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collected

[kuh-lek-tid] /kəˈlɛk tɪd/
adjective
1.
having control of one's faculties; self-possessed:
Despite all the turmoil around him, Bob remained calm and collected.
2.
brought or placed together; forming an aggregation from various sources:
the money collected to build an orphanage; the collected essays of Thoreau.
3.
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
1600-1610
1600-10; collect1 + -ed2
Related forms
collectedly, adverb
collectedness, noun
uncollected, adjective
well-collected, adjective
Synonyms
1. See calm.

collect1

[kuh-lekt] /kəˈlɛkt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to gather together; assemble:
The professor collected the students' exams.
2.
to accumulate; make a collection of:
to collect stamps.
3.
to receive or compel payment of:
to collect a bill.
4.
to regain control of (oneself or one's thoughts, faculties, composure, or the like):
At the news of her promotion, she took a few minutes to collect herself.
5.
to call for and take with one:
He drove off to collect his guests. They collected their mail.
6.
Manège. to bring (a horse) into a collected attitude.
7.
Archaic. to infer.
verb (used without object)
8.
to gather together; assemble:
The students collected in the assembly hall.
9.
to accumulate:
Rain water collected in the barrel.
10.
to receive payment (often followed by on):
He collected on the damage to his house.
11.
to gather or bring together books, stamps, coins, etc., usually as a hobby:
He's been collecting for years.
12.
Manège. (of a horse) to come into a collected attitude.
adjective, adverb
13.
requiring payment by the recipient:
a collect telephone call; a telegram sent collect.
Origin
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
Synonyms
1. See gather. 1, 2. amass, aggregate. 4. compose, calm.
Antonyms
1. broadcast. 2. distribute.
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British Dictionary definitions for collected

collected

/kəˈlɛktɪd/
adjective
1.
in full control of one's faculties; composed
2.
assembled in totality or brought together into one volume or a set of volumes: the collected works of Dickens
3.
(of a horse or a horse's pace) controlled so that movement is in short restricted steps: a collected canter
Derived Forms
collectedly, adverb
collectedness, noun

collect1

/kəˈlɛkt/
verb
1.
to gather together or be gathered together
2.
to accumulate (stamps, books, etc) as a hobby or for study
3.
(transitive) to call for or receive payment of (taxes, dues, etc)
4.
(transitive) to regain control of (oneself, one's emotions, etc) as after a shock or surprise: he collected his wits
5.
(transitive) to fetch; pick up: collect your own post, he collected the children after school
6.
(slang) (intransitive) sometimes foll by on. to receive large sums of money, as from an investment: he really collected when the will was read
7.
(transitive) (Austral & NZ, informal) to collide with; be hit by
8.
collect on delivery, the US term for cash on delivery
adverb, adjective
9.
(US) (of telephone calls) on a reverse-charge basis
noun
10.
(Austral, informal) a winning bet
Word Origin
C16: from Latin collēctus collected, from colligere to gather together, from com- together + legere to gather

collect2

/ˈkɒlɛkt/
noun
1.
(Christianity) a short Church prayer generally preceding the lesson or epistle in Communion and other services
Word Origin
C13: from Medieval Latin collecta (from the phrase ōrātiō ad collēctam prayer at the (people's) assembly), from Latin colligere to collect1
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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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