collectible
I. adjective or collectable Date: 1660 1. suitable for being collected 2. due for present payment ; payablecollectibility or collectability noun II. noun or collectable Date: 1953 an object that is collected by fanciers; especially one other than such traditionally collectible items as art, stamps, coins, and antiques

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • collectible — col‧lect‧i‧ble [kəˈlektbl] noun [countable] a valuable object bought as an investment: • diamonds, stamps, and other collectibles * * * collectible UK US (also collectable) /kəˈlektəbl/ noun [C, usually plural] ► an object that people collect… …   Financial and business terms

  • Collectible — Col*lect i*ble, a. Capable of being collected. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • collectible — (adj.) also collectable, 1650s, that may be collected, from COLLECT (Cf. collect) + ABLE (Cf. able). Meaning sought after by collectors of relics, souveniers, etc. is recorded from 1888 …   Etymology dictionary

  • collectible — or collectable [kə lek′tə bəl] adj. 1. that can be collected 2. suitable or desirable for collecting, as by a hobbyist n. any of a class of old things, but not antiques, that people collect as a hobby, specif. a thing of no great intrinsic value …   English World dictionary

  • collectible — 1. adjective a) Worthy or suitable for collecting on historical/financial grounds, or for meeting a personal aesthetic: collectible stamps, collectible china, collectible Beatles memorabilia b) Rightfully subject to payment: a collectible bill 2 …   Wiktionary

  • collectible — col|lect|i|ble1 [ kə lektəbl ] noun count an object that is valuable because people want to own it collectible col|lect|i|ble 2 [ kə lektəbl ] adjective 1. ) valuable because people want to own it: Some of his pictures are quite collectible now.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • collectible — non·collectible; collectible; un·collectible; …   English syllables

  • Collectible — An item that is worth far more than it appears because of its rarity and/or demand. Common categories of collectibles include antiques, toys, coins, comic books and stamps. Items that have been mass produced, and thus are not rare, are often… …   Investment dictionary

  • collectible — collectable, collectible Fowler (1926) said that the first is better, and this is still true. See able, ible …   Modern English usage

  • collectible — /keuh lek teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being collected. n. 2. an object suitable for a collection, originally a work of fine art or an antique, now including also any of a wide variety of items collected as a hobby, for display, or as an… …   Universalium

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