Definition: Meaning of, collector in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / kəˈlɛktə /

  • noun
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Singular Plural
collector collectors
  1. someone who collects things that are interesting or attractive [↪  collect, collection]
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  2. someone whose job is to collect taxes, tickets, debts etc [↪  collect, collection]
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collector used in phrases

  • butterfly collector (noun)
    1. an entomologist who specializes in the collection and study of butterflies and moths
  • coin collector (noun)
    1. and coins in particular a collector and student of money
  • collector of internal revenue (noun)
    1. someone who collects taxes for the government
  • collector's item (noun)
    1. an object that people want to have because it is interesting or rare, and might become valuable
  • debt collector (noun)
    1. someone whose job is to get back the money that people owe
  • garbage collector (noun)
    1. American English someone whose job is to remove waste from garbage cans [=  dustman British English]
  • pinwheel wind collector (noun)
    1. a toy consisting of vanes of colored paper or plastic that is pinned to a stick and spins when it is pointed into the wind
  • refuse collector (noun)
    1. someone employed to collect and dispose of refuse
  • rent collector (noun)
    1. a person who goes from house to house collecting rents for the owner
  • solar collector (noun)
    1. a concave mirror that concentrates the rays of the sun; can produce high temperatures
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