- 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.
Origin of collected
1. See calm.
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Uncollected garbage sweltered in the streets, filled with potential for infection and disease.‘We’re at the Last Step’ Before a Humanitarian Crisis in Aleppo
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They have raised the cost of everything we require because the tradesman compels us to pay his uncollected accounts.'Charge It'
Spanish Papers and other Miscellanies, hitherto unpublished or uncollected.
Uncollected, un-kol-ek′ted, adj. not collected or gathered: absent in mind, not having one's thoughts collected.
- not having been called for, gathered, or collected
- 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
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Idioms and Phrases with uncollected
see cool, calm, and collected.
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