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Meaning of collected by Wiktionary Dictionary




    1. Simple past tense and past participle of collect.


    collected ( comparative more collected, superlative most collected )

    1. Cool-headed, emotionally stable, in focus .
      He stayed collected throughout the ordeal .


Explanation of collected by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. in full control of your faculties

    2. the witness remained collected throughout the cross-examination
    3. brought together in one place

    4. the collected works of Milton

    Definition of collected by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Collect ( kŏllĕkt ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Collected; p. pr. & vb. n. Collecting.] [L. collecrus, p. p. of collerige to bind together; col- + legere to gather: cf. OF. collecter. See Legend, and cf. Coil, v. t., Cull, v. t.]
      1. To gather into one body or place; to assemble or bring together; to obtain by gathering.

      A band of men

      Collected choicely from each country. Shak.

      'Tis memory alone that enriches the mind, by preserving what our labor and industry daily collect. Watts.

      2. To demand and obtain payment of, as an account, or other indebtedness; as, “to collect taxes”.

      3. To infer from observed facts; to conclude from premises. [Archaic.] Shak.

      Which sequence, I conceive, is very ill collected. Locke.

      To collect one's self, to recover from surprise, embarrassment, or fear; to regain self-control.

      Syn. -- To gather; assemble; congregate; muster; accumulate; garner; aggregate; amass; infer; deduce.

    2. Collected a.
      1. Gathered together.

      2. Self-possessed; calm; composed.