Collect vs Collecting - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between collect and collecting

is that collect is to gather together; amass while collecting is .

As nouns the difference between collect and collecting

is that collect is (christianity) the prayer said before the reading of the epistle lesson, especially one found in a prayerbook, as with the book of common prayer while collecting is a hobby including seeking, locating, acquiring, organizing, cataloging, displaying, storing, and maintaining whatever items are of interest to the individual collector.

As an adjective collect

is to be paid for by the recipient, as a telephone call or a shipment.

As an adverb collect

is with payment due from the recipient.

collect

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) collecten, from (etyl) .

Verb

(en verb)
  • To gather together; amass.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author=(Henry Petroski)
  • , title= Geothermal Energy , volume=101, issue=4, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Energy has seldom been found where we need it when we want it. Ancient nomads, wishing to ward off the evening chill and enjoy a meal around a campfire, had to collect wood and then spend time and effort coaxing the heat of friction out from between sticks to kindle a flame.}}
  • To get; particularly, get from someone.
  • To accumulate a number of similar or related (objects), particularly for a hobby or recreation.
  • To form a conclusion; to deduce, infer. (Compare (gather), (get).)
  • * 1992 , (Hilary Mantel), A Place of Greater Safety , Harper Perennial 2007, p. 292-3:
  • the riot is so great that it is very difficult to collect what is being said.
  • * John Locke
  • which sequence, I conceive, is very ill collected .
  • To collect payments.
  • To come together in a group or mass.
  • To collect objects as a hobby.
  • To infer; to conclude.
  • * South
  • Whence some collect that the former word imports a plurality of persons.

    Adjective

    (-)
  • To be paid for by the recipient, as a telephone call or a shipment.
  • It was to be a collect delivery, but no-one was available to pay.

    Adverb

    (-)
  • With payment due from the recipient.
  • I had to call collect .

    Derived terms

    * call collect * collect one's thoughts * collect one's wits * collect up * collectible * collection * collector * recollect, recollection

    Etymology 2

    (Wikipedia) From (etyl) .

    Noun

  • (en noun) (sometimes capitalized)
  • (Christianity) 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 day's collect as the basis of his sermon.

    collecting

    Noun

  • A hobby including seeking, locating, acquiring, organizing, cataloging, displaying, storing, and maintaining whatever items are of interest to the individual collector.
  • * 2009 , Melissa A Hardy, ?Alan Bryman, Handbook of Data Analysis (page 568)
  • The task of data gathering is not a random walk, a sensual search, or the bemused collectings of a beachcomber.

    Verb

    (head)