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

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Other Words from collected

collectedly adverb
collectedness noun

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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

Examples of collected in a Sentence

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

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The Travelers Championship sends 100-percent of collected donations to the participating charities. Courant Community, "Community News For The Vernon Edition," 19 June 2018 The Travelers Championship sends 100-percent of collected donations to the participating charities. Courant Community, "Community News For The Vernon Edition," 19 June 2018 The Travelers Championship sends 100-percent of collected donations to the participating charities. Courant Community, "Community News For The Vernon Edition," 19 June 2018 Hartman sent a collected dust sample to Thomas Cahill, an Arizona State University science professor, to analyze. Lily Altavena, azcentral, "Controversy in the air as Mesa homeowners decry neighboring asphalt plant’s odors," 11 July 2018 The Travelers Championship sends 100-percent of collected donations to the participating charities. Courant Community, "Community News For The Vernon Edition," 19 June 2018 The Travelers Championship sends 100-percent of collected donations to the participating charities. Courant Community, "Community News For The Vernon Edition," 19 June 2018 Its first collected specimen is in St. Petersburg, Russia, writes Ritter. Leah Garchik, SFChronicle.com, "Does Patti LuPone forgive Andrew Lloyd Webber?," 18 June 2018 On the sun-drenched Florida morning during the Miami Open when photographer Maciek Kobielski (left) met Roger Federer, the legendary tennis player was calm and collected. Sara Morosi, WSJ, "WSJ. Magazine Contributors: June/July 2018," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of collected

circa 1548, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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collected

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of collected

: brought together in a group

: calm and in control of your emotions

collected

adjective
col·lect·ed | \kə-ˈlek-təd \

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