What does the word collect mean?

Usage examples for collect

  1. Try and collect yourself; this has surprised and upset you," he said, sharply. – Only One Love, or Who Was the Heir by Charles Garvice
  2. As fast as he could collect a few rags and sticks, the police would be after them. – The Promised Land by Mary Antin
  3. Aby, indeed, had said that his father had gone down to collect money that was due to him; but then Fanny did not believe all that Aby said. – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope