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Definition 1: the act of gathering something together - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for collection in the sense of this definition

(collection is a kind of ...) the activity of putting things together in groups

(... is a kind of collection ) the collection and study of postage stamps

(... is a kind of collection ) the act or process of picking up or collecting from various places

"garbage pickup is on Mondays and Thursdays"

(... is a kind of collection ) the collection and study of money (and coins in particular)

(... is a kind of collection ) the collection and study of mollusc shells

(... is a kind of collection ) the activity of collecting bottles

"bottle collection is a hobby of hers"

(... is a kind of collection ) the act of gathering something

(... is a kind of collection ) the act of compiling (as into a single book or file or list)

"the job of compiling the inventory took several hours"

(... is a kind of collection ) assembling in proper numerical or logical sequence

(... is a kind of collection ) the act of collecting in a mass; the act of agglomerating

(... is a kind of collection ) the collection of taxes

Definition 2: a publication containing a variety of works - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for collection in the sense of this definition

(collection is a kind of ...) a copy of a printed work offered for distribution

(... is a kind of collection ) a collection of selected literary passages

(... is a kind of collection ) collection of records especially about an institution

(... is a kind of collection ) something that is compiled (as into a single book or file)

Definition 3: request for a sum of money - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where collection or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an appeal to raise money for starving children

Synonyms for collection in the sense of this definition

(collection is a kind of ...) a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority

(... is a kind of collection ) (British) solicitation of money usually for a benevolent purpose

Definition 4: several things grouped together or considered as a whole - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for collection in the sense of this definition

(collection is a kind of ...) any number of entities (members) considered as a unit

(... is a kind of collection ) all the gods of a religion

(... is a kind of collection ) anti-communist countries collectively

(... is a kind of collection ) underdeveloped and developing countries of Asia and Africa and Latin America collectively

(... is a kind of collection ) the nations of the European continent collectively

"the Marshall Plan helped Europe recover from World War II"

(... is a kind of collection ) the nations of the Asian continent collectively

(... is a kind of collection ) the nations of the North American continent collectively

(... is a kind of collection ) the nations of Central America collectively

(... is a kind of collection ) the nations of the South American continent collectively

"South America is an important market for goods from the United States"

(... is a kind of collection ) (astronomy) a hypothetical huge collection of comets orbiting the sun far beyond the orbit of Pluto; perturbations (as by other stars) can upset a comet's orbit and may send it tumbling toward the sun

(... is a kind of collection ) a splendid assemblage (especially of famous people)

(... is a kind of collection ) a collection of rules and procedures and conventions that define accepted accounting practice; includes broad guidelines as well as detailed procedures

(... is a kind of collection ) signs collectively (especially commercial signs or posters)

"there will be signage displayed at each post"

(... is a kind of collection ) all the animal life in a particular region or period

"the fauna of China" "the zoology of the Pliocene epoch"

(... is a kind of collection ) a collection of docile animals for children to pet and feed

(... is a kind of collection ) a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used

"a set of books" "a set of golf clubs" "a set of teeth"

(... is a kind of collection ) collection of materials of or characteristic of the Victorian era

(... is a kind of collection ) a collection of things sharing a common attribute

"there are two classes of detergents"

(... is a kind of collection ) a miscellaneous collection of things sold together

(... is a kind of collection ) a collection of things wrapped or boxed together

(... is a kind of collection ) the defendant and his legal advisors collectively

"the defense called for a mistrial"

(... is a kind of collection ) the lawyers acting for the state to put the case against the defendant

(... is a kind of collection ) a collection of plants (trees or shrubs or flowers) in a particular area

"the landscape architect suggested a small planting in the northwest corner"

(... is a kind of collection ) (astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust

"`extragalactic nebula' is a former name for `galaxy'"

(... is a kind of collection ) a group of warships organized as a tactical unit

(... is a kind of collection ) group of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership

(... is a kind of collection ) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

(... is a kind of collection ) a collection of live animals for study or display

(... is a kind of collection ) a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn

"statistical data"

(... is a kind of collection ) a collection of anecdotes about a person or place

(... is a kind of collection ) any particular collection of letters or packages that is delivered

"your mail is on the table" "is there any post for me?" "she was opening her post"

(... is a kind of collection ) a collection of precious things

"the trunk held all her meager treasures"

(... is a kind of collection ) any collection of valuables that is discovered

"her book was a treasure trove of new ideas" "mother's attic was a treasure trove when we were looking for antiques"

(... is a kind of collection ) trinkets and other ornaments of dress collectively

(... is a kind of collection ) the place names of a region or a language considered collectively

(... is a kind of collection ) all the plant life in a particular region or period

"Pleistocene vegetation" "the flora of southern California" "the botany of China"

(... is a kind of collection ) the aggregation of a country's military aircraft

(... is a kind of collection ) the aggregation of things (pedestrians or vehicles) coming and going in a particular locality during a specified period of time

(... is a kind of collection ) group of aircraft operating together under the same ownership

(... is a kind of collection ) a collection of works (plays, songs, operas, ballets) that an artist or company can perform and do perform for short intervals on a regular schedule

(... is a kind of collection ) the entire range of skills or aptitudes or devices used in a particular field or occupation

"the repertory of the supposed feats of mesmerism" "has a large repertory of dialects and characters"

(... is a kind of collection ) a collection containing a variety of sorts of things

"a great assortment of cars was on display" "he had a variety of disorders" "a veritable smorgasbord of religions"

(... is a kind of collection ) a collection of things or persons to be handled together

(... is a kind of collection ) all the loaves of bread baked at the same time

(... is a kind of collection ) a collection of pictures of criminals

(... is a kind of collection ) a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display

(... is a kind of collection ) a collection of merchant ships with an escort of warships

(... is a kind of collection ) a collection of small fragments considered as a whole

"Berlin was bombed to smithereens" "his hopes were dashed to smithereens" "I wanted to smash him to smithereens" "the toilet bowl ws blown to smithereens"

(... is a kind of collection ) the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation

"processions were forbidden"

(... is a kind of collection ) a collection of bottles

"her bottle collection is arranged on glass shelves in the window"

(... is a kind of collection ) any collection in its entirety

"she bought the whole caboodle"

(... is a kind of collection ) a collection of coins

(... is a kind of collection ) any collection of diverse things

"a collage of memories"

(... is a kind of collection ) (usually plural) everything that is included in a collection and that is held or included in something

"he emptied the contents of his pockets" "the two groups were similar in content"

(... is a kind of collection ) an assemblage of parts or details (as in a work of art) considered as forming a whole

(... is a kind of collection ) a collection of writings

"he edited the Hemingway corpus"

(... is a kind of collection ) a collection of people or things appearing together

"the annual crop of students brings a new crop of ideas"

(... is a kind of collection ) tenants of an estate considered as a group

(... is a kind of collection ) a collection of playing cards satisfying the rules of a card game

(... is a kind of collection ) a collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made

"they run things by the book around here"

(... is a kind of collection ) a number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit

"he reserved a large block of seats" "he held a large block of the company's stock"

(... is a kind of collection ) a collection or stock of drugs

(... is a kind of collection ) a collection of objects threaded on a single strand

(... is a kind of collection ) collection of clothing belonging to one person

(... is a kind of collection ) collection of costumes belonging to a theatrical company

(... is a kind of collection ) (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn

"it is an estimate of the mean of the population"

(... is a kind of collection ) the collection of equipment and methods used in the practice of medicine

(... is a kind of collection ) a collection of art works

(... is a kind of collection ) an accumulation of jobs not done or materials not processed that are yet to be dealt with (especially unfilled customer orders for products or services)

(... is a kind of collection ) a collection of related things intended for use together

"took a battery of achievement tests"

(... is a kind of collection ) a collection of tools and other articles used by an artisan to make jewelry or clothing or shoes

(... is a kind of collection ) flagstones collectively

"there was a pile of flagging waiting to be laid in place"

(... is a kind of collection ) bits and splinters and fragments

"it would have shattered in flinders long before it did that damage"

(... is a kind of collection ) a collection of things that have been combined; an assemblage of separate parts or qualities

(... is a kind of collection ) an assemblage of people or animals or things collected together

"a congregation of children pleaded for his autograph" "a great congregation of birds flew over"

(... is a kind of collection ) a collection of the best or most popular people or items of a given kind

(... is a kind of collection ) materials relating to Judaism

(... is a kind of collection ) a badly assembled collection of parts hastily assembled to serve some particular purpose (often used to refer to computing systems or software that has been badly put together)

(... is a kind of collection ) (computing) a collection of standard programs and subroutines that are stored and available for immediate use

(... is a kind of collection ) a collection of literary documents or records kept for reference or borrowing

(... is a kind of collection ) myths collectively; the body of stories associated with a culture or institution or person

(... is a kind of collection ) all the plant and animal life of a particular region

(... is a kind of collection ) an ill-structured collection of similar things (objects or people)

(... is a kind of collection ) a collection of objects laid on top of each other

(... is a kind of collection ) the nations possessing nuclear weapons

(... is a kind of collection ) a complete collection of similar things

(... is a kind of collection ) the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time

"I didn't hold a good hand all evening" "he kept trying to see my hand"

(... is a kind of collection ) in a hand, the suit having the most cards

(... is a kind of collection ) a collection of dried plants that are mounted and systematically classified for study

(... is a kind of collection ) a collection of stamps

(... is a kind of collection ) statues collectively

(... is a kind of collection ) the final aggregate

"the sum of all our troubles did not equal the misery they suffered"

(... is a kind of collection ) a jumbled collection or mass

(... is a kind of collection ) a collection of gimmicks

(... is an instance of collection) a collection of 13 ancient papyrus codices translated from Greek into Coptic that were discovered by farmers near the town of Nag Hammadi in 1945; the codices contain 45 distinct works including the chief sources of firsthand knowledge of Gnosticism

(... is an instance of collection) (New Testament) the sages who visited Jesus and Mary and Joseph shortly after Jesus was born; the Gospel According to Matthew says they were guided by a star and brought gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh; because there were three gifts it is usually assumed that there were three of them

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