collect has definitions from the field of religion
1
[ verb ] get or gather together

Examples

"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"

Used in print

(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)

He then sold her some capsules that he asserted would take_care of the tumors and cysts until she could collect the money for buying his machine .

(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)

After another two_weeks , the first young emerge , four to eight small daughters that begin to play the role of worker_bees , collecting pollen and nectar in the field and caring for the new young generation while the queen retires to a life of egg_laying .

It lacks pollen baskets and possesses only a large_number of long , branched hairs on its legs , on which the pollen grains will collect .

(Ross E. McKinney and Howard Edde, "Aerated...)

The effluent was collected through two pipes and discharged to the Blue_River through a surface drainage_ditch .

Composite samples were collected at weekly intervals .

2
[ verb ] call for and obtain payment of

Synonyms

take_in

Examples

"we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts" "he collected the rent"

Used in print

(John Cheever, "The Brigadier and the Golf Widow,"...)

Her mother had done it before her , and even her old grandmother , who had collected money for smallpox and unwed mothers .

Related terms

take raise farm collector

3
[ verb ] assemble or get together

Examples

"gather some stones" "pull your thoughts together"

Used in print

(J. F. Vedder, "Micrometeorites", in Francis S. J...)

Statistically , the most significant data have been collected from the sensors on 1958 Alpha ( Explorer_1 , ) , 1958 Delta_2 ( Sputnik 3 , ) , and 1959 Eta ( Vanguard 3 , ) .

These vehicles , with large sensitive areas , have collected data for long enough times to give reliable impact rates for the periods of exposure .

A measure of the total mass accretion of meteoritic material by the Earth is obtained from analyses of deep sea sediments and dust collected in remote regions ( Pettersson , 1960 ) .

(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)

Since the strength of the Mexicans had been underrated , too small a posse had been collected , and since the deputy had not been provided with search_warrants , MacPherson and his men decided it was much wiser to withdraw .

(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)

She had been one of the first to collect her wits .

4
[ verb ] get or bring together

Synonyms

accumulate pull_in

Examples

"accumulate evidence"

Used in print

(M. Yokoyama et al., "Chemical and serological...)

A flow_rate of 72 * * f was used and 12 ml fractions were collected .

(A. N. Nagaraj and L. M. Black, "Localization of...)

When 1 ml of conjugate was passed_through a column ( * * f ) , the first and second milliliter fractions collected were the most specific and gave no nonspecific staining in some experiments , and very little in others .

(Sallie Bingham, "Moving Day," The Atlantic...)

Winston followed her around the room , collecting the small frail objects ( Christmas , birthday , and anniversary ) and wrapping them in tissue_paper .

(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)

What you were looking_for ( unless you make a hobby of collecting old tennis_rackets and fly screens ) eludes me , but to judge from phonograph_records scattered about a fumed_oak Victrola , you danced two tangos and a paso_doble , which must have been fairly enervating in that milieu .

5
[ verb ] gather or collect

Examples

"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"

Used in print

(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)

One female , collected on an island off the coast of Nicaragua , was gravid and measured 4 feet 8 inches from snout to vent ( her tail should be between 6 and 7 inches long ) .

(John Cheever, "The Brigadier and the Golf Widow,"...)

It was her work to go among her neighbors and collect their checks .

Related terms

get pickup

6
[ verb ] to assemble in proper sequence

Synonyms

collate

Examples

"collate the papers"

Used in print

(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)

On the one side we have the university professors and their students , trained in Teutonic methods of research , who have sought_out , collected and studied the true products of the oral traditions of the ethnic , regional and occupational groups that make_up this nation .

Related terms

order gather

7
[ adjective ] payment due by the recipient on delivery

Synonyms

cod

Examples

"a collect call" "the letter came collect" "a COD parcel"

Related terms

due

8
[ adverb ] make a telephone call or mail a package so that the recipient pays

Examples

"call collect" "send a package collect"

9
[ verb ] come together, usually for a purpose

Synonyms

gather congregate

Examples

"The crowds congregated in front of the Vatican on Christmas Eve"

10
[ noun ] (religion) a short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England

Related terms

prayer

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