An example of a collection is someone gathering together five hundred baseball cards.
- the act or process of collecting
- things collected, specif., as in a hobby: a collection of stamps
- a mass or pile; accumulation
- money collected, as during a church service
Origin of collectionMiddle English collecioun ; from Classical Latin collectio
- The act or process of collecting.
- A group of objects or works to be seen, studied, or kept together.
- A line of products produced for one season, as those developed by a designer: promoted the summer collection in the store window.
- An accumulation; a deposit: a collection of dust on the piano.
- a. A collecting of money, as in church.b. The sum so collected.
- A set of items or amount of material procured or gathered together.
- The attic contains a remarkable collection of antiques, oddities, and random junk.
- The asteroid belt consists of a collection of dust, rubble, and minor planets.
- Multiple related objects associated as a group.
- He has a superb coin collection.
- The activity of collecting.
- Collection of trash will occur every Thursday.
- (topology, analysis) A set of sets.
- A gathering of money for charitable or other purposes, as by passing a contribution box for donations.
- (UK) The jurisdiction of a collector of excise.
Borrowing from Old French collection.