(noun, adjective, verb, adverb)


1. payable by the recipient on delivery

- a collect call

- the letter came collect

Similar word(s): due, cod

Sentences with collect as an adjective:

- It was to be a collect delivery, but no-one was available to pay.


1. make a telephone call or mail a package so that the recipient pays

- call collect

- send a package collect

Sentences with collect as an adverb:

- I had to call collect.


1. a short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England

Definition categories: communication, orison, petition, prayer

Sentences with collect as a noun:

- He used the day's collect as the basis of his sermon.


1. get or gather together

Similar word(s): accumulate, amass, compile, hoard

Definition categories: possession, store

2. call for and obtain payment of

- we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts

- he collected the rent

Definition categories: possession, take

3. assemble or get together

Similar word(s): garner, gather

Definition categories: contact

4. get or bring together

Definition categories: contact, accumulate, amass, collect, compile, hoard

5. gather or collect

Definition categories: possession, acquire, get

Sentences with collect as a verb:

- Suzanne collected all the papers she had laid out.

- A bank collects a monthly payment on a client's new car loan.

- John Henry collects stamps.

- He had a lot of trouble collecting on that bet he made.

- The rain collected in puddles.

- I don't think he collects as much as hoards.