Frother vs Collector - What's the difference?

frother | collector |

As nouns the difference between frother and collector

is that frother is a machine that generates froth while collector is a person who or thing which collects, or which creates or manages a collection.

As a verb frother

is (dialectal) to comfort.



Etymology 1

From (etyl), alteration of frovre, .


(en verb)
  • (dialectal) To comfort.
  • (dialectal) To feed.
  • Etymology 2


    (en noun)
  • A machine that generates froth
  • * {{quote-news, 2009, January 14, Harold Mcgee, For a Tastier Wine, the Next Trick Involves ..., New York Times, url=
  • , passage=There is a battery-powered frother , and a small glass channel that adds turbulence and air bubbles as the wine flows through it from the bottle into the glass.}}


    Alternative forms

    * collectour (obsolete)


    (en noun)
  • A person who or thing which collects, or which creates or manages a collection.
  • He is an avid collector of nineteenth-century postage stamps.
    That old piano is just a big dust collector .
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=April 26 , author=Tasha Robinson , title=Film: Reviews: The Pirates! Band Of Misfits : , work=The Onion AV Club citation , page= , passage=Hungry for fame and the approval of rare-animal collector Queen Victoria (Imelda Staunton), Darwin deceives the Captain and his crew into believing they can get enough booty to win the pirate competition by entering Polly in a science fair. So the pirates journey to London in cheerful, blinkered defiance of the Queen, a hotheaded schemer whose royal crest reads simply “I hate pirates.” }}
  • A person who is employed to collect payments.
  • She works for the government as a tax collector .
  • * 1668 July 3rd, , “Thomas Rue contra'' Andrew Hou?toun” in ''The Deci?ions of the Lords of Council & Se??ion I (Edinburgh, 1683), page 547
  • Andrew Hou?toun'' and ''Adam Mu?het'', being Tack?men of the Excize, did Imploy ''Thomas Rue'' to be their Collector , and gave him a Sallary of 30. pound ''Sterling for a year.
  • (electronics) The amplified terminal on a bipolar junction transistor.
  • A compiler of books; one who collects scattered passages and puts them together in one book.
  • * Addison
  • Volumes without the collector's own reflections.
  • (historical) One holding a Bachelor of Arts in Oxford, formerly appointed to superintend some scholastic proceedings in Lent.
  • (Todd)
    (Webster 1913)

    Derived terms

    * stamp collector