collect: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ku-lekt'), [key]
- to gather together; assemble: The professor collected the students' exams.
- to accumulate; make a collection of: to collect stamps.
- to receive or compel payment of: to collect a bill.
- to regain control of (oneself or one's thoughts, faculties, composure, or the like): At the news of her promotion, she took a few minutes to collect herself.
- to call for and take with one: He drove off to collect his guests. They collected their mail.
- to bring (a horse) into a collected attitude.
- to infer.
- to gather together; assemble: The students collected in the assembly hall.
- to accumulate: Rain water collected in the barrel.
- to receive payment (often fol. by on): He collected on the damage to his house.
- to gather or bring together books, stamps, coins, etc., usually as a hobby: He's been collecting for years.
- (of a horse) to come into a collected attitude.
- requiring payment by the recipient: a collect telephone call; a telegram sent collect.
Pronunciation: (kol'ekt), [key]
- any of certain brief prayers used in Western churches esp. before the epistle in the communion service.
- collect (Thesaurus)