collectible

adjective
col·​lect·​ible | \ kə-ˈlek-tə-bəl How to pronounce collectible (audio) \
variants: or less commonly collectable

Definition of collectible

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : suitable for being collected collectible coins collectible figurines
2 : due for present payment : payable collectible credit card bills

collectible

noun
variants: or less commonly collectable

Definition of collectible (Entry 2 of 2)

: an object that is collected by fanciers especially : one other than such traditionally collectible items as art, stamps, coins, and antiques The dolls are collectibles.

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Other Words from collectible

Adjective

collectibility or less commonly collectability \ kə-​ˌlek-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce collectability (audio) \ noun

Examples of collectible in a Sentence

Adjective The shop sells antiques and various collectible items. Noun She displays her collectibles in a glass case.
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective As well as selling older and more collectible Astons, this is the division that both services and restores classic Astons, and which has also been producing Continuation models like the DB4 GT Zagato and forthcoming DB5 Goldfinger Edition. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, "Aston Martin's Classic-Car Division Fixing Health-Care Workers' Cars Free," 3 Apr. 2020 Then showroom has tall ceilings, and among the bespoke touches are custom overhead carriage doors allowing entry to cars including Baumgartner's Mercedes-Benz G-wagen and several collectible cars. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, "This Dream Garage Is a Four-Bay Carriage House," 5 Apr. 2020 Some Euro 2020 merchandise is already on shelves, making it a collectible for this unexpected moment, in which a mystery virus has brought sports to a halt. Tariq Panja, New York Times, "Can It Still Be ‘Euro 2020’ in 2021? Sponsors Hope So," 25 Mar. 2020 Christie’s had auctioned off cases of wine here and there, generally as part of estate sales, but wine at the time was not considered a collectible. Eric Asimov, BostonGlobe.com, "Michael Broadbent, who put wine on the auction block, 92," 24 Mar. 2020 The first 300 customers on Saturday and the first 100 customers on Sunday and Monday will also get a free Jollibee collectible. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "Meet the Jollibee superfan who's been camped at the Chandler restaurant since Christmas," 27 Dec. 2019 There is a room set aside for special and collectible books. courant.com, "Community News For The Stafford Edition," 30 Aug. 2019 Attendees will purchase a ticket to receive their collectible glass at check-in and taste at least 15 different wines at participating locations. Teri Webster, Dallas News, "Things to do in Plano: Ticketstock, Barbie Truck, Mardi Gras celebrations and more," 18 Feb. 2020 As Edward VIII ended his reign abruptly, only a few coins were ever minted, making them highly collectible. Fox News, "Rare coin minted for King Edward VIII’s reign sold at auction for $163G," 2 Oct. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun As the novel coronavirus pandemic is upsetting every market throughout the world, values for antiques and collectibles are extremely volatile now. oregonlive, "Century-old Japanese vase, Revolutionary War box, toy car: What are they worth?," 3 Apr. 2020 This unique potting shed houses vintage collectibles, potting accessories, and beekeeping supplies. Trace Barnett, al, "Expert tips for creating a pollinator garden at home," 28 Apr. 2020 Preparing to downsize into a smaller dwelling often means purging decades of stuff such as outdoor equipment, tools, collectibles, furniture, dishes, books, sporting goods, art, jewelry, furs, heirlooms and memorabilia. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Plan ahead when downsizing for a smoother, happier transition to your new home," 16 Jan. 2020 Donations for household items, jewelry, art, collectibles, and tools (but not clothing) are needed for the sale. BostonGlobe.com, "5K for elephants, horticultural history, and a yard sale - The Boston Globe," 26 Sep. 2019 Fans line up at a collectibles shop or at a convention booth with jerseys, basketballs — whatever — all to get a few seconds from an NBA player and his autograph. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, "Cameo videos let NBA stars connect with fans during self-isolation," 5 Apr. 2020 The family room’s midcentury Barzilay Multispan Vertical Storage System wall unit is a spare, but effective way to display curated collectibles. oregonlive, "Restored Scandinavian midcentury modern in Southwest Portland showcases soothing spaces," 22 Mar. 2020 But this confusion is also put to good use, with dozens of hidden power-ups and collectibles in each level, some of which require real ingenuity to reach. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Doom Eternal is a masterful twitch shooter symphony with one sour note," 17 Mar. 2020 Gharegozlou says Flow will offer a broader eco-system where fans of all sorts can build digital tools for owning and trading collectibles. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, "UFC and Dapper Labs offer crypto collectibles of MMA fighters," 25 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of collectible

Adjective

1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1953, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for collectible

Adjective

see collect entry 2

Noun

see collect entry 2

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The first known use of collectible was in 1660

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23 Apr 2020

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“Collectible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/collectible. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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collectible

adjective
How to pronounce collectible (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of collectible

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: good for a collection : considered valuable by collectors

collectible

noun

English Language Learners Definition of collectible (Entry 2 of 2)

: something that is considered valuable by collectors and usually kept as part of a group of similar things : a collectible thing

collectible

adjective
col·​lect·​ible | \ kə-ˈlek-tə-bəl How to pronounce collectible (audio) \

Kids Definition of collectible

: considered valuable by collectors

Other Words from collectible

collectible noun

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