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 Prices for classic Broncos have increased 76% over the last three years, according to the collectible car company Hagerty. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, "Ford is bringing back the Bronco and it's aimed right at Jeep," 6 July 2020 This Action Racing collectible is the perfect addition to your fan cave or office with its crisp paint scheme. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "Bubba Wallace merchandise sale: Deals on T-shirts, hats of NASCAR’s No. 43 for Father’s Day & more," 12 June 2020 Get them in olive green, metallic blue, light gray suede, or a range of other collectible colors. Lindsey Olander, Condé Nast Traveler, "11 White Sneakers That Pair With Everything In Your Suitcase," 8 June 2020 But as high as those prices have soared, Jordan has to take a back seat in the collectible card world to older stars with scarcer cards. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Michael Jordan card prices soar, but Hank Aaron setting records, too," 20 May 2020 And there's a good chance the dated merchandise will become collectible in the future. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "You can buy Kentucky Derby merch dated for May 2, 2020, to help fund COVID-19 relief," 10 Apr. 2020 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 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun From family heirlooms to thrift store finds, this month’s collectibles represent a wide range of tastes and styles over the last 100 years, from Italy, China, the United States and Denmark. oregonlive, "An Italian accordion, a Chinese lock, faux cinnabar: What are they worth?," 30 Apr. 2020 Tuesday's announcement, however, provides few specific details about what exactly fans will be able to purchase or how much the collectibles will cost. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, "UFC and Dapper Labs offer crypto collectibles of MMA fighters," 25 Feb. 2020 The restaurant features all things comic, with more than 25 life-sized statues and figures of comic book heroes and villains, memorabilia from favorite movies, and collectibles available for sale to take home as souvenirs. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "Avengers, assemble! Here's what to expect at Phoenix's new comic book-themed restaurant," 4 Dec. 2019 Blockchain is just one way of approaching digital collectibles. Matthew De Silva, Quartz, "What use are crypto collectibles?," 21 Nov. 2019 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

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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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10 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Collectible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/collectible. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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More Definitions for collectible

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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