Meaning of “collie” in the English Dictionary


"collie" in English

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collienoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɒl.i/ us /ˈkɑː.li/

Examples from literature

  • A collie and a hound lay upon the hearth. 
  • Old Bob, Sandy's collie, lay at Levi's feet. 
  • The umpire, a small boy of twelve, was lying on his stomach, squealing and tickling a collie. 
  • There were ten of them, big tan and white collies, vying with one another to come first to their master. 
  • You mean chase 'em around and bark at 'em like collie dogs. 

(Definition of “collie” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"collie" in American English

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collienoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɑl·i/

any of several types of dogs with long hair, originally bred for controlling sheep

(Definition of “collie” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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