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Pronunciation:  ku'lekshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of gathering something together
  2. [n]  request for a sum of money; "an appeal to raise money for starving children"
  3. [n]  a publication containing a variety of works
  4. [n]  

COLLECTION is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: accumulation, aggregation, aggregation, appeal, assemblage, assembling, collecting, compendium, ingathering, solicitation
 See Also: agglomeration, agglomeration, anthology, archives, armamentarium, arms, art collection, backlog, battery, biology, biota, block, book, bottle collection, bottle collection, bunch, bundle, caboodle, category, class, coin collecting, coin collection, coin collection, collation, combination, compilation, compilation, compiling, conchology, congregation, content, corpus, cumulus, deal, defence, defense, defense lawyers, defense team, digest, ensemble, Europe, family, fauna, Free World, gather, gathering, gimmickry, group, grouping, grouping, hand, heap, implements of war, job lot, Judaica, kludge, library, long suit, lot, mass, mound, munition, mythology, numismatics, numismatology, pack, package, packet, pantheon, parcel, petition, petting zoo, pharmacopoeia, philately, pickup, pile, planting, population, postulation, program library, prosecution, publication, request, rule book, set, shell collecting, signage, stamp collecting, stamp collection, stamp collection, statuary, string, subroutine library, sum, sum total, summation, tax collection, tenantry, Third World, tout ensemble, universe, Victoriana, wardrobe, weaponry, weapons system, whip-round



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Col*lec"tion\, n. [L. collectio: cf. F. collection.]
1. The act or process of collecting or of gathering; as, the
   collection of specimens.

2. That which is collected; as:
   (a) A gathering or assemblage of objects or of persons.
       ``A collection of letters.'' --Macaulay.
   (b) A gathering of money for charitable or other purposes,
       as by passing a contribution box for freewill
       offerings. ``The collection for the saints.'' --1 Cor.
       xvi. 1
   (c) (Usually in pl.) That which is obtained in payment of
   (d) An accumulation of any substance. ``Collections of
       moisture.'' --Whewell. ``A purulent collection.''

3. The act of inferring or concluding from premises or
   observed facts; also, that which is inferred. [Obs.]

         We may safely say thus, that wrong collections have
         been hitherto made out of those words by modern
         divines.                              --Milton.

4. The jurisdiction of a collector of excise. [Eng.]

Syn: Gathering; assembly; assemblage; group; crowd;
     congregation; mass; heap; compilation.

Easton Bible Dictionary

The Christians in Palestine, from various causes, suffered from poverty. Paul awakened an interest in them among the Gentile churches, and made pecuniary collections in their behalf (Acts 24:17; Rom. 15:25, 26; 1 Cor. 16:1-3; 2 Cor. 8:9; Gal. 2:10).

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