Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Self-possessed; composed. See Synonyms at cool.
  • adj. Brought or placed together from various sources: the collected poems of W.H. Auden.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Cool‐headed, emotionally stable, in focus.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of collect.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Gathered together.
  • adj. Self-possessed; calm; composed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having control of one's mental faculties; not disconcerted; firm; prepared; self-possessed; composed: as, to be quite collected in the midst of danger.
  • Synonyms Cool, Composed, etc. See calm.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. in full control of your faculties
  • adj. brought together in one place

Etymologies

collect +‎ -ed (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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" ...

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  • Any "socio-economic" data collected is an un-necessary invasion of your privacy.

    CNN Poll: Vast majority gives census thumbs up

  • Though she sent him a sharp nod, her expression collected, his words shattered her into a million cold, black pieces.

    Possess Me At Midnight

  • Public dissemination of the data collected is also an important part of accountability.

    Effective Racial Profiling Legislation

  • Since the water table is too deep to enable a well, water is mostly collected from the roof, into several buried barrels.

    Boing Boing

  • Author, furniture designer and hand tool enthusiast Tom Fidgen designed and built this side table using salvaged Ash collected from the shores of Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada.

    READER TIP: Salvaged Ash Wood Side Table by Tom Fidgen | Inhabitat

  • The tax/fee was collected from the individual — so does the state opting out keep or remove the individual benefit? what if the individual is traveling and is actually a resident of another state but uses a doctor in a non participating state? what if the individual paid the tax while in a participating state?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » 13 States File Suit Against Health Care Reform

  • Scene 6: More Winona Ryder, who must be steamed that a third of these scenes collected from the cutting-room floor feature her.

    'Star Trek' DVD: Prepare for a deleted-scene geek-out | EW.com

  • Obama collected from the very same pharmaceutical and oil companies that he criticized his opponents for accepting money from.

    Goldman a top Obama donor

  • "Well, I've collected from the TRANSCONTINENTAL," he said in an effort to shift the conversation to a more comfortable subject.

    Chapter 34

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