
수집가
zberateľ
zbiratelj
samlare
นักสะสม
người sưu tầm

collector

[kəˈlektəʳ] N [of taxes] → recaudador(a) m/f; [of stamps] → coleccionista mf
collector's item or piecepieza f de coleccionista
see also ticket C

collector

[kəˈlɛktər] n
[antiques, stamps, books, plants] → collectionneur/euse m/f
[taxes] → percepteur m
[rent, cash] → encaisseur mcollector's item [kəˈlɛktərzaɪtəm] npièce f de collectioncollector's piece [kəˈlɛktərzpiːs] npièce f de collection

collector

n
(of taxes)Einnehmer(in) m(f); (of rent, cash)Kassierer(in) m(f); (= ticket collector) Bahnbediensteter, der die abgefahrenen Fahrkarten einsammelt
(of stamps, coins etc)Sammler(in) m(f); collector’s (item, piece, price)Sammler-, Liebhaber-; collector’s carLiebhaberauto nt

collector

[kəˈlɛktəʳ] n (of stamps) → collezionista m/f; (of taxes) → esattore m
collector's item or piece → pezzo da collezionista

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.

collector

مُحَصِّل sběratel samler Sammler συλλέκτης coleccionista keräilijä collectionneur sakupljač collezionista 収集家 수집가 verzamelaar samler kolekcjoner colecionador коллекционер samlare นักสะสม koleksiyoncu người sưu tầm 收藏家
References in classic literature ?
At last, however, all the things that had to be got together were got together, and all the things that had to be got out of the way were got out of the way, and everything was ready, and the collector himself having promised to come, fortune smiled upon the occasion.
There were also an elderly lady from the back-parlour, and one more young lady, who, next to the collector, perhaps was the great lion of the party, being the daughter of a theatrical fireman, who 'went on' in the pantomime, and had the greatest turn for the stage that was ever known, being able to sing and recite in a manner that brought the tears into Mrs Kenwigs's eyes.
Within every district to which a federal collector would be allotted, there would not be less than thirty or forty, or even more, officers of different descriptions, and many of them persons of character and weight, whose influence would lie on the side of the State.
For upwards of twenty years before this epoch, the independent position of the Collector had kept the Salem Custom-House out of the whirlpool of political vicissitude, which makes the tenure of office generally so fragile.
Give them a picture with a good large ruin, fancy trees, prancing nymphs, and a watery sky; dirty it down dexterously to the right pitch; put it in an old frame; call it a Claude; and the sphere of the Old Master is enlarged, the collector is delighted, the picture-dealer is enriched, and the neglected modern artist claps a joyful hand on a well-filled pocket.
Sedley no longer thought of executing her threats with regard to Miss Sharp; for though nothing is more keen, nor more common, nor more justifiable, than maternal jealousy, yet she could not bring herself to suppose that the little, humble, grateful, gentle governess would dare to look up to such a magnificent personage as the Collector of Boggley Wollah.
Francis Vavassor, 15 a learned French jesuit, entered at greater length on this subject, and produced further proofs from internal evidence, from the use of the word Piraeus in describing the harbour of Athens, a name which was not given till two hundred years after Aesop, and from the introduction of other modern words, that many of these fables must have been at least committed to writing posterior to the time of Aesop, and more boldly suggests Babrias as their author or collector.
Soon after this," said Grandfather, "Sir William Phips quarrelled with the captain of an English frigate, and also with the collector of Boston.
235 less than it had done nine months before when it was bought by the distinguished collector whose sudden death had brought it once more under the hammer.
The husband of Princess Betsy, a good-natured fat man, an ardent collector of engravings, hearing that his wife had visitors, came into the drawing room before going to his club.
A similar superstition was once prevalent, as I have heard, in ancient Greece and Rome; not applying, however (as in India), to a diamond devoted to the service of a god, but to a semi-transparent stone of the inferior order of gems, supposed to be affected by the lunar influences--the moon, in this latter case also, giving the name by which the stone is still known to collectors in our own time.
The first day, the blood liquefies in forty-seven minutes--the church is crammed, then, and time must be allowed the collectors to get around: after that it liquefies a little quicker and a little quicker, every day, as the houses grow smaller, till on the eighth day, with only a few dozens present to see the miracle, it liquefies in four minutes.