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Meaning of COLLECTOR

Pronunciation:  ku'lektur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the electrode in a transistor through which a primary flow of carriers leaves the region between the electrodes
  2. [n]  a crater that has collected cosmic material hitting the earth
  3. [n]  a person who is employed to collect payments (as for rent or taxes)
  4. [n]  a person who collects things

COLLECTOR is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: accumulator, aggregator, gatherer
 See Also: archivist, bearer, coin collector, conchologist, conductor, crater, electrode, electronic transistor, Gardner, gleaner, holder, human, individual, Isabella Stewart Gardner, junction transistor, mortal, numismatist, numismatologist, person, philatelist, rent collector, somebody, someone, soul, stamp collector, transistor



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Col*lect"or\, n. [LL. collector one who collects: cf.
F. collecteur.]
1. One who collects things which are separate; esp., one who
   makes a business or practice of collecting works of art,
   objects in natural history, etc.; as, a collector of

         I digress into Soho to explore a bookstall. Methinks
         I have been thirty years a collector. --Lamb.

2. A compiler of books; one who collects scattered passages
   and puts them together in one book.

         Volumes without the collector's own reflections.

3. (Com.) An officer appointed and commissioned to collect
   and receive customs, duties, taxes, or toll.

         A great part of this is now embezzled . . . by
         collectors, and other officers.       --Sir W.

4. One authorized to collect debts.

5. A bachelor of arts in Oxford, formerly appointed to
   superintend some scholastic proceedings in Lent. --Todd.

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