HyperDic: collection

English > 4 senses of the word collection:
NOUNgroupcollection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblageseveral things grouped together or considered as a whole
communicationcollection, compendiuma publication containing a variety of works
communicationcollection, solicitation, appeal, ingatheringrequest for a sum of money
actcollection, collecting, assembling, aggregationthe act of gathering something together
collection > pronunciation
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English > collection: 4 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningSeveral things grouped together or considered as a whole.
Synonymsaggregation, accumulation, assemblage
InstancesNag Hammadi, Nag Hammadi LibraryA collection of 13 ancient papyrus codices translated from Greek into Coptic that were discovered by farmers near the town of Nag Hammadi in 1945
Wise Men, Magi(New Testament) the sages who visited Jesus and Mary and Joseph shortly after Jesus was born
NarrowerAsiaThe nations of the Asian continent collectively
Central AmericaThe nations of Central America collectively
EuropeThe nations of the European continent collectively
Free WorldAnti-communist countries collectively
Judaicahistorical and literary materials relating to Judaism
North AmericaThe nations of the North American continent collectively
Oort cloud(astronomy) a hypothetical huge collection of comets orbiting the sun far beyond the orbit of Pluto
South AmericaThe nations of the South American continent collectively
Third Worldunderdeveloped and developing countries of Asia and Africa and Latin America collectively
Victorianacollection of materials of or characteristic / characteristic of the Victorian era
agglomerationA jumbled collection or mass
anaA collection of anecdotes about a person or place
armamentariumThe collection of equipment and methods used in the practice of medicine
art collectionA collection of art works
assortment, mixture, mixed bag, miscellany, miscellanea, variety, salmagundi, smorgasbord, potpourri, motleyA collection containing a variety of sorts of things
aviation, air powerThe aggregation of a country's military aircraft
backlogAn accumulation of jobs not done or materials not processed that are yet to be dealt with (especially unfilled customer orders for products or services)
batch, clutchA collection of things or persons to be handled together
batchAll the loaves of bread baked at the same time
batteryA collection of related things intended for use together
biota, biologyAll the plant and animal life of a particular region
blockA number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit
book, rule bookA collection of rules or prescribed standards / standards on the basis of which decisions are made
bookA collection of playing cards satisfying the rules of a card game
bottle collectionA collection of bottles
bunch, lot, caboodleAny collection in its entirety
class, category, familyA collection of things sharing a common attribute
coin collectionA collection of coins
collageAny collection of diverse things
combinationA collection of things that have been combined
congregationAn assemblage of people or animals or things collected together
content, contentsEverything that is included in a collection and that is held or included in something
convoyA collection of merchant ships with an escort of warships
corpusA collection of writings
cropA collection of people or things appearing together
data, informationA collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn
defense, defence, defense team, defense lawyersThe defendant and his legal advisors collectively
ensemble, tout ensembleAn assemblage of parts or details (as in a work of art) considered as forming a whole
exhibition, exposition, expoA collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display
fauna, zoologyAll the animal life in a particular region or period
findingsA collection of tools and other articles used by an artisan to make jewelry or clothing or shoes
flaggingflagstones collectively
fleetA group of warships organized as a tactical unit
fleetgroup of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership
fleetgroup of aircraft operating together under the same ownership
flindersBits and splinters and fragments
galaxy, extragalactic nebula(astronomy) a collection of star systems
galaxyA splendid assemblage (especially of famous people)
generally accepted accounting principles, GAAPA collection of rules and procedures and conventions that define accepted accounting practice
gimmickryA collection of gimmicks
hand, dealThe cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time
herbariumA collection of dried plants that are mounted and systematically classified for study
hit paradeA collection of the best or most popular people or items of a given kind
job lotA miscellaneous collection of things sold together
kludgeA 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)
law, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
libraryA collection of literary documents or records / records kept for reference or borrowing
library, program library, subroutine library(computing) a collection of standard programs and subroutines that are stored and available for immediate use
long suitIn a hand, the suit having the most cards
mail, postAny particular collection of letters or packages that is delivered
massAn ill-structured collection of similar things (objects or people)
menagerieA collection of live animals for study or display
mythologymyths collectively
nuclear clubThe nations possessing nuclear weapons
packA complete collection of similar things
package, bundle, packet, parcelA collection of things wrapped or boxed together
pantheonAll the gods of a religion
petting zooA collection of docile animals for children to pet and feed
pharmacopoeiaA collection or stock of drugs
pile, heap, mound, agglomerate, cumulation, cumulusA collection of objects laid on top of each other
plantingA collection of plants (trees or shrubs or flowers) in a particular area
population, universe(statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn
processionThe group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation
prosecutionThe lawyers acting for the state / state to put the case against the defendant
repertoire, repertoryA collection of works (plays, songs, operas, ballets) that an artist or company can perform and do perform for short intervals on a regular schedule
repertory, repertoireThe entire range of skills or aptitudes or devices used in a particular field / field or occupation
rogue's galleryA collection of pictures of criminals
setA group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
signageSigns collectively (especially commercial signs or posters)
smithereensA collection of small fragments considered as a whole
stamp collectionA collection of stamps
statuarystatues collectively
stringA collection of objects threaded on a single strand
sum, summation, sum totalThe final aggregate
tenantrytenants / tenants of an estate considered as a group
trafficThe aggregation of things (pedestrians or vehicles) coming and going in a particular locality during a specified period of time
treasureA collection of precious things
treasure troveAny collection of valuables that is discovered
trinketrytrinkets and other ornaments of dress collectively
troponymy, troponomyThe place names of a region or a language considered collectively
vegetation, flora, botanyAll the plant life in a particular region or period
wardrobecollection of clothing belonging to one person
wardrobecollection of costumes belonging to a theatrical company
Broadergroup, groupingAny number of entities (members) considered as a unit
Spanishacumulación, colección, conjunto, cúmulo, grupo, hatajo, hato
Catalanacumulació, arreplec, col·lecció, conjunt, cúmul
English > collection: 4 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA publication containing a variety of works.
NarroweranthologyA collection of selected literary passages
archivescollection of records especially about an institution
compilation, digestSomething that is compiled (as into a single book or file)
BroaderpublicationA copy of a printed work offered for distribution
Spanishcolección, compendio
English > collection: 4 senses > noun 3, communication
Meaningrequest for a sum of money.
Synonymssolicitation, appeal, ingathering
Narrowerwhip-round(British) solicitation of money usually for a benevolent purpose
Broaderrequest, petition, postulationA formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority
Spanishcolecta, petición, petitoria, solicitud
English > collection: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of gathering something together.
Synonymscollecting, assembling, aggregation
NarroweragglomerationThe act of collecting in a mass
bottle collectionThe activity of collecting bottles
collationAssembling in proper numerical or logical sequence
compilation, compilingThe act of compiling (as into a single book / book or file or list)
conchology, shell collectingThe collection and study of mollusc shells
gather, gatheringThe act of gathering something
numismatics, numismatology, coin collecting, coin collectionThe collection and study of money (and coins in particular)
philately, stamp collecting, stamp collectionThe collection and study of postage stamps
pickupThe act or process of picking up or collecting from various places
tax collectionThe collection of taxes
BroadergroupingThe activity of putting things together in groups
Spanishacopio, acumulación, colección, montaje, recolección
Catalanacumulació, assemblatge, col·lecció, muntatge, recollida
Verbscollectassemble or get together
collectget or bring together
collectget or gather together

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