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1the action or process of collecting someone or something:the collection of maple sap tax collection a regular removal of mail for dispatch or of trash for disposal. an instance of collecting money in a church service or for a charitable cause:when she died, they took up a collection for her burial a sum of money raised by a charity collection. 2a group of things or people:a rambling collection of houses an assembly of items such as works of art, pieces of writing, or natural objects, especially one systematically ordered:paintings from the permanent collection a record collection
) an art museum’s holdings organized by medium, such as sculpture, painting, or photography.
a book or recording containing various texts, poems, songs, etc.:a collection of essays a range of new clothes produced by a fashion house:a preview of their autumn collection