col‧lec‧tion S2 W1
a set of similar things that are kept or brought together because they are attractive or interesting [↪ collect, collector]:
a stamp collection
my record collection
a collection of Japanese vases
a group of objects together in the same place:
a collection of empty wine bottles on the back porch
the act of asking people to give you money for an organization that helps people, or during a church service, or the money collected in this way [↪ collect]
We'll be taking up a collection at the end of tonight's service.
the act of obtaining money that is owed to you [↪ collect, collector]:
a debt collection agency
the act of bringing together things of the same type from different places to form a group [↪ collect]:
a computerized data collection system
the act of taking something from a place [↪ collect]:
taking something away[uncountable and countable]
Garbage collections are made every Tuesday morning.
Please collect your purchases from the customer collection point.
the clothes designed by a fashion company for a particular season:
Donna Karen's new spring collection
several stories, poems, pieces of music etc that are in one book or on one record
a new collection of Frost's poetry
a group of people, especially people you think are strange or unusual in some way
people[countable usually singular]
There was an interesting collection of people at the wedding.