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

Sarah Staudinger is banking on her uncanny ability to create cool, collectible accessories with a new line of footwear, launching today. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "Staud Launches Shoes and We're in Love," 27 Feb. 2019 The design was made from 18 karat gold, a highly collectible item from the Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti collection that is worth $24,000 dollars. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Zoe Kravitz Wore an 18k Gold Bra Top to the Oscars After Party," 25 Feb. 2019 Eighty expansions and 25 years later, Magic has grown into a cultural behemoth and remains the original inspiration for many of the collectible card games that followed, from Yu-gi-oh to Hearthstone. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "How to Play 'Magic: The Gathering': Everything You Need to Know," 19 Feb. 2019 The contrast was apt: Whereas the Baguette was splashy, a cultural phenom that earned its own SATC storyline and came in collectible versions, like luxury Beanie Babies, the Peekaboo was the opposite—a discreet, classic satchel. Maya Singer, Vogue, "On the 10th Anniversary of Fendi’s Peekaboo, Its Maker, Silvia Venturini Fendi, Talks “It Bags”," 8 Feb. 2019 Layered bracelets and mixed metals with splashes of ocean blue are thematic and fit into the collectible approach of summertime jewelry stacking (and don't need to be all puka shells—luxe stones take things up a notch). Julia Gall, Marie Claire, "5 Accessory Trends You'll See Everywhere This Year," 24 Jan. 2019 Family heirlooms and collectible items are great ways to celebrate your history. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Genevieve Gorder Shares How To Decorate For The Holidays Without Breaking The Bank," 13 Nov. 2018 The suit also alleges a bizarre scheme involving selling Lee’s blood as a collectible item. David Ng, latimes.com, "As Marvel movies soar, Stan Lee sees his private life crumble, with allegations of elder abuse," 29 June 2018 Even better—this limited edition CPU with its anniversary name of 8086K (get it?) is made even more collectible as it has been signed by none other than Intel’s Senior VP Gregory M. Bryant. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Final day: Win a signed limited edition Core i7-8086K CPU," 1 Aug. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

What's important here is, even more so than Crackdown before it, Sunset Overdrive's traversal for such collectibles is reinforced with a mix of enjoyable, controllable speed and constant, reaffirming rewards. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Sunset Overdrive review: Ride the rails to kaboom-town (finally on PCs, too)," 17 Nov. 2018 Many of her Memento Mori skull rings and necklaces fall into that category, as well, and have become collectibles. Emily Farra, Vogue, "Victoire de Castellane Reflects on 20 Years as Dior’s Creative Director of Fine Jewelry," 29 Oct. 2018 As is often the case with highly sought-after collectibles, the world of rare tarot decks is secretive and competitive. Jane Stern, Town & Country, "My Love of Tarot Is a Family Tradition," 24 Sep. 2018 Simpson was released to parole Oct. 1 after nine years in prison for leading five men, including two with guns, in a September 2007 confrontation with two sports collectibles dealers at a Las Vegas casino hotel. Fox News, "Sacha Baron Cohen character interviews OJ Simpson on 'Who is America' and jokes about killing women," 27 Aug. 2018 The glasses, which were painted with cactuses, have become collectibles. azcentral, "Iconic Arizona businesses that are closed," 4 Nov. 2014 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

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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 How to pronounce collectible (audio) \

Kids Definition of collectible

: considered valuable by collectors

Other Words from collectible

collectible noun

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