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Definition of "collector" []

  • One that collects: a dust collector. (noun)
  • A person employed to collect taxes, duties, or other payments. (noun)
  • A person who makes a collection, as of stamps. (noun)
  • An electrode collector. (noun)
  • A solar collector. (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 "collector" in a sentence
  • "Though he disdains the term "collector"—"Cars are an emotional love for me; I buy cars because they are romantic and beautiful"—Mr. Lauren's garage is home to some of the most historically important cars in the world: A Scaglietti-bodied Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa (1958); a Touring-bodied Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B spider (1938); a rare alloy-bodied Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing (1955) and alloy-bodied Jaguar XKSS (1957)."
  • "I am a much more careful, astute, mature coin collector from the experience."
  • "Speaking from experience, there are a lot of distractions at the show and a gentle prod from a collector is a good way to remind me to hold a coin."