Meaning of COLLECTION in English

COLLECTION

noun

1 group of objects

ADJECTIVE

▪ big , extensive , huge , large , major , massive , substantial , vast

▪ small

▪ growing

▪ complete , comprehensive

▪ core , permanent

The permanent ~ is displayed on the first floor.

▪ reserve

The museum has a large reserve ~ in storage,

▪ amazing , excellent , extraordinary , fascinating , fine , good , great , important , impressive , interesting , magnificent , outstanding , remarkable , rich , stunning , superb , unique , useful

▪ priceless , valuable

▪ bizarre , disparate , diverse , eclectic , heterogeneous , jumbled , miscellaneous , motley , odd , random , strange , varied

Running through the tale is a motley ~ of loners looking for love.

▪ representative

We have a small but representative ~ of Brazilian art.

▪ celebrated ( esp. BrE ), distinguished , famous , prestigious , renowned

▪ family , personal , private

the largest private art ~ in the world

▪ public

▪ international , local , national

▪ historic , historical

▪ reference , research

a research ~ available for study by historians

▪ archival , archive , library , museum

a historical archive ~ of 20 000 documents

▪ antiques , art , book , CD , coin , DVD , manuscript , music , photographic , picture , plant , record , specimen , stamp

▪ digital

▪ special

VERB + COLLECTION

▪ boast , have , own

The museum boasts a superb ~ of medieval weapons.

▪ acquire , amass , assemble , build up , compile , create , gather , make

He built up his ~ over a period of ten years.

She made a ~ of Roman coins and medals.

▪ start

▪ add to , expand

The ~ has been added to over the years.

▪ complete

She needed only one more stamp to complete her ~.

▪ bequeath , donate

He donated his art ~ to the Guggenheim Museum.

▪ hold , house , keep

a new building to house the national ~

▪ display , exhibit , show

A glass-fronted cabinet displayed a ~ of china.

▪ feature , showcase

The exhibition features a magnificent ~ of bronze statues.

▪ see , view , visit

I was allowed to view his family ~ of miniatures.

▪ consult , examine , study

Historians frequently ask to consult the ~.

▪ catalogue , organize

She had the task of organizing the ~ of rare manuscripts.

▪ digitize

COLLECTION + VERB

▪ consist of sth , contain sth , include sth

The ~ contains some 500 items.

▪ cover sth , span sth

The ~ covers all phases of Picasso's career.

The museum's ~ spans 5 000 years of art history.

▪ come from … 

▪ date from … 

major ~s dating from the 11th to the 19th century

▪ grow

The museum's ~ is growing all the time.

▪ be available , be on display , be on show , be on view

The ~ is rarely on view to the public.

▪ go on display , go on show , go on view

The ~ is to go on public display for the first time next month.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ of

a valuable ~ of antique porcelain

2 taking sth away/bringing sth together

ADJECTIVE

▪ routine , systematic

the systematic ~ of data

▪ efficient

▪ free ( esp. BrE )

We offer free ~ of waste.

▪ weekly

▪ data , intelligence

▪ debt , rent , revenue , tax

the need for more efficient tax ~

▪ garbage ( esp. AmE ), refuse , rubbish ( BrE ), trash ( AmE ), waste

VERB + COLLECTION

▪ await , be ready for (both BrE )

Your car is awaiting ~.

▪ arrange , organize (both BrE )

They will arrange ~ of the chairs.

COLLECTION + NOUN

▪ point , site

a lack of ~ points for waste paper

▪ service

a refuse ~ service

▪ method

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ of

There are some difficulties with the ~ of reliable data.

PHRASES

▪ a method of ~

different methods of data ~

3 poems/stories/music

VERB + COLLECTION

▪ compile , edit , produce , publish

to publish a ~ of scholarly essays

▪ release

The band has just released a ~ of their greatest hits.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ of

4 money

ADJECTIVE

▪ house-to-house , street (both BrE )

▪ charity , church

VERB + COLLECTION

▪ have , make , organize , take ( esp. BrE ), take up ( esp. AmE )

We will have a ~ for charity at the end of the concert.

A ~ will be taken (up) at the end of the service.

COLLECTION + NOUN

▪ box , plate

the church ~ plate

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ for

a street ~ for famine relief

5 new clothes

ADJECTIVE

▪ new

▪ autumn ( BrE ), fall ( AmE ), spring , etc.

▪ ready-to-wear

VERB + COLLECTION

▪ create , launch

She has recently launched her new ready-to-wear ~.

▪ show , unveil

the first designer to unveil his ~ for the spring season

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .