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Definitions of complete

  1. highly skilled; " an accomplished pianist"; " a complete musician"
  2. having come or been brought to a conclusion; " the harvesting was complete"; " the affair is over, ended, finished"; " the abruptly terminated interview"
  3. without qualification; used informally as ( often pejorative) intensifiers; " an arrant fool"; " a complete coward"; " a consummate fool"; " a double- dyed villain"; " gross negligence"; " a perfect idiot"; " pure folly"; " what a sodding mess"; " stark staring mad"; " a thoroughgoing villain"; " utter nonsense"
  4. complete or carry out; " discharge one's duties"
  5. 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"
  6. ( botany) having all four whorls or principal parts-- sepals and petals and stamens and carpels ( or pistils); " complete flowers"
  7. perfect and complete in every respect; having all necessary qualities; " a complete gentleman"; " consummate happiness"; " a consummate performance"
  8. 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"
  9. bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements; " A child would complete the family"
  10. write all the required information onto a form; " fill out this questionnaire, please!"; " make out a form"
  11. completely
  12. complete a pass
  13. having all four whorls or principal parts-- sepals and petals and stamens and carpels ( or pistils); " complete flowers"
  14. Filled up; with no part or element lacking; free from deficiency; entire; perfect; consummate.
  15. Finished; ended; concluded; completed; as, the edifice is complete.
  16. Having all the parts or organs which belong to it or to the typical form; having calyx, corolla, stamens, and pistil.
  17. 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.
  18. Lacking nothing; entire; perfect; full; finished.
  19. To make whole or perfect; fulfil; finish.
  20. Completeness.
  21. To fill up, finish, or perfect: to accomplish.
  22. Filled us: free from deficiency: perfect: finished.
  23. Free from deficiency; perfect; entire; finished.
  24. To fill up; perfect; finish.
  25. To make complete; accomplish; finish; fulfil.
  26. Perfect; entire; absolute; finished.
  27. To finish; to perfect; to accomplish.
  28. Without a flaw; perfect; not defective; finished; concluded.
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Usage examples for complete

  1. Lane looked at his wife for a long moment of complete silence. – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  2. The conclusion looks as impossible to me as it does to you; but I have complete confidence in Thorndyke. – The Mystery of 31 New Inn by R. Austin Freeman
  3. Our story is almost complete – Ted Marsh on an Important Mission by Elmer Sherwood
  4. 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
  5. Captain Murchison took Jack to an outfitter's in Fenchurch Street, and ordered him a complete midshipman's outfit. – A Chapter of Adventures by G. A. Henty
  6. But, on the other hand, I should recover my life and make it complete – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  7. In her the Woman was complete – A Second Home by Honore de Balzac
  8. For a time, now, there was complete silence in the wind. – Warlord of Kor by Terry Gene Carr
  9. What can be more complete – By Water to the Columbian Exposition by Johanna S. Wisthaler
  10. Has our attempt been a complete failure? – In the Shadow of Death by P. H. Kritzinger and R. D. McDonald
  11. They did not make a long stay, however, as they wished to complete their journey before the winter should set in, when canoe- travelling would become impossible. – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  12. 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
  13. Of Riobamba itself the ruin was complete – Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror by Richard Linthicum Trumbull White Samuel Fallows
  14. It was not necessary for her to complete the sentence so humbly begun. – A Fool and His Money by George Barr McCutcheon
  15. He sat, for a while, in complete silence. – The Second Deluge by Garrett P. Serviss
  16. There is something very fine in the complete surrender of your Church. – The Loom of Youth by Alec Waugh
  17. 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
  18. To make your happiness complete I can only offer you your father's honor. – Eugenie Grandet by Honore de Balzac
  19. And his success is never complete – The Poet's Poet by Elizabeth Atkins
  20. Nor is this catalogue by any means complete – The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada by Francis Parkman
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