Associations to the word «Collect»


COLLECT, verb. (transitive) To gather together; amass.
COLLECT, verb. (transitive) To get; particularly, get from someone.
COLLECT, verb. (transitive) To accumulate a number of similar or related (objects), particularly for a hobby or recreation.
COLLECT, verb. (transitive) (now rare) To form a conclusion; to deduce, infer. (Compare gather, get.)
COLLECT, verb. (intransitive) (often with on or against) To collect payments.
COLLECT, verb. (intransitive) To come together in a group or mass.
COLLECT, verb. (intransitive) To collect objects as a hobby.
COLLECT, verb. (transitive) To infer; to conclude.
COLLECT, adjective. To be paid for by the recipient, as a telephone call or a shipment.
COLLECT, adverb. With payment due from the recipient.
COLLECT, noun. (Christianity) The prayer said before the reading of the epistle lesson, especially one found in a prayerbook, as with the Book of Common Prayer.
COLLECT DUST, verb. (idiomatic) To remain untouched and unused for a long period of time.
COLLECT ONE'S THOUGHTS, verb. (idiomatic) To become mentally composed, especially after being distressed, surprised, or disoriented; to become calm or organized in one's emotional state or thinking, as in preparation for a conversation, speech, decision, etc.
COLLECT ONE'S WITS, verb. Alternative form of collect one's thoughts
COLLECT ONESELF, verb. To recover from surprise, embarrassment, or fear; to regain self-control.
COLLECT UP, verb. (transitive) To find and put together in the same place.

Dictionary definition

COLLECT, noun. A short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England.
COLLECT, verb. Get or gather together; "I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife"; "She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis"; "She rolled up a small fortune".
COLLECT, verb. Call for and obtain payment of; "we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts"; "he collected the rent".
COLLECT, verb. Assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together".
COLLECT, verb. Get or bring together; "accumulate evidence".
COLLECT, verb. Gather or collect; "You can get the results on Monday"; "She picked up the children at the day care center"; "They pick up our trash twice a week".
COLLECT, adverb. Make a telephone call or mail a package so that the recipient pays; "call collect"; "send a package collect".
COLLECT, adjective. Payable by the recipient on delivery; "a collect call"; "the letter came collect"; "a COD parcel".

Wise words

Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for.
Ray Bradbury