Definition for collected (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of collect1
Examples from the Web for collected
While panning for gold, he made himself a large hat from the hides he had collected on his trip.
Their money, often collected for many years, helps keep the system afloat and benefits flowing to aging baby boomers.
That data (collected in 2012 and 2013) is obsolete: Jesse Logan confirms both areas are “now showing significant mortality.”
So far, in both online and physical cards, they say they have collected 1,199,169 total commitments.
As of Oct. 17, over a month after the plans were set, the UN has only collected 38 percent of its goal.Why New York’s Ebola Case Will Hurt Infected Patients Everywhere|Abby Haglage|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When fluid has collected in the lower part of the chest cavity the sound will also be dull on percussion.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture
Thus also with the shaping of character, and thus was Mr. Marrapit, collected in minor affairs, mighty in this crisis.Once Aboard The Lugger|Arthur Stuart-Menteth Hutchinson
A number of Hungarians collected about a number of bodies at Cambria which had been washed up, and began rifling the trunks.History of the Johnstown Flood|Willis Fletcher Johnson
Here I collected about eight hundred dollars in coffee, which was due from my last voyage.Journal of Voyages|Jacob Dunham
Sunday June 15th 1806 Collected our horses early with the intention of makeing an early Start.The Journals of Lewis and Clark|Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
British Dictionary definitions for collected (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for collected (2 of 3)
Word Origin for collect
British Dictionary definitions for collected (3 of 3)
Word Origin for collect
Word Origin and History for collected
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.
Idioms and Phrases with collected
see cool, calm, and collected.