Definition of Collins

1. Noun. English writer noted for early detective novels (1824-1889).

Exact synonyms: Wilkie Collins, William Wilkie Collins
Generic synonyms: Author, Writer



2. Noun. Tall iced drink of liquor (usually gin) with fruit juice.
Exact synonyms: Tom Collins
Generic synonyms: Highball

Definition of Collins

1. Proper noun. (surname A=An English patronymic from=given names dot=) from the given name Colin, pet form of Coll (Nicholas). ¹

2. Proper noun. (surname A=An Irish from=Irish dot=), Anglicized from the Gaelic ''Ó Coileáin''. ¹

3. Noun. Any of various alcoholic drinks made with lemon juice, sugar, and carbonated water. ¹

4. Noun. Any of various alcoholic drinks made with lemon juice, sugar, and carbonated water. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Collins

1. an alcoholic beverage [n -ES]

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Literary usage of Collins

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1887)
"collins executed little commissions for Locke, sending him literary gossip, ... Locke observes that collins has ' an estate in the country, ..."

2. pennsylvania archivesby Pennsylvania State Library, Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Instruction, Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth by Pennsylvania State Library, Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Instruction, Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth (1878)
"collins, Anne Jane, and Samuel Cummings. collins, Arthur, and Isabella ... collins, Hannah, and Benjamin Bowen. collins, James, and Elizabeth Bred ing. ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1844)
"collins. MASTER of the ROLLS for the LORD CHANCELLOR. ... John collins, the elder, received the sum of 800/. under the trust in the will. ..."

4. Pennsylvania Archives by Samuel Hazard, John Blair Linn, William Henry Egle, Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Instruction, George Edward Reed, Pennsylvania State Library, Thomas Lynch Montgomery, Gertrude MacKinney, Charles Francis Hoban (1876)
"collins, Abraham, and Catharine Cuthbert. 1772, May 20. collins, Abraham ... collins, Joshua, and Martha Betterton. 1772, July 27. collins, Margaret ..."

5. English Literature: An Illustrated Record by Richard Garnett, Edmund Gosse (1903)
"William collins (1721-1759) was the son of a prosperous hatter in Chichester, where he was born on Christmas Day 1721. According to an early tradition, ..."

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