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English Dictionary: collect by the DICT Development Group
4 results for collect
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
collect
adv
  1. make a telephone call or mail a package so that the recipient pays; "call collect"; "send a package collect"
adj
  1. payable by the recipient on delivery; "a collect call"; "the letter came collect"; "a COD parcel"
    Synonym(s): collect, cod
n
  1. a short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England
v
  1. get or gather together; "I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife"; "She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis"; "She rolled up a small fortune"
    Synonym(s): roll up, collect, accumulate, pile up, amass, compile, hoard
  2. call for and obtain payment of; "we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts"; "he collected the rent"
    Synonym(s): collect, take in
  3. assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together"
    Synonym(s): gather, garner, collect, pull together
    Antonym(s): distribute, spread
  4. get or bring together; "accumulate evidence"
    Synonym(s): collect, pull in
  5. gather or collect; "You can get the results on Monday"; "She picked up the children at the day care center"; "They pick up our trash twice a week"
    Synonym(s): collect, pick up, gather up, call for
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Collect \Col*lect"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Collected}; p. pr. &
      vb. n. {Collecting}.] [L. collecrus, p. p. of collerige to
      bind together; col- + legere to gather: cf. OF. collecter.
      See {Legend}, and cf. {Coil}, v. t., {Cull}, v. t.]
      1. To gather into one body or place; to assemble or bring
            together; to obtain by gathering.
  
                     A band of men Collected choicely from each country.
                                                                              --Shak.
  
                     'Tis memory alone that enriches the mind, by
                     preserving what our labor and industry daily
                     collect.                                             --Watts.
  
      2. To demand and obtain payment of, as an account, or other
            indebtedness; as, to collect taxes.
  
      3. To infer from observed facts; to conclude from premises.
            [Archaic.] --Shak.
  
                     Which sequence, I conceive, is very ill collected.
                                                                              --Locke.
  
      {To collect one's self}, to recover from surprise,
            embarrassment, or fear; to regain self-control.
  
      Syn: To gather; assemble; congregate; muster; accumulate;
               garner; aggregate; amass; infer; deduce.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Collect \Col*lect"\, v. i.
      1. To assemble together; as, the people collected in a crowd;
            to accumulate; as, snow collects in banks.
  
      2. To infer; to conclude. [Archaic]
  
                     Whence some collect that the former word imports a
                     plurality of persons.                        --South.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Collect \Col"lect\, n. [LL. collecta, fr. L. collecta a
      collection in money; an assemblage, fr. collerige: cf. F.
      collecte. See {Collect}, v. t.]
      A short, comprehensive prayer, adapted to a particular day,
      occasion, or condition, and forming part of a liturgy.
  
               The noble poem on the massacres of Piedmont is strictly
               a collect in verse.                                 --Macaulay.
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