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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COLLECTOR

He spoke exactly as if he had been a collector who had been roaming the world for curios.

Sutter forgot everything else as he sat there staring at that collector's paradise.

The collector should be sure he knows the plant before he eats it.

These plants are very small, often no doubt overlooked by the collector.

The collector will have no trouble to recognize it from Figure 274.

After seeing this picture the collector will not fail to recognize it.

The Collector to whom the petition was sent was a friend of ours.

Yes, your husband is no better now than an egoist, a collector of happy days.

The antiquary is a collector; the antiquarian a student or writer.

What nonsensical scheme about making me an inspector of this or a collector of that?

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "gatherer of taxes, etc.," from Anglo-French collectour "collector" (of money or taxes; Old French collector, Modern French collecteur), from Late Latin collector, agent noun from colligere (see collect). Fem. form collectress is attested from 1825.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COLLECTOR

bearer

nounperson who requests payment of bill
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