Holes in the ceiling let in the rain, which has collected in stagnant pools in the corners of classrooms.
But other evidence has been collected that adds potentially damning details, including the testimony of the receptionist.
In addition, the government has collected $15.31 billion in dividends and reaped $9.28 billion for selling warrants in the banks.
When the NSA intercepts and records a communication, it has “collected” or “acquired” it.
Usually the leaf buds, or scion, are collected while the fruit tree is dormant in the winter.
All these trials he has been spared; he has collected with kid gloves.
And at every one of these dens, what a crowd of victims were collected!
The calm, collected voice of the old dealer sounded cruel to them.
It took some time before the whole of the party were collected on the beach.
I've gathered them around me, collected them from every age and period.
early 15c. (transitive), from Old French collecter "to collect" (late 14c.), from Latin collectus, past participle of colligere "gather together," from com- "together" (see com-) + legere "to gather" (see lecture (n.)). The intransitive sense is attested from 1794. Related: Collected; collecting. As an adjective meaning "paid by the recipient" it is attested from 1893, originally with reference to telegrams.