adjective col·lect·ed \kə-ˈlek-təd\

: brought together in a group

: calm and in control of your emotions

Full Definition of COLLECTED

:  gathered together <the collected works of Scott>
:  possessed of calmness and composure often through concentrated effort
of a horse's gait :  performed slowly and restrainedly with the animal's center of gravity toward the hindquarters — compare extended
col·lect·ed·ly adverb
col·lect·ed·ness noun

Examples of COLLECTED

  1. the collected works of Shakespeare
  2. She seemed completely cool, calm, and collected during her speech.

First Known Use of COLLECTED

circa 1548


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