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Definition of "collect" []

  • To bring together in a group or mass; gather. (verb-transitive)
  • To accumulate as a hobby or for study. (verb-transitive)
  • To call for and obtain payment of: collect taxes. (verb-transitive)
  • To recover control of: collect one's emotions. (verb-transitive)
  • To call for (someone); pick up: collected the children and drove home. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "collect" in a sentence
  • "Send {Esc} collect = \% collect\% ` n\%pickName\%: \% pickCHMODvalue\%"
  • "She called collect, which is what prisoners have to do."
  • "She called collect which is what prisoners have to do."