Definitions of collection

  1. the act of gathering something together Webster Dictionary DB
  2. a publication containing a variety of works Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act or process of collecting or of gathering; as, the collection of specimens. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. A gathering or assemblage of objects or of persons. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. A gathering of money for charitable or other purposes, as by passing a contribution box for freewill offerings. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. That which is obtained in payment of demands. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. An accumulation of any substance. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. The act of inferring or concluding from premises or observed facts; also, that which is inferred. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. The jurisdiction of a collector of excise. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. The act of gathering together; a mass; a crowd; an assemblage of works of art, or natural objects; a contribution to a special object. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Act of collecting: that which is collected: an assemblage: a heap or mass: a book of selections. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Act of collecting; that which is collected; assemblage. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. A collecting; persons or things collected; an accumulation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. The act of collecting; that which is collected; an assemblage; a mass; a heap; a sum collected for a religions or charitable purposo; a gathering, as of matter in an abscess; deduction; inference. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. The act of gathering; an assemblage or crowd; a contribution; a sum gathered for a charitable purpose; a book of extracts; a selection of works in painting or sculpture not large enough to form a gallery; a selection of prints without regard to number. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for collection

  1. It had Vaughan's collection in it, all bound together. – The Gloved Hand by Burton E. Stevenson
  2. But later I took him out of the collection – Last Words by Stephen Crane