Origin of collective
Examples from the Web for collective
The speaker conjures up centuries of collective sagacity, aligning oneself with an eternal, inarguable good.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
We haven't had any real fan reaction yet, but our collective fingers are crossed.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The collective had threatened attacks on theaters if the movie was not pulled.
Please know she has a very special place in our collective hearts.
There was a collective gasp at both the four-letter word and the bitter sentiment it carried.How Richard Pryor Beat Bill Cosby and Transformed America|David Yaffe, Scott Saul|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In addition to the large number of collective books of poetry, Zunser has published his poems in: Jd.
The winter was of the description least favourable to collective boyish sports, as there was no snow and very little frost.Magnum Bonum|Charlotte M. Yonge
In the chapter on "Collective Behavior" which follows, materials will be presented to exhibit the group in action.Introduction to the Science of Sociology|Robert E. Park
But it was indirectly perhaps that his work contributed most effectively to the doctrine of the Progress of collective mankind.The Idea of Progress|J. B. Bury
It giggled till its collective sides must have ached; then it slowly and gaspingly subsided.The Madigans|Miriam Michelson
British Dictionary definitions for collective
- a cooperative enterprise or unit, such as a collective farm
- the members of such a cooperative
Word Origin and History for collective
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.