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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Collect  \Col*lect"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Collected};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Collecting}.]  [L.  collecrus  p.  p.  of  collerige  to 
  bind  together;  col-  +  legere  to  gather:  cf  OF  collecter. 
  See  {Legend},  and  cf  {Coil},  v.  t.,  {Cull},  v.  t.] 
  1.  To  gather  into  one  body  or  place  to  assemble  or  bring 
  together;  to  obtain  by  gathering. 
 
  A  band  of  men  Collected  choicely  from  each  country. 
  --Shak. 
 
  'Tis  memory  alone  that  enriches  the  mind,  by 
  preserving  what  our  labor  and  industry  daily 
  collect.  --Watts. 
 
  2.  To  demand  and  obtain  payment  of  as  an  account,  or  other 
  indebtedness;  as  to  collect  taxes. 
 
  3.  To  infer  from  observed  facts;  to  conclude  from  premises. 
  [Archaic.]  --Shak. 
 
  Which  sequence,  I  conceive,  is  very  ill  collected. 
  --Locke. 
 
  {To  collect  one's  self},  to  recover  from  surprise, 
  embarrassment,  or  fear;  to  regain  self-control. 
 
  Syn:  To  gather;  assemble;  congregate;  muster;  accumulate; 
  garner;  aggregate;  amass;  infer;  deduce. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Collect  \Col*lect"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  assemble  together;  as  the  people  collected  in  a  crowd; 
  to  accumulate;  as  snow  collects  in  banks. 
 
  2.  To  infer;  to  conclude.  [Archaic] 
 
  Whence  some  collect  that  the  former  word  imports  a 
  plurality  of  persons.  --South. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Collect  \Col"lect\,  n.  [LL.  collecta,  fr  L.  collecta  a 
  collection  in  money;  an  assemblage,  fr  collerige:  cf  F. 
  collecte.  See  {Collect},  v.  t.] 
  A  short,  comprehensive  prayer,  adapted  to  a  particular  day 
  occasion,  or  condition,  and  forming  part  of  a  liturgy. 
 
  The  noble  poem  on  the  massacres  of  Piedmont  is  strictly 
  a  collect  in  verse.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  collect 
  adj  :  payment  due  by  the  recipient  on  delivery;  "a  collect  call"; 
  "the  letter  came  collect";  "a  COD  parcel"  [syn:  {cod}] 
  n  :  a  short  prayer  generally  preceding  the  lesson  in  the  Church 
  of  Rome  or  the  Church  of  England 
  adv  :  make  a  telephone  call  or  mail  a  package  so  that  the 
  recipient  pays;  "call  collect";  "send  a  package 
  collect" 
  v  1:  get  together  [syn:  {accumulate},  {pile  up},  {amass},  {compile}, 
  {hoard}] 
  2:  call  for  and  obtain  payment  of  "we  collected  over  a  million 
  dollars  in  outstanding  debts"  [syn:  {take  in}] 
  3:  get  together;  "gather  some  stones";  "pull  your  thoughts 
  together"  [syn:  {gather},  {garner},  {pull  together}]  [ant: 
  {spread}] 
  4:  get  or  bring  together;  "accumulate  evidence"  [syn:  {accumulate}, 
  {pull  in}] 
  5:  gather  or  collect;  "You  can  get  the  results  on  Monday"; 
  "She  picked  up  the  children  at  the  day  care  center"  [syn: 
  {pick  up},  {gather  up},  {call  for}] 
  6:  to  assemble  in  proper  sequence;  "collate  the  papers"  [syn:  {collate}] 
  7:  move  together  [syn:  {gather},  {congregate}] 




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