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English definition of “collector”

collector

noun [C] uk   /kəˈlek.tər/ us    /-tɚ/

collector noun [C] (HOBBY)

B2 someone who collects objects because they are beautiful, valuable, or interesting: a keen stamp/antiques collector a collector of modern artCollecting and amassing

collector noun [C] (JOB)

someone whose job is to collect tickets or money from people: a tax/ticket collectorTesting, checking and experimenting Indian English the person who is in charge of the local government in a particular town or area of the country
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