[kuh-lek-tid] /kəˈlɛk tɪd/
having control of one’s faculties; self-possessed:
Despite all the turmoil around him, Bob remained calm and collected.
brought or placed together; forming an aggregation from various sources:
the money collected to build an orphanage; the collected essays of Thoreau.
verb (used with object)
to gather together; assemble:
The professor collected the students’ exams.
to accumulate; make a of:
to collect stamps.
to receive or compel payment of:
to collect a bill.
to regain control of (oneself or one’s thoughts, faculties, composure, or the like):
At the news of her promotion, she took a few minutes to collect herself.
to call for and take with one:
He drove off to collect his guests. They collected their mail.
Manège. to bring (a horse) into a attitude.
Archaic. to infer.
verb (used without object)
to gather together; assemble:
The students collected in the assembly hall.
Rain water collected in the barrel.
to receive payment (often followed by on):
He collected on the damage to his house.
to gather or bring together books, stamps, coins, etc., usually as a hobby:
He’s been collecting for years.
Manège. (of a horse) to come into a attitude.
requiring payment by the recipient:
a collect telephone call; a telegram sent collect.
in full control of one’s faculties; composed
assembled in totality or brought together into one volume or a set of volumes: the collected works of Dickens
(of a horse or a horse’s pace) controlled so that movement is in short restricted steps: a collected canter
to gather together or be gathered together
to accumulate (stamps, books, etc) as a hobby or for study
(transitive) to call for or receive payment of (taxes, dues, etc)
(transitive) to regain control of (oneself, one’s emotions, etc) as after a shock or surprise: he collected his wits
(transitive) to fetch; pick up: collect your own post, he collected the children after school
(slang) (intransitive) sometimes foll by on. to receive large sums of money, as from an investment: he really collected when the will was read
(transitive) (Austral & NZ, informal) to collide with; be hit by
collect on delivery, the US term for cash on delivery
(US) (of telephone calls) on a reverse-charge basis
(Austral, informal) a winning bet
(Christianity) a short Church prayer generally preceding the lesson or epistle in Communion and other services
early 15c. (transitive), from Old French collecter “to collect” (late 14c.), from Latin collectus, past participle of colligere “gather together,” from com- “together” (see com-) + legere “to gather” (see lecture (n.)). The intransitive sense is attested from 1794. Related: Collected; collecting. As an adjective meaning “paid by the recipient” it is attested from 1893, originally with reference to telegrams.
see: cool, calm, and collected
noun 1. a comprehensive edition of the writings of a particular author.
[kuh-lek-tuh-buh l] /kəˈlɛk tə bəl/ adjective 1. capable of being . noun 2. an object suitable for a , originally a work of fine art or an antique, now including also any of a wide variety of items as a hobby, for display, or as an investment whose value may appreciate. adj. also collectable, 1650s, […]
[kuh-lek-tuh-buh l] /kəˈlɛk tə bəl/ adjective 1. capable of being . noun 2. an object suitable for a , originally a work of fine art or an antique, now including also any of a wide variety of items as a hobby, for display, or as an investment whose value may appreciate. n. also collectables, “things […]
[kuh-lek-shuh n] /kəˈlɛk ʃən/ noun 1. the act of . 2. something that is ; a group of objects or an amount of material accumulated in one location, especially for some purpose or as a result of some process: a stamp collection; a collection of unclaimed hats in the checkroom; a collection of books on […]