un-collected

collected

[kuh-lek-tid]
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.
a.
(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 ).
b.
(of a gait of such a horse) characterized by short, elevated strides. Compare extended ( def 8b ).

Origin:
1600–10; collect1 + -ed2

collectedly, adverb
collectedness, noun
uncollected, adjective
well-collected, adjective


1. See calm.
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collected (kəˈlɛktɪd)
 
adj
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
 
col'lectedly
 
adv
 
col'lectedness
 
n

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collect
1573 (trans.), from O.Fr. collecter (1371), from L. collectus, pp. of colligere "gather together," from com- "together" + legere "to gather." The intrans. sense is attested from 1794. As an adj. meaning "paid by the recipient" it is attested from 1893, originally with ref. to telegrams.
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