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collection

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of collection

  1. 1 an organized group of objects acquired and maintained for study, exhibition, or personal pleasure <his stamp collection has become quite valuable> Synonyms assemblage, library Related Words assortment, kaleidoscope, miscellanea, mixed bag, omnium-gatherum, phantasmagoria, treasure, treasure trove, trove; arsenal, cache, hoard, repertoire, repertory, reserve, stock, stockpile, store, supply; accumulation, assembly, gathering Near Antonyms bric-a-brac, clutter, heap, jumble, litter, pile, ragbag

  2. 2 a mass or quantity that has piled up or that has been gathered over a period of time <a collection of lint underneath the dryer> Synonyms accretion, assemblage, accumulation, cumulation, cumulus, gathering, lodgment (or lodgement), pileupRelated Words agglomerate, assortment, congeries, conglomerate, conglomeration, hodgepodge, hotchpotch, jumble, medley, mélange, mishmash, mix, mixture, motley, potpourri; agglomeration, clutter, hash, heap, litter, mass, pile; aggregate, aggregation, sum, totality; backlog, cache, fund, hoard, inventory, kitty, nest egg, reserve, stock, stockpile, store, supply

  3. 3 a number of things considered as a unit <the historic village boasts an interesting collection of gift shops and antique stores> Synonyms array, assemblage, band, bank, batch, battery, block, bunch, clot, clump, cluster, clutch, group, constellation, grouping, huddle, knot, lot, muster, package, parcel, passel, set, suiteRelated Words accumulation, aggregate, aggregation, conglomeration; agglomeration, assortment, hodgepodge, jumble, miscellany, mixture, odds and ends, sundries, variety; cycle, run, series, suitNear Antonyms entity, item, single, unit





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