Collector Col*lect"or, n. [LL. collector one who collects: cf. F. collecteur.] 1. One who collects things which are separate; esp., one who makes a business or practice of collecting works of art, objects in natural history, etc.; as, a collector of coins. [1913 Webster]

I digress into Soho to explore a bookstall. Methinks I have been thirty years a collector. --Lamb. [1913 Webster]

2. A compiler of books; one who collects scattered passages and puts them together in one book. [1913 Webster]

Volumes without the collector's own reflections. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

3. (Com.) An officer appointed and commissioned to collect and receive customs, duties, taxes, or toll. [1913 Webster]

A great part of this is now embezzled . . . by collectors, and other officers. --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster]

4. One authorized to collect debts. [1913 Webster]

5. A bachelor of arts in Oxford, formerly appointed to superintend some scholastic proceedings in Lent. --Todd. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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