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 collectible (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 Along with sleighs and blankets come the bells that are still collectible today. Brenda Yenke, cleveland, "The many faces of winter: Yenke Peddler antiques," 31 Dec. 2020 More than that, though, Astro’s Playroom serves as an interactive museum of 25 years of PlayStation history littered with collectible trinkets and Easter eggs that evoke memories of the best hardware and software under the PlayStation umbrella. Ars Staff, Ars Technica, "Ars Technica’s best games of 2020," 22 Dec. 2020 Part character, part candy, and all collectible, the trinket has delighted kids and collectors around the world for decades. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, "How PEZ Evolved From an Anti-Smoking Tool to a Beloved Collector’s Item," 15 Dec. 2020 This allowed Manresa in Los Gatos to sell over $50,000 worth of collectible wine between March and April. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "12 unexpectedly great things to come out of food in the disaster that is 2020," 14 Dec. 2020 This makes half bottles more readily drinkable but less valuable, too, since ageability is a hallmark of a collectible wine. Lettie Teague, WSJ, "Why Wine in Half Bottles Is Big This Holiday Season," 3 Dec. 2020 These bank notes are collectible, with mint examples commanding a high value. Brenda Yenke, cleveland, "Reading the mind of a collector: Yenke Peddler antiques," 12 Nov. 2020 Hot cars:These 1990s vehicles are in demand on the collectible car market Where to lease a home during COVID-19 :Where are rents rising and falling the most in big cities after COVID-19? Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, "Home prices are held down by COVID-19 in big cities while climbing sharply in less crowded areas," 12 Oct. 2020 Shed, offering one-of-a-kind, collectible teddy bears and other creations by Kathy Martin. Melanie Savage, courant.com, "Head to Woodstock Country Shoppe for unique holiday gifts," 9 Dec. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun But since Mario and Luigi are celebrating 35 years, adults see the item as a collectible. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, "PS5, Baby Yoda, PJ Mask HQ and 10 other Christmas toys you (probably) can’t find," 9 Dec. 2020 Tillys has Mandalorian-themed apparel as well as a Funko pop culture collectible of the Child ($9.99) and a Tusken Raider 7.75-inch skateboard deck ($54.99). oregonlive, "Shut out from Columbia Sportswear’s Mandalorian-inspired Star Wars outerwear collection? Here’s more Mando merch," 4 Dec. 2020 The posable head and moveable ears bring just the right amount of charm to what promises to be a shelf-worthy collectible. David Kender, USA TODAY, "40 gifts for the Star Wars fan in your life," 17 Nov. 2020 Some games, like Skyrim, have more enjoyable side quests than main quests, but others may be repetitive or grind-y, and hunting for every collectible isn't worth your time. Whitson Gordon, Wired, "How to Get Through Your Overflowing Game Library," 8 Oct. 2020 It’s the ideal collectible for people who’d never consider opening the packaging, and those who don’t mind bring the toy out to play. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, "Iconic items for every Rebel, Sith Lord, and Wookie rookie," 15 Sep. 2020 Having limited or scarce production of physical copies can sometimes turn a game into a collectible. Elise Favis, Washington Post, "Classic Mario games are coming to Switch for a limited time, baffling fans," 3 Sep. 2020 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

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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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12 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Collectible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/collectible. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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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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