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collector


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Collector  \Col*lect"or\,  n.  [LL.  collector  one  who  collects:  cf 
  F.  collecteur.] 
  1.  One  who  collects  things  which  are  separate;  esp.,  one  who 
  makes  a  business  or  practice  of  collecting  works  of  art, 
  objects  in  natural  history,  etc.;  as  a  collector  of 
  coins. 
 
  I  digress  into  Soho  to  explore  a  bookstall.  Methinks 
  I  have  been  thirty  years  a  collector.  --Lamb. 
 
  2.  A  compiler  of  books;  one  who  collects  scattered  passages 
  and  puts  them  together  in  one  book. 
 
  Volumes  without  the  collector's  own  reflections. 
  --Addison. 
 
  3.  (Com.)  An  officer  appointed  and  commissioned  to  collect 
  and  receive  customs,  duties,  taxes,  or  toll. 
 
  A  great  part  of  this  is  now  embezzled  .  .  .  by 
  collectors,  and  other  officers.  --Sir  W. 
  Temple. 
 
  4.  One  authorized  to  collect  debts. 
 
  5.  A  bachelor  of  arts  in  Oxford,  formerly  appointed  to 
  superintend  some  scholastic  proceedings  in  Lent.  --Todd. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  collector 
  n  1:  a  person  who  collects  things  (e.g.  stamps)  as  a  hobby 
  2:  a  person  who  is  employed  to  collect  payments  (as  for  rent  or 
  taxes)  [syn:  {gatherer},  {accumulator}] 
  3:  a  crater  that  has  collected  cosmic  material  hitting  the 
  earth 
  4:  the  electrode  in  a  transistor  through  which  a  primary  flow 
  of  carriers  leaves  the  inter-electrode  region 




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