Adjective "Collection" definition and examples

(Collection may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/kəˈlɛkʃ(ə)n/

Definitions and examples

noun

The action or process of collecting someone or something.
  1. as modifier 'refuse collection'
  2. 'A watch was found on the main street and is available for collection to the owner at Doyleoes flower shop on the main street.'
  3. 'Refuse collection is an essential public service and cannot be left to the commercial whim of private contractors.'
  4. 'The collection, transportation and disposal of garbage have always been a headache for the local authorities.'
  5. 'We hope you will co-operate with us in filling in your voting forms and having them ready for collection when our representative returns.'
  6. 'Best practice recommends that all refuse left out for collection should be protected by a hard container, with a fitted lid firmly closed.'
  7. 'There will also be a refuse collection to empty bins on the estate as they become full through the day.'
  8. 'Then, it must be left ready for collection by a designated collector.'
  9. 'Household waste presented for collection in refuse sacks or cardboard boxes will not be collected by Council staff.'
  10. 'The club tracksuits were distributed on Saturday week last and are available for collection for those who did not yet collect their order.'
  11. 'A date and location for collection will be announced later.'
  12. 'withdrawal of the Sunday collections'
  13. 'Householders are being asked how York Council should organise refuse collections in future to help the recycling project.'
  14. 'Braintree Council's quarterly performance report found that during the first quarter of this year, missed refuse collections soared.'
  15. 'Postal workers' leaders warned that action over pay could threaten the Christmas mail as post and council strikes disrupted collections and deliveries and closed schools and libraries yesterday.'
  16. 'The crisis is affecting all aspects of life in the rural community with refuse collections and postal services to farms affected by the restrictions placed on people entering and leaving farmland.'
  17. 'The post office has refused to make collections from a post box but as soon as the cameras are in, I shall be writing in the hope the box will be reopened.'
  18. 'He said there were contingency plans in place to make sure Post Office services and mail collections and deliveries would face minimal disruption.'
  19. 'Meanwhile, the four local authorities in Dublin said they hoped to clear most of the backlog in refuse collections by the weekend.'
  20. 'Commissioner Walsh firmly believes that charges for domestic refuse collections are a form of double taxation and he and others of a similar ilk are entitled to that opinion.'
  21. 'And 97 per cent of those asked said they are happy with their weekly refuse collections, while four out of five said the council was doing a good job.'
  22. 'All traffic was stopped between 5.30 am and 7.15 pm and refuse collections were cancelled so that police search teams could search through the rubbish.'
  23. 'In fact Gregory went home to Aberdeen and took a collection outside the church doors for money to build his observatory.'
  24. 'He added that, as around 70 per cent of the congregation are retired, every pound put into church collections is a hard-earned one.'
  25. 'At Pimlico Race Course near Baltimore, jockeys took up a collection earmarked for the American Red Cross.'
  26. 'Most of the Scottish Baptist churches took collections to assist this effort.'
  27. 'Saint-Léon records that at one point in 1869 Pugni was so broke the dancers of the Imperial Ballet took up a collection to help him feed his large family.'
  28. 'She said churches had raised the money both through collections at services and through coffee mornings and other fund-raising events.'
  29. 'It is almost impossible to guess who will give money and who won't when you're doing a street collection, charity workers say.'
  30. 'Many pay through collections at church, so they feel they are being made to pay twice.'
  31. 'An appeal for donations was read out in more than 400 mosques across Britain yesterday and many churches are planning to hold collections at services this weekend.'
  32. 'Groups donate collections directly to their charity of choice.'
  33. 'Furthermore, the Talmud provides a budget detailing how the Temple's collections should be expended.'
A group of things or people.
  1. 'Early in the history of the universe, one particular pool of gas and dust had begun to spin itself into the collection of bodies that we call the solar system.'
  2. 'His role is crucial since trade is one of the few areas where the EU acts as a single body rather than a collection of nation states.'
  3. 'He came within inches of a hat-trick and saving his side from defeat at the hands of the greatest collection of footballers ever assembled on one team.'
  4. 'Instead, many are finding holistic panaceas and a philosophy which views the patient as a whole body rather than as a disease or a collection of symptoms more beneficial.'
  5. 'The author has gathered a thought-provoking collection of games that fly in the face of conventional chess wisdom.'
  6. 'Poland has a healthy collection of death metal bands, including Vader and Behemoth.'
  7. 'He presides over one of the weirdest collection of performers ever assembled since the days of the Victorian freak show.'
  8. 'The Orkney Vintage Club's Orkney Cavalcade 2005 saw a collection of old vehicles drive around the West Mainland.'
  9. 'The remaining seats are held by a collection of small parties and independents.'
  10. 'Lynn gathers a collection of stapled pages together in her arms.'
  11. 'a record collection'
  12. 'The latest in the occasional Another Late Night series raids the record collection of icebox studio duo Groove Armada.'
  13. 'Above these, three levels of flexible modular space have been divided to contain specific collections of work.'
  14. 'The weight of history is evident both in the presence of the numerous national collections, and in the self-consciousness of the city's layout of monuments in the surrounding area.'
  15. 'Drawing on Turkey's wealth of art collections, most of the 370 objects on display are from Istanbul's Topkapi Palace Museum and the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art.'
  16. 'Now he buys record collections from collectors or estates.'
  17. 'The archaeological collections in the Roman National Museum in Rome and in the National Archaeological Museum in Naples are probably among the world's best.'
  18. 'Indeed, most of the exhibits are from the museum: only fifty out of around 500 have come from Persepolis and the Iranian national collections.'
  19. 'But now, with digital technology, we can gather permanent collections of material, and make them accessible to a virtual audience.'
  20. 'German collections of Indian art have been built around private collections since the 17th Century, and traditionally housed in ethnological museums.'
  21. 'More than 40 countries are currently searching their national collections for plundered treasures.'
  22. 'I still found this to be a great collection of the band's music, but I would warn fans to not expect too much from the second disc.'
  23. 'In 30 years, Osofisan has had more than 40 plays produced and has published two collections of poems, novels, songs and critical essays.'
  24. 'If only anthologists would give the date and title of collections that poems are drawn from they would help readers place the material in some context.'
  25. 'Colquhoun's fourth poetry book, a collection of love poems, is due out next year.'
  26. 'The result was a decade of vigorous sales, during which labels merely repackaged the same music into ever more expensive collections and sat back to count the revenues.'
  27. 'Natarajan has written two more books - a collection of his poems and his father's biography.'
  28. 'His oeuvre includes eight collections of poems, four collections of short stories, four plays and two books of non-fiction.'
  29. 'Village Tales, their second recording, is a collection of traditional folk songs from across China.'
  30. 'To create each song in the collection, a traditional melody was carefully selected for each poem chosen in the final draft.'
  31. 'An intellectual artist who has published many collections of essays and books on painting, Wu is one of the few Chinese artists to have established a reputation both in China and the West.'
  32. 'a preview of their autumn collection'
  33. 'It includes activities such as fashion shows featuring collections by prominent designers, makeover sessions and modelling contests.'
  34. 'At the moment the young designer is preparing her collection for the fashion show that is always held at the end of each school year.'
  35. 'Hmm… I think the Christian Lacroix collection was my favourite out of all the FW06 haute couture collections.'
  36. 'Irish designer Paul Costelloe has turned the tables on the anti-hunt political lobby and reintroduced fur and feathers to his autumn 2002 couture collections.'
  37. 'When Donatella Versace finishes one of her glitzy fashion collections she rewards herself for her hard work with a coloured diamond or two.'
  38. 'Look at Kmart, which has built its Jaclyn Smith and Martha Stewart collections into national brands, Liebmann said.'
  39. 'The Paris High Fashion collections run through July 11.'
  40. 'Liz also admitted her career as a film producer was on hold at the launch last month of her first fashion range - a collection of beachwear..'
  41. 'The fashion houses will showcase their collections individually in a series of shows at IFC through September 26.'
  42. 'The owners of RyanKenny were quick to compare their idea for a couture line with the collections of their fashion counterparts.'
College examinations held at the beginning or end of a term, especially at Oxford University.
  1. 'Revising for two collections + new term work is dull.'

More definitions

1. the act of collecting.

2. something that is collected; a group of objects or an amount of material accumulated in one location, especially for some purpose or as a result of some process: a stamp collection; a collection of unclaimed hats in the checkroom; a collection of books on Churchill.

3. the works of art constituting the holdings of an art museum: a history of the museum and of the collection.

4. the gathered or exhibited works of a single painter, sculptor, etc.: an ex

More examples(as adjective)

"rates can be collection."

"editions can be collection."

Origin

Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin collectio(n-), from colligere ‘gather together’ (see collect).