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

Bring an antique or collectible item (or a photo of larger items) for a free appraisal by Dr. Lori during two-hour shows at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, and 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25. Madeline Mckenzie, The Seattle Times, "Chilly Hilly bike ride on Bainbridge and Seattle Home Show get ready to roll," 20 Feb. 2019 Highly collectible, their steep price tags were testament to the intricate handwork required of their make. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Remembering the Fashion Figures We Lost in 2018," 3 Dec. 2018 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Take Carol Green, who owns a Murphysboro antiques and collectibles store with her husband. Sara Burnett, The Seattle Times, "Democrats try to retake Illinois district won over by Trump," 26 Oct. 2018 Jeff Gold, the owner of music collectibles store Recordmecca, says the value of the albums have decreased since being in Shkreli’s hands. Mesfin Fekadu, BostonGlobe.com, "After Shkreli conviction, what will happen to Wu-Tang album?," 15 Mar. 2018 The more specialized Saturday market features antiques and collectibles from professional dealers, including a sprinkling from Philly’s famous Antiques Row along Pine Street. Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson, House Beautiful, "5 Flea Markets to Hit Around Philly for the Coolest Furniture," 21 Aug. 2018 An Italian collectibles company called Panini publishes sticker books -- whose allure is similar to baseball or Pokemon cards -- challenging fans to complete the set. Fox News, "World Cup 2018 terms to know, from 'Spoons of Victory' to panenka," 13 June 2018 Leiber's handbag collection, which included leather styles and later crystal bags in whimsical shapes from teddy bears to teapots, which are hugely popular collectibles, costing about $3,000-$6,000. Joy Sewing, Houston Chronicle, "In remembrance: A conversation with handbag designer Judith Leiber," 1 May 2018 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

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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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