collect stamps


collect stamps
gather various postage stamps as a hobby

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • 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

  • collect — collect1 /keuh lekt /, v.t. 1. to gather together; assemble: The professor collected the students exams. 2. to accumulate; make a collection of: to collect stamps. 3. to receive or compel payment of: to collect a bill. 4. to regain control of… …   Universalium

  • collect — I col•lect [[t]kəˈlɛkt[/t]] v. t. 1) to gather together; assemble 2) to make a collection of: to collect stamps[/ex] 3) to demand and receive payment of 4) to regain control of (oneself or one s thoughts or emotions) 5) to call for and take with… …   From formal English to slang

  • 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

  • STAMPS — The first post offices in the Holy Land were established by the European great powers, by arrangement with the Sublime Porte, in the mid 19th century (see israel : Postal Services for further details). The following post offices were established… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 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

  • 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

  • collect — I. noun Etymology: Middle English collecte, from Anglo French, from Medieval Latin collecta (short for oratio ad collectam prayer upon assembly), from Late Latin, assembly, from Latin, assemblage, from feminine of collectus Date: 13th century 1.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • collect — I. /kəˈlɛkt / (say kuh lekt) verb (t) 1. to gather together; assemble. 2. to accumulate; make a collection of. 3. to gather (money) for contributions or debts, for charity, etc. 4. to regain control of (one s thoughts, faculties, etc., or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • collect — 1. v., adj., & adv. v. 1 tr. & intr. bring or come together; assemble, accumulate. 2 tr. systematically seek and acquire (books, stamps, etc.), esp. as a continuing hobby. 3 a tr. obtain (taxes, contributions, etc.) from a number of people. b… …   Useful english dictionary


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