What is the difference between Mayor and Collector?

The difference between mayor and collector

is that "mayor" is the leader of a city, or a municipality, sometimes just a figurehead and sometimes a powerful position. In some countries, the mayor is elected by the citizens or by the city council and "collector" is a person who or thing that collects, or which creates or manages a collection.

mayor

collector

Noun

  • The leader of a city, or a municipality, sometimes just a figurehead and sometimes a powerful position. In some countries, the mayor is elected by the citizens or by the city council.
  • (historical) The steward of some royal courts, particularly in early Medieval France

Synonyms

  • (female, when distinguished): mayoress
  • (head of a town): burgomaster, boroughmaster (historical, of boroughs); provost (of Scottish burghs & historical French bourgs); Lord Provost (of certain Scottish burghs); praetor (archaic)
  • (royal officer): seneschal, steward

Hyponyms

  • mayor, lord mayor, Lord Mayor (male mayor)
  • mayoress, lady mayor, Lady Mayor (female mayor)

Exemple

  • The Libertarian mayor of Big Water, Utah, recently slashed property taxes in half and even repealed his own salary!
  • To assist him in his task Paul was joined by Ron Adams, who had been a three-term Libertarian mayor in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Noun

  • A person who or thing that collects, or which creates or manages a collection.
  • A person who is employed to collect payments.
  • (electronics) The amplified terminal on a bipolar junction transistor.
  • A compiler of books; one who collects scattered passages and puts them together in one book.
  • (historical) One holding a Bachelor of Arts in Oxford, formerly appointed to superintend some scholastic proceedings in Lent.
  • A major sewer which collects sewerage from a number of smaller branch sewers
  • A mafioso whose task is to collect protection money from small businesses

Related terms

  • collect
  • collection

Examples

  • He is an avid collector of nineteenth-century postage stamps.
  • That old piano is just a big dust collector.
  • Hungry for fame and the approval of rare-animal collector Queen Victoria , Darwin deceives the Captain and his crew into believing they can get enough booty to win the pirate competition by entering Polly in a science fair. So the pirates journey to London in cheerful, blinkered defiance of the Queen, a hotheaded schemer whose royal crest reads simply “I hate pirates."
  • She works for the government as a tax collector.
  • Andrew Houſtoun and Adam Muſhet, being Tackſmen of the Excize, did Imploy Thomas Rue to be their Collector, and gave him a Sallary of 30. pound Sterling for a year.
  • Volumes […] without any of tthe collector’s own reflections.