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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
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What is the power of laying and collecting taxes, but a LEGISLATIVE POWER, or a power of MAKING LAWS, to lay and collect taxes?
It conducts us to this palpable truth, that a power to lay and collect taxes must be a power to pass all laws NECESSARY and PROPER for the execution of that power; and what does the unfortunate and culumniated provision in question do more than declare the same truth, to wit, that the national legislature, to whom the power of laying and collecting taxes had been previously given, might, in the execution of that power, pass all laws NECESSARY and PROPER to carry it into effect?
He owned a voice as soothing as the wash of the sea, and stores of experiences as vast as the sea itself; for his business in life was to wander up and down the world, collecting orchids and wild beasts and ethnological specimens for German and American dealers.
I learned dot trick in Mogoung Tanjong when I was collecting liddle monkeys for some peoples in Berlin.
When I was collecting dose liddle monkeys-it was in '79 or '80, und I was in der islands of der Archipelago-over dere in der dark"-he pointed southward to New Guinea generally-"Mein Gott
The ugly jackdaw, collecting all the fine feathers which had fallen from the other birds, attached them to his own body and appeared at the examination, looking very gay.
Seeing a lady approaching with a collecting box, he beckoned her up and put in a five-rouble note.
I can never see these collecting boxes unmoved while I've money in my pocket," he said.
Generally, the use tax is the same rate as the sales tax, and helps the state recoup the revenue lost by not collecting taxes on sales.
A seasoned investigator will admit that collecting evidence and understanding its potential meaning are different tasks.
The current way of collecting samples involves physically hauling hundreds of bags back to the lab for analysis.
These are cumulative figures, and we do an outstanding job of collecting monies owed through parking citations,'' Jeff said.

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