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[kuh-lek-tuh-buh l] /kəˈlɛk tə bəl/
capable of being collected.
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.
Also, collectable.
Origin of collectible
1640-50; collect1 + -ible
Related forms
noncollectable, adjective
noncollectible, adjective
precollectable, adjective
precollectible, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for collectible
  • Pulp art's scarcity, of course, is part of what makes it so collectible today.
  • Many of these have become collectible and many have been forgotten.
  • These collectible crafting materials will be scattered throughout monster innards and tree branches all across the game's world.
  • Designed by an in-house team, thousands of them got pinched and it became a collectible item.
  • Use any underpayment to recover any collectible overpayment or penalty for which recovery has not been waived.
  • Even if you learn that a stock has no actual value, the certificate itself may have value as a collectible.
  • Cancellation stamps, which complement the collectible stamp sheets, can be found at national parks and monuments.
British Dictionary definitions for collectible


(of antiques, objets d'art, etc) of interest to a collector
any object regarded as being of interest to a collector
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Word Origin and History for collectible

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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