"collect" in the noun sense
a short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England
"collect" in the verb sense
1. roll up, collect, accumulate, pile up, amass, compile, hoard
get or gather together
"I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife"
"She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis"
"She rolled up a small fortune"
2. collect, take in
call for and obtain payment of
"we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts"
"he collected the rent"
3. gather, garner, collect, pull together
assemble or get together
"gather some stones"
"pull your thoughts together"
4. collect, pull in
get or bring together
5. collect, pick up, gather up, call for
gather or collect
"You can get the results on Monday"
"She picked up the children at the day care center"
"They pick up our trash twice a week"
"collect" in the adjective sense
1. collect, cod
payable by the recipient on delivery
"a collect call"
"the letter came collect"
"a COD parcel"
"collect" in the adverb sense
make a telephone call or mail a package so that the recipient pays
"send a package collect"
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