'Collect' definitions:

Definition of 'collect'

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Make a telephone call or mail a package so that the recipient pays; "call collect"; "send a package collect"
Payable by the recipient on delivery; "a collect call"; "the letter came collect"; "a COD parcel" [syn: collect, cod]
A short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England
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" [syn: roll up, collect, accumulate, pile up, amass, compile, hoard]
Call for and obtain payment of; "we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts"; "he collected the rent" [syn: collect, take in]
Assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together" [syn: gather, garner, collect, pull together] [ant: distribute, spread]
Get or bring together; "accumulate evidence" [syn: collect, pull in]
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" [syn: collect, pick up, gather up, call for]

Definition of 'Collect'

  • 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. [1913 Webster]
  • The noble poem on the massacres of Piedmont is strictly a collect in verse. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Collect'

  • Collect \Col*lect"\ (k[o^]l*l[e^]kt"), 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. [1913 Webster]
  • A band of men Collected choicely from each country. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • 'Tis memory alone that enriches the mind, by preserving what our labor and industry daily collect. --Watts. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. To demand and obtain payment of, as an account, or other indebtedness; as, to collect taxes. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. To infer from observed facts; to conclude from premises. [Archaic.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • Which sequence, I conceive, is very ill collected. --Locke. [1913 Webster]
  • 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. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Collect'

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

Synonyms of 'collect'

From: Moby Thesaurus