Definitions of collection

  1.   the act of gathering something together
  2.   request for a sum of money an appeal to raise money for starving children
  3.   a publication containing a variety of works
  4.   several things grouped together or considered as a whole
  5.   The act or process of collecting or of gathering as the collection of specimens
  6.   That which is collected
  7.   A gathering or assemblage of objects or of persons
  8.   A gathering of money for charitable or other purposes as by passing a contribution box for freewill offerings
  9.   That which is obtained in payment of demands
  10.   An accumulation of any substance
  11.   The act of inferring or concluding from premises or observed facts also that which is inferred
  12.   The jurisdiction of a collector of excise
  13.   The act of gathering together a mass a crowd an assemblage of works of art or natural objects a contribution to a special object
  14.   Act of collecting that which is collected an assemblage a heap or mass a book of selections
  15.   Act of collecting that which is collected assemblage
  16.   A collecting persons or things collected an accumulation
  17.   The act of collecting that which is collected an assemblage a mass a heap a sum collected for a religions or charitable purposo a gathering as of matter in an abscess deduction inference
  18.   The act of gathering an assemblage or crowd a contribution a sum gathered for a charitable purpose a book of extracts a selection of works in painting or sculpture not large enough to form a gallery a selection of prints without regard to number

Quotes of collection

  1. There are rhythmic ideas which sometimes only work up to a point In writing there are moments when it just comes off the page it's not just a collection of notes – Harrison Birtwistle
  2. Actually I consider myself a superficially normal looking person who has a vast collection of bizarre silly porn hidden in his basement as all normal looking people do and I'm keeping it hidden from everyone in the world except those few people with access to the Internet – Chris A. Bridges
  3. After all manner of professors have done their best for us the place we are to get knowledge is in books The true university of these days is a collection of books – Albert Camus
  4. I consider a CD or a comedy collection as a record of what I've been doing and I try to wrap it up and start new material – Kate Clinton
  5. A pretty little collection of weaknesses and a terror of spiders are our indispensable stock -in -trade with the men – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
  6. The art galleries of Paris contain the finest collection of frames I ever saw – Humphry Davy
  7. No collection of people who are all waiting for the same thing are capable of holding a natural conversation Even if the thing they are waiting for is only a taxi – Ben Elton
  8. I've got a collection of songs that I've had I keep adding to and they're all great American composers I wanted to showcase American composers and I've done that on a lot of my records and played things by American composers that I really respect – Charlie Haden
  9. I've stolen a couple of hearts and they are in my private collection – Salma Hayek
  10. I've got a great collection of photography – Elton John
  11. There's this notion that allows people to create their own collection of songs so it rewrites what a song is They may only want 10 seconds of something or they may only want this particular song or they want this group of songs It becomes much more user -controlled – Michael Nesmith
  12. So now I have a collection of poetry by Aaron Neville and I give it to people I want to share it with I'd like to publish it someday – Aaron Neville
  13. Science is built up of facts as a house is with stones But a collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house – Henri Poincare
  14. If atheism is to be used to express the state of mind in which God is identified with the unknowable and theology is pronounced to be a collection of meaningless words about unintelligible chimeras then I have no doubt and I think few people doubt – Leslie Stephen
  15. Almost any biographer if he respects facts can give us much more than another fact to add to our collection He can give us the creative fact the fertile fact the fact that suggests and engenders – Virginia Woolf

Usage examples for collection

  1. The stock in trade of such a house is usually a collection of photographs of the girls who are on call – Commercialized Prostitution in New York City by George Jackson Kneeland
  2. But you have a noble collection what a joy a rose garden is ” – Fernley House by Laura E. Richards
  3. “ I will have my bank send it direct for collection with instructions to wire immediately if paid – In Her Own Right by John Reed Scott
  4. You were beginning the collection for it when I went away – The Clever Woman of the Family by Charlotte M. Yonge
  5. But later I took him out of the collection – Last Words by Stephen Crane
  6. “ To the extent that this is true our conclusion that out of town collection items do not affect New York clearings must be modified and it becomes a matter of importance whether these items are large or small – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  7. It had Vaughan's collection in it all bound together – The Gloved Hand by Burton E. Stevenson
  8. “ Nelatha's prayers were suddenly cut short and a collection of gasps was heard from the watching crowd – Si'Wren of the Patriarchs by Roland Cheney
  9. He had a most interesting collection – The Gloved Hand by Burton E. Stevenson
  10. Never put in the collection box less than ten per cent – The Cynic's Rules of Conduct by Chester Field Jr.
  11. His most famous work is The Christian Year a collection of sacred poems – McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader by William Holmes McGuffey
  12. Every bit of steel in that collection has been used by you in your trade – The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton by Wardon Allan Curtis
  13. And I've a little collection that might intewest you – Secret Bread by F. Tennyson Jesse
  14. Ay ay I know You have a choice collection of words ” – Anna St. Ives by Thomas Holcroft
  15. When Monsieur Turlutu made a collection he always behaved with the most delicate tact as he drew near me and looked in the opposite direction when I put a small coin in his little three cornered hat – The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine by Heinrich Heine
  16. It was formerly in the Borghese collection – The Lure of the Camera by Charles S. Olcott
  17. But when he reached his desk he found his secretary hard at work upon the collection of material for the play as if nothing had happened – Poor Relations by Compton Mackenzie
  18. “ A large collection of ancient plate is also kept here – Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad by Various
  19. There is no difficulty about that in itself the difficulty comes in in the method to be employed in its collection – West African studies by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
  20. The gentleman has himself pronounced the collection of duties under existing laws to be nothing but robbery – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster

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