from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To recall to mind. See Synonyms at remember.
- intransitive v. To remember something; have a recollection.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To recall; to collect one's thoughts again, especially about past events.
- v. To collect (things) together again.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To recover or recall the knowledge of; to bring back to the mind or memory; to remember.
- transitive v. Reflexively, to compose one's self; to recover self-command; ; -- sometimes, formerly, in the perfect participle.
- n. A friar of the Strict Observance, -- an order of Franciscans.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To collect or gather again; collect what has been scattered: often written distinctively re-collect: as, to re-collect routed troops.
- To summon back, as scattered ideas; reduce to order; gather together.
- To recover (one's self); collect (one's self): used reflexively in the past participle.
- To gather; collect.
- To come together again; reunite.
- To recover or recall knowledge of; bring back to the mind or memory; remember.
- Synonyms To call up, call to mind. See remember and memory.
- n. Same as Recollet.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection
Medieval Latin recolligere, recollēct-, from Latin, to gather up : re-, re- + colligere, to collect; see collect1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin recollectus ("remembered, composed"), from Latin recolligo ("gather again, recover") (Wiktionary)
re- + collect (Wiktionary)