collected

adjective col·lect·ed \ kə-ˈlek-təd \

Definition of collected

1 :gathered together
  • the collected works of Scott
2 :possessed of calmness and composure often through concentrated effort
3 of a horse's gait :performed slowly and restrainedly with the animal's center of gravity toward the hindquarters — compare extended

collectedly

adverb

collectedness

noun

Examples of collected in a Sentence

  1. the collected works of Shakespeare

  2. She seemed completely cool, calm, and collected during her speech.

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First Known Use of collected

circa 1548

Synonym Discussion of collected

cool, composed, collected, unruffled, imperturbable, nonchalant mean free from agitation or excitement. cool may imply calmness, deliberateness, or dispassionateness.
    • kept a cool head
composed implies freedom from agitation as a result of self-discipline or a sedate disposition.
    • the composed pianist gave a flawless concert
collected implies a concentration of mind that eliminates distractions especially in moments of crisis.
    • the nurse stayed calm and collected
unruffled suggests apparent serenity and poise in the face of setbacks or in the midst of excitement.
    • harried but unruffled
imperturbable implies coolness or assurance even under severe provocation.
    • the speaker remained imperturbable despite the heckling
nonchalant stresses an easy coolness of manner or casualness that suggests indifference or unconcern.
    • a nonchalant driver


COLLECTED Defined for English Language Learners

collected

adjective

Definition of collected for English Language Learners

  • : brought together in a group

  • : calm and in control of your emotions


COLLECTED Defined for Kids

collected

adjective col·lect·ed \ kə-ˈlek-təd \

Definition of collected for Students

:3calm 2


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