- col|lec|tionW1S2 [kəˈlekʃən] n▬▬▬▬▬▬▬1¦(set/group)¦2¦(money)¦3¦(rent/debts/taxes)¦4¦(bringing together)¦5¦(taking something away)¦6¦(fashion)¦7¦(books/music)¦8¦(people)¦▬▬▬▬▬▬▬1.) ¦(SET/GROUP)¦a) a set of similar things that are kept or brought together because they are attractive or interesting▪ a stamp collection▪ my record collectioncollection of▪ a collection of Japanese vasesb) a group of objects together in the same place▪ a collection of empty wine bottles on the back porch2.) ¦(MONEY)¦the act of asking people to give you money for an organization that helps people, or during a church service, or the money collected in this way→↑collect collection for▪ Every Christmas we have a collection for a local charity.▪ We'll be taking up a collection at the end of tonight's service.3.) ¦(RENT/DEBTS/TAXES)¦[U]the act of obtaining money that is owed to you▪ a debt collection agency4.) ¦(BRINGING TOGETHER)¦[U]the act of bringing together things of the same type from different places to form a group→↑collect▪ a computerized data collection system5.) ¦(TAKING SOMETHING AWAY)¦ [U and C]the act of taking something from a place→↑collect▪ Garbage collections are made every Tuesday morning.▪ Please collect your purchases from the customer collection point .6.) ¦(FASHION)¦the clothes designed by a fashion company for a particular season▪ Donna Karen's new spring collection7.) ¦(BOOKS/MUSIC)¦several stories, poems, pieces of music etc that are in one book or on one recordcollection of▪ a new collection of Frost's poetry8.) ¦(PEOPLE)¦ [C usually singular]a group of people, especially people you think are strange or unusual in some waycollection of▪ There was an interesting collection of people at the wedding.
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.