noun \kə-ˈlek-tər\

: a person who collects certain things as a hobby

: a person whose job is to collect something (such as trash or money)

Full Definition of COLLECTOR

:  one that collects: as
a :  an official who collects funds or moneys
b :  a person who makes a collection <stamp collector>
c :  an object or device that collects <the statuette was a dust collector>
d :  solar collector
col·lec·tor·ship \-ˌship\ noun

Examples of COLLECTOR

  1. He is an avid stamp collector.
  2. The painting was purchased by a private collector.
  3. The trash collectors came early today.

First Known Use of COLLECTOR

14th century


Next Word in the Dictionary: collectorate
Previous Word in the Dictionary: collect on delivery
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