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Noun: collecting  ku'lek-ting
  1. The act of gathering something together
    - collection, assembling, aggregation
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

Derived forms: collectings

Type of: acquire, get, grouping, hive away, lay in, put in, salt away, stack away, stash away, store, take

Encyclopedia: Collecting