Definitions of collective

  1. done by or characteristic of individuals acting together; "a joint identity"; "the collective mind"; "the corporate good" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. members of a cooperative enterprise Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. set up on the principle of collectivism or ownership and production by the workers involved usually under the supervision of a government; "collective farms" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. forming a whole or aggregate Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Formed by gathering or collecting; gathered into a mass, sum, or body; congregated or aggregated; as, the collective body of a nation. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. Deducing consequences; reasoning; inferring. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Expressing a collection or aggregate of individuals, by a singular form; as, a collective name or noun, like assembly, army, jury, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. Tending to collect; forming a collection. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. Having plurality of origin or authority; as, in diplomacy, a note signed by the representatives of several governments is called a collective note. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. A collective noun or name. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. United; accumulative; as, the collective claims of the miners; derived from a group, or characteristic of a group; common; in grammar, naming a number of objects as a group. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Collectively. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. Considered as forming one mass or sum: congregated: (gram.) expressing a number or multitude. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Formed by assembling; gathered together. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. Relating to an aggregate or group; tending to collect; bringing together. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Tending to collect; formed by gathering; gathered into one mass, sum, or body; aggregated; deducing consequences. A collective noun, a noun in the singular denoting a number conceived as one body, as a company, an army, &c. Collective note, a note subscribed by all the Powers represented. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. Gathered into a mass, sum, or body; aggregate; expressing a number or multitude united as one. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. Formed by, constituting a, collection, taken as a whole, aggregate, (c. fruit, resulting from many flowers, as mulberry); of, from. many individuals, common, (c. note, signed by several States; c. ownership, of land, means of production, &c., by all for benefit of all, whence collectivism, collectivist, nn.); (Gram. & Log.) c. noun, c. idea, or c., used in sing. to express many individuals, as cattle, troop, duck. Hence collectively adv., collectivity n. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. Gathered into one mass, accumulative; employed in deducing consequences ; a collective noun expresses a multitude, though itself be singular, as a company. Complete Dictionary