Definitions for: Collect


[n] a short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England
[adv] make a telephone call or mail a package so that the recipient pays; "call collect"; "send a package collect"
[adj] payment due by the recipient on delivery; "a collect call"; "the letter came collect"; "a COD parcel"
[v] assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together"
[v] get or bring together; "accumulate evidence"
[v] move together
[v] call for and obtain payment of; "we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts"; "he collected the rent"
[v] get or gather together; "I am accumulating evidence for athe man's unfaithfulness to his wife"; "She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis"
[v] gather or collect; "You can get the results on Monday"; "She picked up the children at the day care center"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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.


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.

Synonyms: accumulate, amass, call for, cod, compile, congregate, due, garner, gather, gather, gather up, hoard, owed, pick up, pile up, pull in, pull together, take in

Antonyms: distribute, spread

See Also: accumulate, acquire, amass, archive, bale, beat up, birdnest, catch, chunk, clam, clump, cluster, collect, collect, come up, come up, compile, constellate, corral, crowd, crowd together, cull, drum up, farm, file away, flock, fort, fort up, fund, gather up, get, glean, harvest, heap up, hive, hive, hive away, hoard, lay in, lift up, lump, marshal, mobilise, mobilize, move, muster, muster up, nest, nut, orison, oyster, pearl, petition, pick, pick up, pile up, pluck, prayer, pull in, put in, raise, rake, rally, reap, round up, run up, salt away, salvage, scavenge, scrape, scrape up, shock, snail, sponge, stack away, stack up, stash away, store, summon, take

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