- is the normal U.S. spelling, but collectable is an accepted alternative.
Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors. 2013.
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collectible — col‧lect‧i‧ble [kəˈlektbl] noun [countable] a valuable object bought as an investment: • diamonds, stamps, and other collectibles * * * collectible UK US (also collectable) /kəˈlektəbl/ noun [C, usually plural] ► an object that people collect… … Financial and business terms
Collectible — Col*lect i*ble, a. Capable of being collected. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
collectible — (adj.) also collectable, 1650s, that may be collected, from COLLECT (Cf. collect) + ABLE (Cf. able). Meaning sought after by collectors of relics, souveniers, etc. is recorded from 1888 … Etymology dictionary
collectible — or collectable [kə lek′tə bəl] adj. 1. that can be collected 2. suitable or desirable for collecting, as by a hobbyist n. any of a class of old things, but not antiques, that people collect as a hobby, specif. a thing of no great intrinsic value … English World dictionary
collectible — 1. adjective a) Worthy or suitable for collecting on historical/financial grounds, or for meeting a personal aesthetic: collectible stamps, collectible china, collectible Beatles memorabilia b) Rightfully subject to payment: a collectible bill 2 … Wiktionary
collectible — col|lect|i|ble1 [ kə lektəbl ] noun count an object that is valuable because people want to own it collectible col|lect|i|ble 2 [ kə lektəbl ] adjective 1. ) valuable because people want to own it: Some of his pictures are quite collectible now.… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
collectible — non·collectible; collectible; un·collectible; … English syllables
Collectible — An item that is worth far more than it appears because of its rarity and/or demand. Common categories of collectibles include antiques, toys, coins, comic books and stamps. Items that have been mass produced, and thus are not rare, are often… … Investment dictionary
collectible — I. adjective or collectable Date: 1660 1. suitable for being collected 2. due for present payment ; payable • collectibility or collectability noun II. noun or … New Collegiate Dictionary
collectible — collectable, collectible Fowler (1926) said that the first is better, and this is still true. See able, ible … Modern English usage
collectible — /keuh lek teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being collected. n. 2. 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… … Universalium