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1‘police found a collection of stolen items’
hoard, pile, heap, stack, gathering, stock, store, stockpile
accumulation, mass, build-up, reserve, supply, bank, pool, fund, mine, reservoir
conglomeration, cumulation, accrual, aggregation, accretion, agglomerate, agglomeration
2‘a motley collection of shoppers, festival-goers, and trainspotters’
group, crowd, body, company, troupe, assembly, assemblage, gathering, throng
knot, cluster, huddle, multitude, bevy, party, number, band, horde, pack, drove, flock, swarm, stream, mob
informal gang, load, crew, gaggle
3‘her collection of Victorian dolls’
set, series, array, assortment
4‘a collection of short stories’
anthology, selection, compendium, treasury, compilation, miscellany, miscellanea, pot-pourri
rare analects, collectanea, ana, florilegium, spicilege
5‘a collection for the poor’
donations, contributions, gifts, alms
6‘a church collection’
offering, offertory, tithe
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