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

Another year, another expansion for Blizzard's collectible card game Hearthstone, and another musical trailer. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "BlizzCon 2018: Warcraft III remastered, and Overwatch gets a new cowboy," 2 Nov. 2018 Digging for resources can now yield rare, collectible artifacts, and even alien skeletons. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "No Man’s Sky’s new update makes its sci-fi worlds even more alien," 21 Nov. 2018 Sunday was the concourse and that is when the rare and highly collectible cars are shown. Matt Hranek, Condé Nast Traveler, "Hilton Head Island, Revisited," 19 Nov. 2018 The toy was originally offered in about 20 color combinations, with Gold and Creamy Pink being among the rarest—and most collectible—hues. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "We Drive the Hot Wheels Chevy Camaro SS," 12 Oct. 2018 The candy store sells treats from the '50s through the '90s, and offers a wide variety of collectible Pez dispensers. Becky Bracken, Real Estate News and Advice | Realtor.com®, "'Pawn Stars' Star Chumlee Cuts Price on His Las Vegas Party Pad," 2 Oct. 2018 The collectible pet pieces are limited edition and ever-changing. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Get Ready To Spoil Your Pooch With These Designer Puppy Products," 26 Sep. 2018 Pop by Thunderbird Gifts at Minnetonka Resort to browse more than 2,000 collectible books, old copper mining and railroad memorabilia, and silver and turquoise jewelry. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, "Road Trip: 3 Days in Northern Michigan," 19 July 2018 Macallan whiskies were already pretty collectible, but the distillery’s newest release is even more so: each bottle has its own unique number, just like a piece of fine art. Emily Price, Fortune, "Macallan's Latest $7,000 Whisky Will Be Sold in Numbered Bottles," 28 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Friends of Richmond Beach Library Book Sale SAT Great deals on books, most $1-$3, collectibles; proceeds support library programming and services; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Ave. Madeline Mckenzie, The Seattle Times, "Community calendar: Veterans Day events, International Auto Show, bazaars/sales and more," 7 Nov. 2018 Since each character has unique abilities, being able to access a wide range during free play is vital to uncovering secrets and gathering collectibles. Sarah Leboeuf, Ars Technica, "LEGO DC Super-Villains," 22 Oct. 2018 There are still quite a few Waterloo Boys on the collectibles market. Dan Neil, WSJ, "100 Years of John Deere: How Its Waterloo Boy Tractor Changed America," 7 Sep. 2018 Technically, these are more than just imaginary digital collectibles. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Ready to Pay $25,000 For a Digital Baseball Card?," 14 Aug. 2018 Baseball collectibles like cards and bobbleheads are being revamped for the 21st century — on the blockchain. Makena Kelly, The Verge, "MLB will release a crypto baseball game on the blockchain," 13 July 2018 Over 250 vendors with antiques, vintage jewelry and furniture, primitives, architectural elements, mid-century collectibles, Americana and memorabilia. Rasputin Todd, Cincinnati.com, "Things to do in Cincinnati this week: July 9-15," 9 July 2018 To keep dust at bay, store your collectibles in a glass cabinet. Heloise, Houston Chronicle, "Butter versus margarine," 20 June 2018 There’s a great selection of Roy Rogers memorabilia and cowboy collectibles along with jewelry and silver, books and postcards, primitives, depression glass, pottery, furniture and lots more. Michelle Newman, San Antonio Express-News, "New Braunfels: Your guide to shopping, dining and hotels," 11 June 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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