collector

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noun col·lec·tor \kə-ˈlek-tər\

Definition of collector

  1. :  one that collects: such asa :  an official who collects funds or moneysb :  a person who makes a collection stamp collectorc :  an object or device that collects the statuette was a dust collectord :  solar collector

collectorship

play \kə-ˈlek-tər-ˌship\ noun

Examples of collector in a Sentence

  1. He is an avid stamp collector.

  2. The painting was purchased by a private collector.

  3. The trash collectors came early today.

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14th Century

First Known Use of collector

14th century


COLLECTOR Defined for English Language Learners

collector

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noun

Definition of collector for English Language Learners

  • : a person who collects certain things as a hobby

  • : a person whose job is to collect something (such as trash or money)


COLLECTOR Defined for Kids

collector

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noun col·lec·tor \kə-ˈlek-tər\

Definition of collector for Students

  1. 1 :  a person or thing that collects stamp collector

  2. 2 :  a person whose business it is to collect money a bill collector



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