Definitions for: Collector

[n] the electrode in a transistor through which a primary flow of carriers leaves the region between the electrodes
[n] a crater that has collected cosmic material hitting the earth
[n] a person who is employed to collect payments (as for rent or taxes)
[n] a person who collects things

Webster (1913) Definition: Col*lect"or, n. [LL. collector one who collects: cf.
F. collecteur.]
1. One who collects things which are separate; esp., one who
makes a business or practice of collecting works of art,
objects in natural history, etc.; as, a collector of

I digress into Soho to explore a bookstall. Methinks
I have been thirty years a collector. --Lamb.

2. A compiler of books; one who collects scattered passages
and puts them together in one book.

Volumes without the collector's own reflections.

3. (Com.) An officer appointed and commissioned to collect
and receive customs, duties, taxes, or toll.

A great part of this is now embezzled . . . by
collectors, and other officers. --Sir W.

4. One authorized to collect debts.

5. A bachelor of arts in Oxford, formerly appointed to
superintend some scholastic proceedings in Lent. --Todd.

Synonyms: accumulator, aggregator, gatherer

See Also: archivist, bearer, coin collector, conchologist, conductor, crater, electrode, electronic transistor, Gardner, gleaner, holder, human, individual, Isabella Stewart Gardner, junction transistor, mortal, numismatist, numismatologist, person, philatelist, rent collector, somebody, someone, soul, stamp collector, transistor

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