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Verb: collect  ku'lekt
  1. Get or gather together (a large number of something)
    "She collected a small fortune";
    - roll up, accumulate, pile up, amass, compile, hoard
     
  2. Call for and obtain payment of
    "we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts"; "he collected the rent";
    - take in
     
  3. Assemble or get together
    "collect some stones";
    - gather, garner, pull together
     
  4. Get or bring together
    - pull in
     
  5. Go to meet, esp. to then take somewhere in a vehicle
    "She collected the children at the day care centre";
    - pick up, gather up, call for
Noun: collect  ku'lekt
  1. A short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England
Adjective: collect  ku'lekt
  1. Payable by the recipient on delivery
    "a collect call"; "the letter came collect";
    - cod
Adverb: collect  ku'lekt
  1. Make a telephone call or mail a package so that the recipient pays
    "call collect"; "send a package collect"

Derived forms: collected, collecting, collects

See also: due

Type of: acquire, get, hive away, lay in, orison [archaic], petition, prayer, put in, salt away, stack away, stash away, store, take

Encyclopedia: Collect