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Adjective: collected  ku'lek-tid
  1. Brought together in one place
    "the collected works of Milton";
    - gathered
  2. In full control of your faculties
    "the witness remained collected throughout the cross-examination";
    - equanimous, poised, self-collected, self-contained, self-possessed
Verb: collect  ku'lekt
  1. Get or gather together (a large number of something)
    "She collected a small fortune";
    - roll up, accumulate, pile up, amass, compile, hoard
  2. Call for and obtain payment of
    "we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts"; "he collected the rent";
    - take in
  3. Assemble or get together
    "collect some stones";
    - gather, garner, pull together
  4. Get or bring together
    - pull in
  5. Go to meet, esp. to then take somewhere in a vehicle
    "She collected the children at the day care centre";
    - pick up, gather up, call for

See also: composed

Type of: acquire, get, hive away, lay in, put in, salt away, stack away, stash away, store, take

Antonym: ungathered

Encyclopedia: Collected