AskDefine | Define collection

Dictionary Definition



1 several things grouped together or considered as a whole [syn: aggregation, accumulation, assemblage]
2 a publication containing a variety of works [syn: compendium]
3 request for a sum of money; "an appeal to raise money for starving children" [syn: solicitation, appeal, ingathering]
4 the act of gathering something together [syn: collecting, assembling, aggregation]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A set of items or objects procured by an individual.
  2. Multiple related objects associated as a group.
  3. The activity of collecting.
    Collection of trash will occur every Thursday.


set of items
multiple related objects
activity of collecting



From collectio.



fr-noun f
  1. collection

Extensive Definition

Collection may refer to:
collection in German: Sammlung
collection in Spanish: Colección
collection in French: Collection
collection in Dutch: Verzameling
collection in Polish: Zbiór (ujednoznacznienie)
collection in Simple English: Collection
collection in Swedish: Mängdlära
collection in Turkish: Kümeler Kuramı

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Festschrift, abundance, accumulation, agglomeration, aggregation, album, alms, alms fee, amassment, ana, analects, anthology, aquarium, assemblage, assembling, assembly, assortment, back number, backlog, band, beauties, body, boiling, bringing together, budget, bunch, burnt offering, call-up, canon, canvass, census, charity, chrestomathy, clippings, clump, cluster, collectanea, collected works, collecting, colligation, collocation, colluvies, combination, commissariat, commissary, company, comparison, compilation, complete works, concourse, concurrence, confluence, conflux, congeries, conglomeration, congregation, contribution, convergence, copy, cornucopia, corpus, corralling, crew, crowd, cumulation, cuttings, data, data-gathering, delectus, dole, donation, donative, drink offering, dump, edition, ex voto offering, excerpta, excerpts, extracts, florilegium, flowers, fragments, fund, garden, garland, garnering, gathering, gleaning, gleanings, group, handout, heap, heave offering, hecatomb, hoard, holdings, holocaust, human sacrifice, immolation, impression, incense, infanticide, ingathering, inventory, issue, junction, juxtaposition, kit, larder, libation, library, library edition, lot, mactation, mass, material, materials, materiel, medley, menagerie, miscellanea, miscellany, mobilization, munitions, museum, muster, number, oblation, offering, offertory, omnibus, omnium gatherum, outfit, party, peace offering, photograph album, piacular offering, pile, pittance, plenitude, plenty, printing, provisionment, provisions, quotation book, rations, raw data, repertoire, repertory, rick, rodeo, roundup, ruck, sacramental offering, sacrifice, scapegoat, school edition, scrapbook, self-immolation, self-sacrifice, series, set, solicitation, stack, stock, stock-in-trade, stockpile, store, stores, subscription, supplies, supply on hand, survey, suttee, sutteeism, symposium, thank offering, tithe, trade book, trade edition, treasure, treasury, trove, variety, volume, votive offering, whole offering, zoo
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