- collecting tubule,
- collection agency,
- collection box,
- collection plate,
- collective agreement,
- collective bargaining,
- collective behavior,
- collective farm,
- collective fruit
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
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.