Definitions for: Collection


[n] the act of gathering something together
[n] request for a sum of money; "an appeal to raise money for starving children"
[n] a publication containing a variety of works
[n]



Webster (1913) Definition: Col*lec"tion, n. [L. collectio: cf. F. collection.]
1. The act or process of collecting or of gathering; as, the
collection of specimens.

2. That which is collected; as:
(a) A gathering or assemblage of objects or of persons.
``A collection of letters.'' --Macaulay.
(b) A gathering of money for charitable or other purposes,
as by passing a contribution box for freewill
offerings. ``The collection for the saints.'' --1 Cor.
xvi. 1
(c) (Usually in pl.) That which is obtained in payment of
demands.
(d) An accumulation of any substance. ``Collections of
moisture.'' --Whewell. ``A purulent collection.''
--Dunglison.

3. The act of inferring or concluding from premises or
observed facts; also, that which is inferred. [Obs.]

We may safely say thus, that wrong collections have
been hitherto made out of those words by modern
divines. --Milton.

4. The jurisdiction of a collector of excise. [Eng.]

Syn: Gathering; assembly; assemblage; group; crowd;
congregation; mass; heap; compilation.

Synonyms: accumulation, aggregation, aggregation, appeal, assemblage, assembling, collecting, compendium, ingathering, solicitation

See Also: agglomeration, agglomeration, anthology, archives, armamentarium, arms, art collection, backlog, battery, biology, biota, block, book, bottle collection, bottle collection, bunch, bundle, caboodle, category, class, coin collecting, coin collection, coin collection, collation, combination, compilation, compilation, compiling, conchology, congregation, content, corpus, cumulus, deal, defence, defense, defense lawyers, defense team, digest, ensemble, Europe, family, fauna, Free World, gather, gathering, gimmickry, group, grouping, grouping, hand, heap, implements of war, job lot, Judaica, kludge, library, long suit, lot, mass, mound, munition, mythology, numismatics, numismatology, pack, package, packet, pantheon, parcel, petition, petting zoo, pharmacopoeia, philately, pickup, pile, planting, population, postulation, program library, prosecution, publication, request, rule book, set, shell collecting, signage, stamp collecting, stamp collection, stamp collection, statuary, string, subroutine library, sum, sum total, summation, tax collection, tenantry, Third World, tout ensemble, universe, Victoriana, wardrobe, weaponry, weapons system, whip-round

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