Collective vs United - What's the difference?
As an adjective collective
is formed by gathering or collecting; gathered into a mass, sum, or body; congregated or aggregated; as, the collective body of a nation.
As a noun collective
is a farm owned by a collection of people.
As a proper noun united is
(chiefly|british) any of many football teams formed by the amalgamation of smaller ones.
Formed by gathering or collecting; gathered into a mass, sum, or body; congregated or aggregated; as, the collective body of a nation.
(obsolete) Deducing consequences; reasoning; inferring.
* Sir Thomas Browne
(grammar) Expressing a collection or aggregate of individuals, by a singular form; as, a collective name or noun, like assembly'', ''army'', ''jury , etc.
Tending to collect; forming a collection.
- critical and collective reason
Having plurality of origin or authority; as, in diplomacy, a note signed by the representatives of several governments is called a collective note.
- Local is his throne to fix a point, / A central point, collective of his sons.
A farm owned by a collection of people.
(especially, in communist countries) One of more farms managed and owned, through the state, by the community.
(grammar) A collective noun or name.
(by extension) A group dedicated to a particular cause or interest.
* 2005 , Zoya Kocur, Simon Leung, Theory in contemporary art since 1985 (page 76)
- There are, however, a number of contemporary artists and art collectives that have defined their practice precisely around the facilitation of dialogue among diverse communities.
* collective noun
* collective fruit (Botany), that which is formed from a mass of flowers, as the mulberry, pineapple, and the like; -- called also multiple fruit.
Joined into a single entity.
Involving the joint activity of multiple agents.