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  • 1 Collect — • The name now used only for short prayers before the Epistle in the Mass, which occur again at Lauds, Terce, Sext, None, and Vespers Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Collect     Collect …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 2 collect — I (gather) verb accumulate, acquire, add to, aggregate, amalgamate, amass, assemble, bring to a common center, bring to a point of union, bring together, compile, concentrate, conferre, congerere, conglomerate, consolidate, convene, convocare,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Collect — Col*lect (k[o^]l*l[e^]kt ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Collected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Collecting}.] [L. collecrus, p. p. of collerige to bind together; col + legere to gather: cf. OF. collecter. See {Legend}, and cf. {Coil}, v. t., {Cull}, v. t.] 1. To… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 collect — collect1 [kə lekt′] vt. [ME collecten < OFr collecter < L collectus: see COLLECT2] 1. to gather together; assemble 2. to gather (stamps, books, etc.) as a hobby 3. to call for and receive (money) for (rent, a fund, taxes, bills, etc.) 4. to …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Collect — Col lect, n. [LL. collecta, fr. L. collecta a collection in money; an assemblage, fr. collerige: cf. F. collecte. See {Collect}, v. t.] A short, comprehensive prayer, adapted to a particular day, occasion, or condition, and forming part of a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 collect — Ⅰ. collect [1] ► VERB 1) bring or gather together. 2) systematically acquire (items of a particular kind) as a hobby. 3) call for and take away; fetch. 4) call for and receive as a right or due. 5) (collect oneself) regain control of onese …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 Collect — Col*lect , v. i. 1. To assemble together; as, the people collected in a crowd; to accumulate; as, snow collects in banks. [1913 Webster] 2. To infer; to conclude. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] Whence some collect that the former word imports a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 collect — (v.) early 15c. (trans.), from O.Fr. collecter to collect (late 14c.), from L. collectus, pp. of colligere gather together, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + legere to gather (see LECTURE (Cf. lecture) (n.)). The intransitive sense is… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 collect — [v1] accumulate, come together aggregate, amass, array, assemble, cluster, compile, congregate, congress, convene, converge, convoke, corral, flock, flock together, gather, get hold of, group, heap, hoard, muster, rally, rendezvous, round up,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 collect — *gather, assemble, congregate Analogous words: mass, *heap, pile: *accumulate, amass, hoard: consolidate, concentrate, *compact Antonyms: disperse: distribute Contrasted words: *scatter, dissipate, dispel: dispense, divide, deal, dole (see …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 collect — To pick up mail from collection boxes or customers …

    Glossary of postal terms

  • 12 collect — ▪ I. collect col‧lect 1 [kəˈlekt] verb [transitive] 1. BANKING collect cheques to arrange for cheques to be paid: • The district banks provide a variety of services for commercial banks, including collecting and clearing cheques. 2 …

    Financial and business terms

  • 13 collect — col|lect1 W2S1 [kəˈlekt] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(bring together)¦ 2¦(keep objects)¦ 3¦(rent/debts/taxes)¦ 4¦(money to help people)¦ 5¦(increase in amount)¦ 6¦(win something)¦ 7 collect yourself/collect your thoughts 8¦(take somebody/something from a place)¦ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 collect — [[t]kəle̱kt[/t]] ♦♦ collects, collecting, collected 1) VERB If you collect a number of things, you bring them together from several places or from several people. [V n] Two young girls were collecting firewood... [V n] Elizabeth had been… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 Collect — This article is about the Christian prayer. For the telecommunications concept, see collect call. For the hobby, see collecting. For other uses, see Collection (disambiguation). In Christian liturgy, a collect (stressed on the first syllable:… …

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  • 16 collect — I UK [kəˈlekt] / US verb Word forms collect : present tense I/you/we/they collect he/she/it collects present participle collecting past tense collected past participle collected *** 1) [transitive] to get things and keep them together for a… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 collect — 1 verb 1 BRING TOGETHER (T) to get things of the same type from different places and bring them together: Researchers spent 6 months collecting facts and figures. | Could you collect some branches for a fire? 2 KEEP OBJECTS (T) to get and keep… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 collect — v. 1) (D; intr.) to collect around (a crowd collected around them) 2) (D; tr.) to collect from (to collect money from one s colleagues) 3)(D; intr.) to collect on (to collect on one s insurance) * * * [kə lekt] (D; intr.) to collect around (a… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 collect — col|lect1 [ kə lekt ] verb *** 1. ) transitive to get things and keep them together for a particular reason: A lot of families collect newspapers for recycling. a ) to get and keep objects because they are interesting or valuable: I didn t know… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 collect up — col ˌlect ˈup [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they collect up he/she/it collects up present participle collecting up …

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