What does the word collection mean?

Usage examples for collection

  1. And she turned to a chair where, one on the other, tray after tray, was piled his whole collection of rings. – His Family by Ernest Poole
  2. The general assembly was a collection of diplomatic envoys, bound by instructions from independent states. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  3. They were a sober collection. – The Thing from the Lake by Eleanor M. Ingram