1. [ verb ] get or gather together
Synonyms: accumulate compile hoard amass roll_up pile_up

"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"

Related terms: store accumulate run_up lump scrape fund corral bale catch fund accumulation collection compilation
2. [ verb ] call for and obtain payment of
Synonyms: take_in

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

Related terms: take raise farm collector
3. [ verb ] assemble or get together
Synonyms: gather pull_together garner

"gather some stones" "pull your thoughts together"

Related terms: spread mobilize round_up pick muster reap pile_up shock snail nut salvage nest rake birdnest sponge clam hive pearl oyster pick_up collection
4. [ verb ] get or bring together
Synonyms: accumulate pull_in

"accumulate evidence"

Related terms: beat_up lump scrape bale archive collection
5. [ verb ] gather or collect
Synonyms: pick_up gather_up call_for

"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"

Related terms: get pickup
6. [ verb ] to assemble in proper sequence
Synonyms: collate

"collate the papers"

Related terms: order gather
7. [ adjective ] payment due by the recipient on delivery
Synonyms: cod

"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

"call collect" "send a package collect"

9. [ verb ] come together, usually for a purpose
Synonyms: gather congregate

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

Related terms: move search meet fort cluster crowd shell congregation gather congregation
10. [ noun ] (religion) a short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England
Related terms: prayer
Similar spelling:   collector