- 1. verb /ˈkɑlɪkt,kəˈlɛkt/
Suzanne collected all the papers she had laid out.
A bank collects a monthly payment on a clients new car loan.2. noun /ˈkɑlɪkt,kəˈlɛkt/The prayer said before the reading of the epistle lesson, especially one found in a prayerbook, as with the Book of Common Prayer.
He used the days collect as the basis of his sermon.