|1.||the act or process of collecting|
|2.||a number of things collected or assembled together|
|3.||a selection of clothes, esp as presented by a particular designer for a specified season|
|4.||something gathered into a mass or pile; accumulation: a collection of rubbish|
|5.||a sum of money collected or solicited, as in church|
|6.||removal, esp regular removal of letters from a postbox|
|7.||(often plural) (at Oxford University) a college examination or an oral report by a tutor|
The Christians in Palestine, from various causes, suffered from poverty. Paul awakened an interest in them among the Gentile churches, and made pecuniary collections in their behalf (Acts 24:17; Rom. 15:25, 26; 1 Cor. 16:1-3; 2 Cor. 8:9; Gal. 2:10).