collected

[ kuh-lek-tid ]
/ kəˈlɛk tɪd /

adjective

having control of one's faculties; self-possessed: Despite all the turmoil around him, Bob remained calm and collected.
brought or placed together; forming an aggregation from various sources: the money collected to build an orphanage; the collected essays of Thoreau.
Manège.
  1. (of a moving horse) noting a compact pose in which the legs are well under the body, the head is arched at the poll, the jaw is relaxed, etc.Compare extended(def 8a).
  2. (of a gait of such a horse) characterized by short, elevated strides.Compare extended(def 8b).

Origin of collected

First recorded in 1600–10; collect1 + -ed2
Related formscol·lect·ed·ly, adverbcol·lect·ed·ness, nounun·col·lect·ed, adjectivewell-col·lect·ed, adjective

Synonym study

1. See calm.

Definition for collected (2 of 2)

collect

1
[ kuh-lekt ]
/ kəˈlɛkt /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

adjective, adverb

requiring payment by the recipient: a collect telephone call; a telegram sent collect.

Origin of collect

1
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin collēctus (past participle of colligere to collect), equivalent to col- col-1 + leg- (stem of legere to gather) + -tus past participle suffix

Synonym study

1. See gather.
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British Dictionary definitions for collected (1 of 3)

collected

/ (kəˈlɛktɪd) /

adjective

in full control of one's faculties; composed
assembled in totality or brought together into one volume or a set of volumesthe collected works of Dickens
(of a horse or a horse's pace) controlled so that movement is in short restricted stepsa collected canter
Derived Formscollectedly, adverbcollectedness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for collected (2 of 3)

collect

1
/ (kəˈlɛkt) /

verb

adverb, adjective

US (of telephone calls) on a reverse-charge basis

noun

Australian informal a winning bet

Word Origin for collect

C16: from Latin collēctus collected, from colligere to gather together, from com- together + legere to gather

British Dictionary definitions for collected (3 of 3)

collect

2
/ (ˈkɒlɛkt) /

noun

Christianity a short Church prayer generally preceding the lesson or epistle in Communion and other services

Word Origin for collect

C13: from Medieval Latin collecta (from the phrase ōrātiō ad collēctam prayer at the (people's) assembly), from Latin colligere to collect 1
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Word Origin and History for collected

collect


v.

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.

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Idioms and Phrases with collected

collected


see cool, calm, and collected.

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