Definition of Collecting

1. Noun. The act of gathering something together.




Definition of Collecting

1. Noun. A hobby including seeking, locating, acquiring, organizing, cataloging, displaying, storing, and maintaining whatever items are of interest to the individual collector. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of collect) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Collecting

1. collect [v] - See also: collect

Lexicographical Neighbors of Collecting

collect up
collectability
collectable
collectables
collectanea
collected
collectedly
collectedness
collectednesses
collecter
collecters
collectibility
collectible
collectibles
collectin
collecting
collecting societies
collecting society
collecting tubule
collectins
collection
collection-plate
collection plate
collection society
collectional
collections
collective
collective-group name
collective agreement
collective bargaining

Literary usage of Collecting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report by New York Zoological Society, Tennyson Society (1901)
"To the zoologist, collecting is generally a pleasing diversion; ... Once on the " causeway " we found ourselves in excellent collecting ground. ..."

2. Fresh-water Biology by Henry Baldwin Ward, George Chandler Whipple (1918)
"CHAPTER III METHODS OF Collecting AND PHOTOGRAPHING B BY JACOB REIGHARD ... For use in brooks or for collecting small shore fishes, seines twelve or ..."

3. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (1839)
"... him in the violence of his rage till his teeth chattered in his head, and, collecting his whole force into one heavy blow, felled him to the ground. ..."

4. Bulletin by Tennessee Division of Geology, Geological Survey, Division of Geology, Tennessee (1910)
"Control by Collecting Ditches. In many cases where sand deposits have not yet extended very far into the bottom, one of the simplest methods of control ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"Mr. Dunn has made many collecting expeditions to South America and Mexico. He is at present 85 years of age. SIGNOR MARCONI described and demonstrated his ..."

6. The Library of Trinity College, Cambridge: Being an Introduction to the by Trinity College (University of Cambridge). Library, Robert Sinker, Walter Thomas Rogers, Giuseppe Ottino (1891)
"Bibliophile and Bibliomane—Rare Books and Good Books—Distinctive Signs of the First Printed Books—Book-collecting—Abbreviations in English, French, German, ..."

7. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists (1869)
"In collecting between high and low-water mark, the collector must visit the different kinds of shores. Thus on a rocky and exposed shore, ..."

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