Meaning of collect

Definition of collect

(adj) payable by the recipient on delivery; "a collect call"; "the letter came collect"; "a COD parcel"
(adv) make a telephone call or mail a package so that the recipient pays; "call collect"; "send a package collect"
(noun) a short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England
(verb) get or gather together; "I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife"; "She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis"; "She rolled up a small fortune"
call for and obtain payment of; "we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts"; "he collected the rent"
assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together"
get or bring together; "accumulate evidence"
gather or collect; "You can get the results on Monday"; "She picked up the children at the day care center"; "They pick up our trash twice a week"

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