Definition of collect adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kəˈlekt//
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈlekt//
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(North American English) (of a telephone call) paid for by the person who receives the call to make a collect call see also reverse (7) Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French collecter or medieval Latin collectare, from Latin collect- ‘gathered together’, from the verb colligere, from col- ‘together’ + legere ‘choose or collect’.