1. Gathered together.
2. Self-possessed; calm; composed.
Col·lect v. t. [imp. & p. p. Collected; p. pr. & vb. n. Collecting.]
1. To gather into one body or place; to assemble or bring together; to obtain by gathering.
A band of men
Collected choicely from each country. --Shak.
'Tis memory alone that enriches the mind, by preserving what our labor and industry daily collect. --Watts.
2. To demand and obtain payment of, as an account, or other indebtedness; as, to collect taxes.
3. To infer from observed facts; to conclude from premises. [Archaic.]
Which sequence, I conceive, is very ill collected. --Locke.
To collect one's self, to recover from surprise, embarrassment, or fear; to regain self-control.
Syn: -- To gather; assemble; congregate; muster; accumulate; garner; aggregate; amass; infer; deduce.
adj 1: brought together in one place; "the collected works of
Milton"; "the gathered folds of the skirt" [syn: gathered]
[ant: uncollected, uncollected]
2: brought together into a group or crowd; "the accumulated
letters in my office" [syn: accumulated, amassed, assembled,
3: in full control of your faculties; "the witness remained
collected throughout the cross-examination"; "perfectly
poised and sure of himself"; "more self-contained and more
dependable than many of the early frontiersmen"; "strong
and self-possessed in the face of trouble" [syn: equanimous,
poised, self-collected, self-contained, self-possessed]