Definitions of complete

  1. highly skilled; " an accomplished pianist"; " a complete musician"
  2. having every necessary or normal part or component or step; " a complete meal"; " a complete wardrobe"; " a complete set pf the Britannica"; " a complete set of china"; " a complete defeat"; " a complete accounting"
  3. ( botany) having all four whorls or principal parts-- sepals and petals and stamens and carpels ( or pistils); " complete flowers"
  4. perfect and complete in every respect; having all necessary qualities; " a complete gentleman"; " consummate happiness"; " a consummate performance"
  5. come or bring to a finish or an end; " He finished the dishes"; " She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree"; " The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours"
  6. bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements; " A child would complete the family"
  7. write all the required information onto a form; " fill out this questionnaire, please!"; " make out a form"
  8. completely
  9. complete a pass
  10. having all four whorls or principal parts-- sepals and petals and stamens and carpels ( or pistils); " complete flowers"
  11. Filled up; with no part or element lacking; free from deficiency; entire; perfect; consummate.
  12. Finished; ended; concluded; completed; as, the edifice is complete.
  13. Having all the parts or organs which belong to it or to the typical form; having calyx, corolla, stamens, and pistil.
  14. 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.
  15. Lacking nothing; entire; perfect; full; finished.
  16. To make whole or perfect; fulfil; finish.
  17. Completeness.
  18. To fill up, finish, or perfect: to accomplish.
  19. Free from deficiency; perfect; entire; finished.
  20. To fill up; perfect; finish.
  21. To make complete; accomplish; finish; fulfil.
  22. Perfect; entire; absolute; finished.
  23. To finish; to perfect; to accomplish.

Usage examples for complete

  1. Has our attempt been a complete failure? – In the Shadow of Death by P. H. Kritzinger and R. D. McDonald
  2. To make your happiness complete I can only offer you your father's honor. – Eugenie Grandet by Honore de Balzac
  3. It was not necessary for her to complete the sentence so humbly begun. – A Fool and His Money by George Barr McCutcheon
  4. And his success is never complete. – The Poet's Poet by Elizabeth Atkins
  5. Anyway, she soon showed me books, letters- from Lady Rose, from Dalrymple, Lord Lackington- the evidence was complete.... – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  6. Nor is this catalogue by any means complete. – The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada by Francis Parkman
  7. He sat, for a while, in complete silence. – The Second Deluge by Garrett P. Serviss
  8. There is something very fine in the complete surrender of your Church. – The Loom of Youth by Alec Waugh
  9. The Amulet was there- little and complete in jane's hand, and there were the other children and the Psammead, and the learned gentleman. – The Story of the Amulet by E. Nesbit
  10. But, on the other hand, I should recover my life and make it complete. – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  11. And yet I confess that I'd like to give them a complete case when they come. – Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle