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Meaning of complete by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Middle English compleet ( “full, complete” ), from Old French complet or Latin completus, past participle of complere ( “to fill up, fill full, fulfil, complete” ), from com- + *plere ( “to fill” ), akin to full: see full and plenty and compare deplete, replete. Compare also complement, compliment .

    Alternative forms


    • IPA: /kəmˈpliːt/
    • Rhymes: -iːt

    Usage notes




    complete ( comparative completer or more complete, superlative completest or most complete )

    1. With all parts included; with nothing missing; full .
      My life will be complete once I buy this new television .
      She offered me complete control of the project .
      After she found the rook, the chess set was complete .
    2. Finished; ended; concluded; completed .
      When your homework is complete, you can go and play with Martin .
    3. Generic intensifier .
      He is a complete bastard!
      It was a complete shock when he turned up on my doorstep .
      Our vacation was a complete disaster .
    4. ( analysis, of a metric space ) in which every Cauchy sequence converges .
    5. ( algebra, of a lattice ) in which every set with a lower bound has a greatest lower bound .
    6. ( logic, of a proof system of a formal system ) with respect to a given semantics, that any well-formed formula which is ( semantically ) valid must also be provable.[1]



    External links

    • complete in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • complete in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

    See also

    1. ^ Sainsbury, Mark [2001] Logical Forms : An Introduction to Philosophical Logic. Blackwell Publishing, Hong Kong ( 2010 ), p. 358 .


Explanation of complete by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements

    2. A child would complete the family
    3. come or bring to a finish or an end

    4. She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree
    5. write all the required information onto a form

    6. complete a pass

    7. complete or carry out

    1. having every necessary or normal part or component or step

    2. a complete meal
      a complete wardrobe
      a complete set of the Britannica
      a complete set of china
      a complete defeat
      a complete accounting
    3. having come or been brought to a conclusion

    4. the harvesting was complete
    5. without qualification

    6. a complete coward
    7. perfect and complete in every respect

    8. a complete gentleman
    9. highly skilled

    10. a complete musician

    Definition of complete by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Complete ( kŏmplēt ), a. [L. completus, p. p. of complere to fill up; com- + plere to fill. See Full, a., and cf. Comply, Compline.]
      1. Filled up; with no part or element lacking; free from deficiency; entire; perfect; consummate. “Complete perfections.” Milton.

      Ye are complete in him. Col. ii. 10.

      That thou, dead corse, again in complete steel

      Revisit'st thus the glimpses of the moon. Shak.

      2. Finished; ended; concluded; completed; as, “the edifice is complete”.

      This course of vanity almost complete. Prior.

      3. ( Bot. ) Having all the parts or organs which belong to it or to the typical form; having calyx, corolla, stamens, and pistil.

      Syn. -- See Whole.

    2. Complete, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Completed; p. pr. & vb. n. Completing.] To bring to a state in which there is no deficiency; to perfect; to consummate; to accomplish; to fulfill; to finish; as, “to complete a task, or a poem; to complete a course of education”.

      Bred only and completed to the taste

      Of lustful appetence. Milton.

      And, to complete her bliss, a fool for mate. Pope.

      Syn. -- To perform; execute; terminate; conclude; finish; end; fill up; achieve; realize; effect; consummate; accomplish; effectuate; fulfill; bring to pass.