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collector

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcollectorcol‧lec‧tor /kəˈlektə $ -ər/ ●●○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 COLLECTsomeone who collects things that are interesting or attractivecollect, collection 🔊 a stamp collector 🔊 The painting was bought by a private collector.2 WORKERsomeone whose job is to collect taxes, tickets, debts etccollect, collectiontax/ticket/debt/refuse collector
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collectorThe pub will display railway and theatre memorabilia and collectors items.The women began producing thousands of rugs a year for sale to tourists and collectors.The gallery was full of art collectors and dealers.He's an avid collector of Beatles memorabilia.He's been a coin collector for years.Although nationally distributed boxes do not change fronts often, the regional ones do, making them a prime target for collectors.Prices range from £5-£90, depending on the rarity of the year and the number of collectors within that market.Suppose we have a processor with a thousand-square-meter solar collector.They have to give a written description of the waste to the collectors, and sign a transfer note for it.tax/ticket/debt/refuse collectorAre you going to use your local agents or staff, a debt collector, a solicitor, political pressure or what?Also patron of accountants, bankers, bookkeepers, customs agents, and tax collectors.They're not really bookies these days, they're just debt collectors.Of course, the very concept of a popular tax collector is as oxymoronic as jumbo shrimp.But the rich will always be better at hiding from the tax collector than the poor.
From Longman Business Dictionarycollectorcol‧lec‧tor /kəˈlektə-ər/ noun [countable]1someone whose job is to collect something, for example taxes or debtsa wave of strikes by tax collectorsWhen Tina fell behind on her credit-card bill, debt collectors bombarded her employer with phone calls.2someone who collects things that are interesting or attractiveAn American art collector paid $1.2 million for a drawing by Matisse.The table was sold to a private collector.
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