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Definition of "collection" []

  • The act or process of collecting. (noun)
  • A group of objects or works to be seen, studied, or kept together. (noun)
  • A line of products produced for one season, as those developed by a designer: promoted the summer collection in the store window. (noun)
  • An accumulation; a deposit: a collection of dust on the piano. (noun)
  • A collecting of money, as in church. (noun)

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 "collection" in a sentence
  • "His first couture collection for the label was not well received, with the designer himself playing up to his irreverent image by describing the ­collection to Vogue in October 1997 as "crap". ­"
  • "A guy with a 50 image porn collection has * no porn collection*."
  • "In fact the Academy did, in 1890, enter into an agreement to "give, grant, assign, transfer, convey, and make over" to the State its collection of antiquities; but the agreement also specified that the "charge and custody of the said collection… shall remain with the said Royal Irish Academy, subject to such regulations and directions as may from time to time be prescribed by the [State] … but so as to leave the Royal Academy as unfettered in the charge and management of the Museum [collection] as circumstances will allow.""