collected: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ku-lek'tid), [key]
— adj.
  1. having control of one's faculties; self-possessed: Despite all the turmoil around him, Bob remained calm and collected.
  2. brought or placed together; forming an aggregation from various sources: the money collected to build an orphanage; the collected essays of Thoreau.
    1. (of a moving horse) noting a compact pose in which the legs are well under the body, the head is arched at the poll, the jaw is relaxed, etc. Cf. extended (def. 8a).
    2. (of a gait of such a horse) characterized by short, elevated strides. Cf. extended (def. 8b).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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