Meaning of “collector” in the English Dictionary

"collector" in American English

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collectornoun [ C ]

us /kəˈlek·tər/

someone who collects certain things as a job or as a hobby:

An avid art 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 /kəˈlektər/ us

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 collect money from people:

bill/debt/tax collector

(Definition of “collector” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)