from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To bring to completion or fruition; conclude: consummate a business transaction.
- transitive v. To realize or achieve; fulfill: a dream that was finally consummated with the publication of her first book.
- transitive v. To complete (a marriage) with the first act of sexual intercourse after the ceremony.
- transitive v. To fulfill (a sexual desire or attraction) especially by intercourse.
- adj. Complete or perfect in every respect: consummate happiness. See Synonyms at perfect.
- adj. Supremely accomplished or skilled: "Sargent was now a consummate master of brushwork” ( Roberta Smith).
- adj. Complete; utter: a consummate bore.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Complete in every detail, perfect, absolute.
- adj. highly skilled and experienced; fully qualified
- v. To bring (a task, project, goal etc.) to completion; to accomplish.
- v. To make perfect, achieve, give the finishing touch
- v. To make (a marriage) complete by engaging in first sexual intercourse.
- v. To become perfected, receive the finishing touch
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Carried to the utmost extent or degree; of the highest quality; complete; perfect.
- transitive v. To bring to completion; to raise to the highest point or degree; to complete; to finish; to perfect; to achieve.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To finish by completing what was intended; perfect; bring or curry to the utmost point or degree; carry or bring to completion; complete; achieve.
- Specifically To complete (a marriage) by sexual intercourse.
- Complete; perfect; carried to the utmost extent or degree: as, consummate felicity; consummate hypocrisy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having or revealing supreme mastery or skill
- adj. without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
- v. fulfill sexually
- adj. perfect and complete in every respect; having all necessary qualities
- v. make perfect; bring to perfection
Middle English consummaten, from Latin cōnsummāre, cōnsummāt- : com-, com- + summa, sum; see sum1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin consummatus, past participle of consummare ("to sum up, finish, complete"), from com- ("together") + summa ("the sum") (see sum, summation). (Wiktionary)