Meaning of COLLECTION in English

COLLECTION

transcription, транскрипция: [ kəlekʃ(ə)n ]

( collections)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

1.

A collection of things is a group of similar things that you have deliberately acquired, usually over a period of time.

The Art Gallery of Ontario has the world’s largest collection of sculptures by Henry Moore...

He made the mistake of leaving his valuable record collection with a former girlfriend.

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2.

A collection of stories, poems, or articles is a number of them published in one book.

The Brookings Institution has assembled a collection of essays from foreign affairs experts.

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3.

A collection of things is a group of things.

Wye Lea is a collection of farm buildings that have been converted into an attractive complex.

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4.

A fashion designer’s new collection consists of the new clothes they have designed for the next season.

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5.

Collection is the act of collecting something from a place or from people.

Money can be sent to any one of 22,000 agents worldwide for collection.

...computer systems to speed up collection of information.

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6.

If you organize a collection for charity, you collect money from people to give to charity.

I asked my headmaster if he could arrange a collection for a refugee charity.

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7.

A collection is money that is given by people in church during some Christian services.

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