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

  • adj. Having to do with or being a complement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of the nature of a complement; completing.
  • adj. Complementary.
  • adj. Additional; supplemental, accessory; ancillary.
  • adj. Of the nature of a ceremony that is not essential but accessory; ceremonial; ceremonious; formal.
  • adj. Of persons: accomplished; talented; experienced.
  • adj. Complimentary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Supplying, or tending to supply, a deficiency; fully completing.
  • adj. Complimentary; courteous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Forming a complement; supplying a deficiency; completing.
  • In zoology, forming a complement to the female or to a hermaphrodite; complementary: applied to minute or rudimentary males of some animals, as cirripeds.
  • Additional and ornamental; supplemental.
  • Complimentary.
  • Accomplished.

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

  • adj. acting as or providing a complement (something that completes the whole)


From complement +‎ -al. (Wiktionary)



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