W1S2 [kəˈlekʃən] n
4¦(bringing together)¦
5¦(taking something away)¦
1.) ¦(SET/GROUP)¦
a) a set of similar things that are kept or brought together because they are attractive or interesting
→↑collect, collector ↑collector
a stamp collection
my record collection
collection of
a collection of Japanese vases
b) a group of objects together in the same place
a collection of empty wine bottles on the back porch
2.) ¦(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.
the act of obtaining money that is owed to you
→↑collect, collector ↑collector
a debt collection agency
the act of bringing together things of the same type from different places to form a group
a computerized data collection system
the act of taking something from a place
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 collection
several stories, poems, pieces of music etc that are in one book or on one record
collection of
a new collection of Frost's poetry
8.) ¦(PEOPLE)¦ [C usually singular]
a group of people, especially people you think are strange or unusual in some way
collection of
There was an interesting collection of people at the wedding.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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