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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. acting as or providing a complement (something that completes the whole)
But in some genera the larvæ become developed into hermaphrodites having the ordinary structure, and into what I have called complemental males; and in the latter the development has assuredly been retrograde, for the male is a mere sack, which lives for a short time and is destitute of mouth, stomach, and every other organ of importance, excepting those for reproduction.
But in some genera the larvae become developed either into hermaphrodites having the ordinary structure, or into what I have called complemental males: and in the latter, the development has assuredly been retrograde; for the male is a mere sack, which lives for a short time, and is destitute of mouth, stomach, or other organ of importance, excepting for reproduction.
But in some genera the larvæ become developed either into hermaphrodites having the ordinary structure, or into what I have called complemental males: and in the latter, the development has assuredly been retrograde; for the male is
In this country, however, we have not so far been so fortunate, or otherwise, as to attain the Continental ideal of what the graphic portion of a literary performance should be; and the question is intimately associated, particularly in France and among foreign buyers of the French school, who are numerous in all parts of the world, with that of binding, inasmuch as a volume possessing pictorial embellishments of whatever kind must fulfil all requirements in that respect no less than in the outward vesture, and what may be termed the complemental book-plate.
Also in Stop Smiling, Nicolas Rapold on the new edition of Don't Look Back, which includes Bob Dylan 65 Revisited, "a kind of complemental alternate take."
It is when we consider the reproductive organs themselves and their forms of activity, and such parts of the organism modified directly in relation to them, that a real and important difference is found to exist, radical though absolutely complemental.
Wherefore, hereditary succession in the early ages of monarchy could not take place as a matter of claim, but as something casual or complemental; but as few or no records were extant in those days, the traditionary history stuff'd with fables, it was very easy, after the lapse of a few generations, to trump up some superstitious tale conveniently timed, Mahomet-like, to cram hereditary right down the throats of the vulgar.
Neoteinic: applied to complemental females in Termites because, though reproductive, they retain some juvenile characters.
He blended the complemental conceptions of divinity and humanity.
I make the greatest Gallant I meet give me the Wall, as if I were a Person of Quality; And when any comes hither they are won by my complemental and genteel Discourse; my comely presence brings in many a Guest into the