collectible

adjective
col·lect·ible | \kə-ˈlek-tə-bəl \
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 \ 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

Set on close to five acres, the Italianate house includes a music room, a lavish theater, 4,000 square feet of garage space for collectible cars and a two-story wine cellar to store the 65 cases produced each season. Neal J. Leitereg And Lauren Beale, latimes.com, "Hot Property: Hooray for Hollywood," 19 May 2018 Asian art historian Meher McArthur explores the history and evolution of this stoneware, marked by natural glazes and a rough surface laid with quartz particles, from functional for common folks to a currently collectible form of art. Lisa Deaderick, sandiegouniontribune.com, "What's happening in the visual art world in July," 8 July 2018 The series will be published in paperback on June 26 and will be followed by a collectible box set designed by Selznick in September. Sam Gillette, PEOPLE.com, "Harry Potter Is Celebrating Its 20th Anniversary (Seriously!) with New Book Covers — See the Art," 10 Apr. 2018 Meanwhile, lack of storage is a leading reason people cite for nixing collectible cars or not buying one in the first place. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "You Can Now Find A Garage For Rent With The New Airbnb For Cars," 14 June 2016 Others pondered the merits of buying the medallions as collectible items or even as investments. Chun Han Wong, WSJ, "I’ll Have Atomic Wings! For Singapore Foodies, Trump-Kim Fusion Is the Bomb," 10 June 2018 In addition to artists, the convention featured vendors selling a wide variety of items — tattoo balm, jewelry, posters, shirts and collectible items, such as animal skulls and framed preserved spiders. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "From taboo to fine art: KC tattoo convention draws hundreds of ink artists and addicts | The Kansas City Star," 26 May 2018 Until recently, collectible or vintage watches were generally bought at watch shops or through auction houses. Paul Sullivan, New York Times, "An Investment on Your Wrist," 25 May 2018 Lee, who co-created some of the world’s most popular comic characters, including Spider-Man, Iron Man and Black Panther, is still suing Olivarez for allegedly stealing millions of dollars and trying to sell his blood as a collectible. Anita Bennett, Fortune, "Stan Lee Drops $1 Billion Fraud Lawsuit Against POW! Entertainment," 9 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Summer’s here and that means twice as many collectibles to admire and maybe purchase at Zurko’s Midwest Antique and Collectible Vintage Flea Market, held monthly at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Grayslake antique market doubles in size for summer," 25 June 2018 The Bonneville store is known for its mid-century modern furniture, decor and collectibles and was started by owner Bonnie West. Clare Miers, star-telegram, "Get away from it all with your valentine on a day trip of shopping, dining and more," 7 Feb. 2018 Forget baseball cards and antiques — digital cats are the hottest collectibles. Carson Kessler, Fortune, "CryptoKitties Mobile App to Debut on HTC's Flagship Phone," 11 July 2018 That sum needs to be available to invest and cannot include a primary residence and collectibles, among other products. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "World's Richest People Have More Than Doubled Their Wealth Since 2008," 19 June 2018 The sale will feature collectibles, jewelry, housewares, kitchen items, books, children items and more. Courant Community, "Community News For The Manchester Edition," 5 June 2018 Inner Loop Antiques, Decor & More Antiques, vintage items, collectibles, linens, western pieces, painted furniture, floral arrangements and jewelry. Houston Chronicle, "Antiques centers around Houston," 10 May 2018 Ephemera and paper collectibles, dating from vintage to antique, will also be displayed. Brenda Yenke, cleveland.com, "New location for the Annual Postcard & Paper Show: Yenke Peddler antiques," 26 Apr. 2018 For all the interest in digital technology and collectibles, more-traditional toys will remain an important part of the market, says Matt Hudak, a toys and games analyst at Euromonitor. Carol Matlack, chicagotribune.com, "Toymakers struggle to crack the code of what kids want," 2 Apr. 2018

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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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collectible

adjective

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 \

Kids Definition of collectible

: considered valuable by collectors

Other Words from collectible

collectible noun

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