—v. - bring or come together; assemble, accumulate.
- systematically seek and acquire, esp. As a hobby.
- obtain (contributions etc.) From a number of people.
- call for; fetch.
- a refl. Regain control of oneself. B concentrate (one's thoughts etc.). C (as collected adj.) Not perturbed or distracted. —adj. & adv. Us (of a telephone call, parcel, etc.) To be paid for by the receiver. [latin lego lect- pick]
- n. Short prayer of the anglican or roman catholic church. [latin collecta: related to *collect1]
n. Ir. Girl. [irish cailín]
n. - establishment for further, higher, or professional education.
- college premises (lived in college).
- students and teachers in a college.
- organized body of persons with shared functions and privileges. [latin: related to *colleague]
v. (-ding) (often foll. By with) come into collision or conflict. [latin collido -lis- clash]
n. - coalminer.
- a coal ship. B member of its crew. [from *coal]
n. - substance consisting of ultramicroscopic particles.
- mixture of such particles dispersed in another substance. colloidal adj. [greek kolla glue]
v. (-ding) conspire together. collusion n. Collusive adj. [latin ludo lus- play]
n. Eau-de-cologne or similar toilet water. [abbreviation]
n. Army officer in command of a regiment, ranking next below brigadier. colonelcy n. (pl. -ies). [italian colonnello: related to *column]
(brit. Coloured) —adj. - having colour.
- (coloured) often offens. A wholly or partly of non-white descent. B s.afr. Of mixed descent. —n. - (coloured) often offens. A coloured person. B s.afr. Person of mixed descent.
- (in pl.) Coloured clothing etc. For washing.
- (brit. Coloured) —adj. - having colour.
- (coloured) often offens. A wholly or partly of non-white descent. B s.afr. Of mixed descent. —n. - (coloured) often offens. A coloured person.