from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having all necessary or normal parts, components, or steps; entire.
  • adjective Botany Having all principal parts, namely, the sepals, petals, stamens, and pistil or pistils. Used of a flower.
  • adjective Having come to an end; concluded.
  • adjective Absolute; thorough.
  • adjective Accomplished; consummate.
  • adjective Football Caught in bounds by a receiver.
  • transitive verb To bring to a finish or an end.
  • transitive verb To make whole, with all necessary elements or parts.
  • transitive verb Football To throw (a forward pass) that is caught in bounds by a receiver.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having no deficiency; wanting no part or element; perfect; whole; entire; full: as, in complete armor.
  • Thorough; consummate; perfect in kind or quality.
  • Finished; ended; concluded; completed.
  • In the case of a partial differential equation of the first order, a solution containing the full number of arbitrary constants, but no arbitrary function.
  • noun The last of the daily canonical hours in the Roman Catholic breviary: same as complin.
  • To make complete; bring to a consummation or an end; add or supply what is lacking to; finish; perfect; fill up or out: as, to complete a house or a task; to complete an unfinished design; to complete another's thought, or the measure of one's wrongs.
  • To fulfil; accomplish; realize.
  • Synonyms To consummate, perform, execute, achieve, realize.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Filled up; with no part or element lacking; free from deficiency; entire; perfect; consummate.
  • adjective Finished; ended; concluded; completed.
  • adjective (Bot.) Having all the parts or organs which belong to it or to the typical form; having calyx, corolla, stamens, and pistil.
  • transitive verb To bring to a state in which there is no deficiency; to perfect; to consummate; to accomplish; to fulfill; to finish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To finish; to make done; to reach the end.
  • verb transitive To make whole or entire.
  • adjective With all parts included; with nothing missing; full.
  • adjective Finished; ended; concluded; completed.
  • adjective Generic intensifier.
  • adjective analysis in which every Cauchy sequence converges.
  • adjective algebra in which every set with a lower bound has a greatest lower bound.
  • adjective mathematics In which all small limits exist.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb write all the required information onto a form
  • adjective without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
  • adjective having every necessary or normal part or component or step
  • verb bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements
  • adjective perfect and complete in every respect; having all necessary qualities
  • adjective highly skilled
  • verb complete a pass
  • verb complete or carry out
  • adjective having come or been brought to a conclusion
  • verb come or bring to a finish or an end


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English complet, from Latin complētus, past participle of complēre, to fill out : com-, intensive pref.; see com– + plēre, to fill; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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.


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