Definition of "collected" []

  • Self-possessed; composed. See Synonyms at cool. (adjective)
  • Brought or placed together from various sources: the collected poems of W.H. Auden. (adjective)
  • In full control of one's faculties; composed (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Assembled in totality or brought together into one volume or a set of volumes (adjective)
  • (of a horse or a horse's pace) controlled so that movement is in short restricted steps (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "collected" in a sentence
  • "All that is happening here is making sure that the sales taxes do get collected that are supposed to be collected - and that * are collected* when one does the purchase "in person" ..."
  • "Any "socio-economic" data collected is an un-necessary invasion of your privacy."
  • "Though she sent him a sharp nod, her expression collected, his words shattered her into a million cold, black pieces."