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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 ?
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.
Thou knowest, my friend, what my mother used to say, that one must live long to see much; I say it because I expect to see more if I live longer; for I don't expect to stop until I see thee a farmer of taxes or a collector of revenue, which are offices where, though the devil carries off those who make a bad use of them, still they make and handle money.
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.
She will be a simpleton to her last breath," said the former collector, who, however, dined with her twice a week.
After being first a notary's clerk, then in business, then in the customs, and a tax collector, and having even applied for a position in the administration of woods and forests, he had at last, when he was thirty-six years old, by a divine inspiration, found his vocation: registrature
Soon after this," said Grandfather, "Sir William Phips quarrelled with the captain of an English frigate, and also with the collector of Boston.
Her plants, her books-- of which she had been a collector from the first hour of her commanding a shilling--her writing-desk, and her works of charity and ingenuity, were all within her reach; or if indisposed for employment, if nothing but musing would do, she could scarcely see an object in that room which had not an interesting remembrance connected with it.
From their talk I gathered the notion of an eccentric personality, a man of great wealth, not so much solitary as difficult of access, a collector of fine things, a painter known only to very few people and not at all to the public market.
The swords were among some specimens sent down here for the Prime Minister's inspection; he is a collector, you know; they were the only equal weapons I could find.
Sillerton Jackson applied to the investigation of his friends' affairs the patience of a collector and the science of a naturalist; and his sister, Miss Sophy Jackson, who lived with him, and was entertained by all the people who could not secure her much-sought-after brother, brought home bits of minor gossip that filled out usefully the gaps in his picture.
Unlike the rest of us, however, in this as in all else, Raffles would not infrequently allow the acquisitive spirit of the mere collector to silence the dictates of professional prudence.
A collector peeps into all the picture-shops of Europe for a landscape of Poussin, a crayon-sketch of Salvator; but the Transfiguration, the Last Judgment, the Communion of St.