1. verb /ˈkɑlɪkt,kəˈlɛkt/
a) To gather together; amass items.

Suzanne collected all the papers she had laid out.

b) To get; particularly, get from someone.

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.

See Also: call collect, collect ones thoughts, collect ones wits, collectible, collection, collector

Wikipedia foundation.