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

Barbie overseers at Mattel released a collectible version of the doll dressed as Ziggy Stardust, one of his most beloved alter egos. Washington Post, "Barbie goes glam rock to honor David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust," 12 July 2019 Credited with taking one of the most fearsome photos ever of Pipeline, English has transformed his award-winning photo and numerous others into collectible elements of art, apparel and accessories, including posters and prints. San Diego Union-Tribune, "New businesses include hotels in Encinitas, Escondido," 11 July 2019 Willie's and Tomiko’s famed Dodge Charger Daytonas were turned into collectible die-cast cars in 2011 and quickly sold out. Paige Hymson, latimes.com, "Play Next: 10 things to know about ‘Larger Than Life’," 9 July 2019 Standard and special editions with extra content and collectible packaging are available now for preorder on store.ubi.com. Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, "You must resist Big Brother in upcoming Ubisoft video game 'Watch Dogs: Legion'," 29 June 2019 From pop to hip-hop to alternative to K-pop to country, the choices made available feel endless -- not to mention vinyl, re-releases and collectible editions. Glenn Rowley, Billboard, "Looking Ahead: A Release Calendar for Upcoming Albums," 7 June 2019 In fact, there was another policy for $150,000 that was collectible only if his wife died in a passenger vehicle. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al.com, "Former Alabama state trooper convicted - again - in the brutal 1995 killing of his wife," 7 June 2019 In a few years, the baseball card industry went from being a niche collectible to a massive industry. Joe Weisenthal, Bloomberg.com, "What the Baseball Card Bubble Tells You About Markets (Podcast)," 24 Sep. 2017 The reward for me correctly employing a secret passphrase with a Resistance commander who approached me was a collectible card that is likely to end up destroyed next laundry day. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "The Star Wars Park Is a Space-Junk Fantasy," 5 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Admission is free at this museum, which includes dog collectibles. Tatia Woldt, Dallas News, "Dog About Town: Going out for ice cream and more things to do," 12 July 2019 In photographs on the company’s website, a slew of collectibles can be seen, from official Disney pins to animation cells to a table that has a light-up Pluto as its base. Dewayne Bevil, orlandosentinel.com, "Disney-driven estate sale stars Mickey Mouse 'in every room, every corner’," 18 June 2019 The game is, in many ways, a typical open-world action game, with a huge city to explore, an obscene number of collectibles to find, and lots of bad guys to beat up. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "The 15 best video games of 2018," 17 Dec. 2018 Half Price Books operates 124 locations in 17 states that buy and sell new and used books, magazines, comics, records, CDs, DVDs and collectibles. Christine Zacuai, Dallas News, "Half Price Books breaks ground on new mixed-use project off Dallas' Northwest Highway," 27 June 2019 There also are dozens of Galaxy’s Edge souvenirs and collectibles offered far above the retail price. azcentral, "Smugglers run: Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge visitors are snatching, reselling items on Ebay," 26 June 2019 Previously, Destiny 2 players had to create separate characters and progress collecting guns, armor, and other collectibles on an account that could only be accessed on each individual console or PC. Tom Warren, The Verge, "Destiny 2 is getting cross-save support on Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia," 6 June 2019 Shop at the Marketplace: VIEane wool sculpted things and more, Namaste, Barbara Bear Jewelry, Erhan Ercan Turkish goods, and participate in opportunity drawings for artwork, gift certificates, jewelry and rare collectibles. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Encinitas Friends of the Arts presents Passport to Dance," 9 May 2019 The tag sale will include collectibles, housewares, tools, toys, baskets, books, games, artwork, sports gear and more. courant.com, "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 15 June 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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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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