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"
brought together in one place; "the collected works of Milton"; "the gathered folds of the skirt"
assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together"
get or bring together; "accumulate evidence"
call for and obtain payment of; "we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts"; "he collected the rent"
get or gather together; "I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife"; "She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis"; "She rolled up a small fortune"
gather or collect; "You can get the results on Monday"; "She picked up the children at the day care center"; "They pick up our trash twice a week"
not easily irritated; "an equable temper"; "not everyone shared his placid temperament"; "remained placid despite the repeated delays"
(of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves;
cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to; "The patient must be sedated before the operation"
characterized by dignity and propriety
dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises; "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn promise"; "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence"
completely clear and fine; "serene skies and a bright blue sea"
not agitated; without losing self-possession; "spoke in a calm voice"; "remained calm throughout the uproar"; "he remained serene in the midst of turbulence"; "a serene expression on her face"; "she became more tranquil"; "tranquil life in the country"