collector

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Pronunciation[change]

  • enPR: kə-lĕk'tər
  • (GA) IPA: /kəˈlɛktɚ/
  • (UK) IPA: /kəˈlɛktə(ɹ)/

Noun[change]

Singular
collector

Plural
collectors

  1. (countable) A collector is somebody who collects things, usually things that are rare and interesting.
    A collector would be willing to pay a lot of money for that painting.
  2. (countable) A ticket collector is somebody who checks your ticket on a bus or train.
    After you get on the bus, be ready to show your ticket to the collector.
  3. (countable) A debt collector is somebody who tries to make people pay their debts when payment is late.
    Life was very difficult when a debt collector started calling daily.

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