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collect

(kŏl`ĕkt) [Late Lat.,=meeting], in Western liturgies, short prayer proper to an occasion, often asking a particular favor. In the Roman Catholic Church the collect is said, typically, at Mass just before the epistle and at vespers. It occurs correspondingly in the Anglican and Lutheran liturgies. Many collects are very ancient, especially those of the Sundays and major feasts.

collect

[kə′lekt]
(design engineering)
A sleeve or flange that can be tightened about a rotating shaft to halt motion.

collect

1
Austral informal a winning bet

collect

2
Christianity a short Church prayer generally preceding the lesson or epistle in Communion and other services
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2) We can collect together all the happenings, in different places, which are connected in the way that common sense regards as being due to their emanating from one object.
Thus, to return to the stars, we can collect together either--
He can't be crying because I gave him the collect to learn.
He had forgotten his horrible struggle to get the collect by heart; he had forgotten his tears.
It conducts us to this palpable truth, that a power to lay and collect taxes must be a power to pass all laws NECESSARY and PROPER for the execution of that power; and what does the unfortunate and culumniated provision in question do more than declare the same truth, to wit, that the national legislature, to whom the power of laying and collecting taxes had been previously given, might, in the execution of that power, pass all laws NECESSARY and PROPER to carry it into effect?
Twice had the Annos sought to collect, the first time while Nalasu still retained his eyesight.
Thus the sum of lives owing the Annos had increased to five, with only a blind man from whom to collect.
Told me to collect it off the gentleman in the grey suit in the smoking-car.
After a vociferous consultation, which was, at times, deafened by bursts of savage joy, they again separated, filling the air with the name of a foe, whose body, Heywood could collect from their expressions, they hoped to find concealed in some crevice of the island.
But how in the world,' he added, 'am I to collect all the wolves of the kingdom on to that hill over there?
Come on you, too, my masters, tarry not to talk of it I say, come on, we must collect all our forces, and few enough we shall have, if we are to storm the Castle of Reginald Front-de-B
If a koala collects four or more leaves, it has an offspring, and a koala is added from the sidelines in the next round.