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1. collecting

noun. ['kəˈlɛktɪŋ'] the act of gathering something together.

Synonyms

  • gather
  • conchology
  • compiling
  • collection
  • shell collecting
  • stamp collection
  • numismatology
  • coin collection
  • compilation
  • philately
  • stamp collecting
  • agglomeration
  • collation
  • gathering
  • grouping
  • bottle collection
  • numismatics
  • pickup
  • tax collection
  • assembling
  • coin collecting

Antonyms

  • flora
  • defense
  • prosecution
  • spread

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • collect (English)
  • collecte (French)

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Rhymes with Collecting

  • disrespecting
  • unsuspecting
  • disconnecting
  • reconnecting
  • prospecting
  • suspecting
  • subjecting
  • resurrecting
  • respecting
  • reflecting
  • reelecting
  • redirecting
  • projecting
  • neglecting
  • intersecting
  • inspecting
  • expecting
  • deflecting
  • selecting
  • rejecting
  • protecting
  • perfecting
  • objecting
  • injecting
  • infecting
  • dissecting
  • directing
  • detecting
  • defecting
  • connecting

Sentences with collecting


1. Verb, gerund or present participle
The vent should be facing down to prevent water, ice and snow from collecting around it.

Quotes about collecting


1. Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it.
- Jeanette Winterson

2. Have you ever lost someone you love and wanted one more conversation, one more chance to make up for the time when you thought they would be here forever? If so, then you know you can go your whole life collecting days, and none will outweigh the one you wish you had back.
- Mitch Albom, For One More Day

3. Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it. Those who do not do it, think of it as a cousin of stamp collecting, a sister of the trophy cabinet, bastard of a sound bank account and a weak mind.
- Jeanette Winterson

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