collector Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “collector” in the English Dictionary

"collector" in British English

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collectornoun [C]

uk   /kəˈlek.tər/  us   /-tɚ/

collector noun [C] (HOBBY)

B2 someone who ​collectsobjects because they are ​beautiful, ​valuable, or ​interesting: a ​keenstamp/​antiques collector a collector of ​modernart

collector noun [C] (JOB)

someone whose ​job is to ​collecttickets or ​money from ​people: a ​tax/​ticket collector Indian English the ​person who is in ​charge of the ​localgovernment in a ​particulartown or ​area of the ​country
(Definition of collector from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"collector" in American English

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collectornoun [C]

 us   /kəˈlek·tər/
someone who ​collectscertain things as a ​job or as a ​hobby: An ​avidart collector, he ​owned at least a ​dozen Picassos.
(Definition of collector from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"collector" in Business English

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collectornoun [C]

uk   us   /kəˈlektər/
a ​person who ​collects a particular ​type of ​object as a ​hobby or ​investment: art/​coin/​stamp, etc. collector He became an avid collector of rare ​stamps.
FINANCE someone whose ​job is to ​collectmoney from ​people: bill/​debt/​tax collector
(Definition of collector from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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