collect

Pronunciations

collect (cuh-LEKT) listen

Definitions

  • v. Gather funds or fundraise for an institution.

Example Sentences

  • He's collecting for the Mirrer Yeshivah.

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish
  • English

Etymology

  • Likely from Yiddish קלייבן געלט 'to collect/gather money"

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa

      Dictionaries

      • None

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