collector collector  /kə ˈlɛk tər/


  1. (n) a person who collects things
  2. (n) a person who is employed to collect payments (as for rent or taxes)
  3. (n) a crater that has collected cosmic material hitting the earth
  4. (n) the electrode in a transistor through which a primary flow of carriers leaves the region between the electrodes



  1. Former Pa. tax collector sentenced for theft

    A former tax collector in a small eastern Pennsylvania borough has been sentenced to three years of probation for stealing $19,000 in public money.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WTRF Wheeling

  2. Mohnton tax collector sentenced for stealing money

    A former Mohnton tax collector is serving three years of probation for stealing $19,000 from the borough's tax revenue bank account.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reading Eagle

  3. Roslindale debt collector arraigned on child porn charges

    A debt collector from Roslindale is facing child pornography charges after police executed a search warrant at his home yesterday. Joel Van Iderstine, 37, was ordered held on $5,000 cash bail after his arraignment today in West Roxbury Municipal Court. Boston police computer forensics investigators received scores of tips that an IP address traced to Van Iderstine had uploaded a video depicting ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Boston Herald


  1. "A simple knock on the glass might have determined if the collector was, in fact, asleep, or whether he was unconscious as a result of some medical problem. The reports that passengers were laughing at him as they passed by the booth makes this even...
    on Jan 22, 2010 By: Bob Kinnear Source: Toronto Sun

  2. "As a collector I view myself as a caretaker of works of art, rather than simply an owner," said Ulrich. "I've been fortunate enough to have shared 10 great years with this truly iconic painting by Basquiat and it's time to put it back into...
    on Oct 10, 2008 By: Lars Ulrich Source: Reuters

  3. "I am a big collector," said Koch, whose wine cellar holds 35,000 bottles. "I don't want people to think they can throw fakes at me. No one likes to be cheated."
    on Mar 6, 2007 By: Bill Koch Source: Newsday

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