Definition of collector noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kəˈlektə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəˈlektər//
    The art world
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  1. 1(especially in compounds) a person who collects things, either as a hobby or as a job a stamp collector ticket/tax/debt collectors This vase is quite rare and is almost a collector’s item. a major collector of Japanese art See related entries: The art world
  2. 2the chief officer of a district in some S Asian countries
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (denoting a person who collects money): from Anglo-Norman French collectour, from medieval Latin collector, from collect- ‘gathered together’, from the verb colligere, from col- ‘together’ + legere ‘choose or collect’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: collector