collectible

or col·lect·a·ble

[ kuh-lek-tuh-buh l ]
/ kəˈlɛk tə bəl /
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adjective

capable of being collected.

noun

an object suitable for a collection, originally a work of fine art or an antique, now including also any of a wide variety of items collected as a hobby, for display, or as an investment whose value may appreciate.

Nearby words

  1. collectable,
  2. collectanea,
  3. collected,
  4. collected edition,
  5. collectedly,
  6. collectibles,
  7. collecting,
  8. collecting tubule,
  9. collection,
  10. collection agency

Origin of collectible

First recorded in 1640–50; collect1 + -ible

Related formsnon·col·lect·a·ble, adjectivenon·col·lect·i·ble, adjectivepre·col·lect·a·ble, adjectivepre·col·lect·i·ble, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for collectable

collectable

collectible

/ (kəˈlɛktəbəl) /

adjective

(of antiques, objets d'art, etc) of interest to a collector

noun

any object regarded as being of interest to a collector
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Word Origin and History for collectable

collectible

adj.

also collectable, 1650s, "that may be collected," from collect + -ible. Meaning "sought-after by collectors of relics, souveniers, etc." is recorded from 1888.

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