- formed by collection.
- forming a whole; combined: the collective assets of a corporation and its subsidiaries.
- of or characteristic of a group of individuals taken together: the collective wishes of the membership.
- organized according to the principles of collectivism: a collective farm.
- collective noun.
- a collective body; aggregate.
- a business, farm, etc., jointly owned and operated by the members of a group.
- a unit of organization or the organization in a collectivist system.
Origin of collective
Examples from the Web for collectively
For all the vulgar jokes we collectively enjoy, there's a cultural disconnect between sexual humor and actual eroticism.Inside the Greatest Porn Parody Factory: From ‘Game of Bones’ to ‘The Humper Games’
November 28, 2014
But high-ranking Democrats collectively need to perform the following exercise.How Can Dems Be Losing to These Idiots?
October 29, 2014
There are 17 processes herein, which collectively take four years for a craftsman to master.Behind the Wheel of the Bespoke Bentley
October 27, 2014
And yet, collectively our culture is still repressed when it comes to the subject of sex.Christian Right-Wingers Love Porn: New Studies Suggest the Bible Belt Has A Kinky Side
October 11, 2014
So, it was in the air worldwide, but these four Austrian artists were the most collectively extreme.The Life and Art of Radical Provocateur—and Commune Leader—Otto Muehl
September 22, 2014
The human race, collectively, exclusive of the anthropoid poets.The Devil's Dictionary
"This is the famous Hughes Junior," said David, introducing him to them collectively.Miss Pat at School
Nor are his own feet his only consideration; his dogs' feet are, collectively, as important as his own.Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled
Therefore, it is of no value to say we were collectively hypnotized.The Shadow World
We call them collectively the Tricolor, and Anne Denham is the governess.A Coin of Edward VII
- formed or assembled by collection
- forming a whole or aggregate
- of, done by, or characteristic of individuals acting in cooperation
- a cooperative enterprise or unit, such as a collective farm
- the members of such a cooperative
- short for collective noun
Word Origin and History for collectively
early 15c., from Middle French collectif, from Latin collectivus, from collectus (see collect). As a noun, short for collective farm (in the USSR) it dates from 1925. collective farm first attested 1919 in translations of Lenin. Collective bargaining coined 1891 by Beatrice Webb; defined in U.S. 1935 by the Wagner Act. Collective noun is recorded from 1510s; collective security first attested 1934 in speech by Winston Churchill.