from The Century Dictionary.
- To finish or complete so as to leave nothing wanting; bring to completion or perfection: as, to
perfecta picture or a statue.
- To make perfect; instruct fully; make fully informed or skilled: as, to
perfectone's self in the principles of architecture; to perfect soldiers in discipline.
- Synonyms To accomplish, consummate.
- In the Echinodermata, having the entire series of ambulacral plates perforated from pole to pole, that is, from base to summit of corona.
- Brought to a consummation; fully finished; carried through to completion in every detail; finished in every part; completed.
- Full; whole; entire; complete; existing in the widest extent or highest degree.
- In botany, having both stamens and pistils; hermaphrodite: said of a flower, also of a whole plant, as opposed to monæcious, diæcious, etc.
- Without blemish or defect; lacking in nothing; of the best, highest, or most complete type; exact or unquestionable in every particular: as, a perfect likeness; one perfect but many imperfect specimens; a perfect face; specifically, complete in moral excellence; entirely good.
- Sound; of sound mind; sane.
- Completely skilled; thoroughly trained or efficient: as, perfect in discipline. Compare
- Completely effective; satisfactory in every respect.
- Quite certain; assured.
- Entire; out and out; utter; very great: as, a perfect horror of serpents; a perfect shower of brickbats met them; a perfect stranger.
- In music: Of an interval, melodic or harmonic, belonging to the first and simplest group of consonances, that in which inversion does not change the character of the interval: as, a perfect unison, octave, fifth, or fourth: opposed to imperfect, diminished, augmented. These intervals are now often also called
- Of a chord, cadence, or period, complete; fully satisfactory. Thus, a perfect chord or triad is a triad, major or minor, in its original position; a perfect cadence is a simple authentic or plagal cadence; and a perfect period is one that is fully balanced or filled out.
- In medieval music, of rhythm, time, or measure, triple. See
- Synonyms Faultless, blameless, unblemished, holy.
- noun In grammar, the perfect tense. See above.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The perfect tense, or a form in that tense.
- transitive verb To make perfect; to finish or complete, so as to leave nothing wanting; to give to anything all that is requisite to its nature and kind.
- transitive verb (Print.) a press in which the printing on both sides of the paper is completed in one passage through the machine.
- adjective Brought to consummation or completeness; completed; not defective nor redundant; having all the properties or qualities requisite to its nature and kind; without flaw, fault, or blemish; without error; mature; whole; pure; sound; right; correct.
- adjective Well informed; certain; sure.
- adjective (Bot.) Hermaphrodite; having both stamens and pistils; -- said of flower.
- adjective (Mus.) a complete and satisfactory close in harmony, as upon the tonic preceded by the dominant.
- adjective (Mus.) a concord or union of sounds which is perfectly coalescent and agreeable to the ear, as the unison, octave, fifth, and fourth; a perfect consonance; a common chord in its original position of keynote, third, fifth, and octave.
- adjective (Arith.) a number equal to the sum of all its divisors; as, 28, whose aliquot parts, or divisors, are 14, 7, 4, 2, 1. See Abundant number, under
- adjective (Gram.) a tense which expresses an act or state completed.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb transitive To make perfect; to
- verb law To take an action, usually the filing of a document in the correct venue, that secures a legal right.
- adjective Fitting its definition
- adjective Having all of its parts in harmony with a common purpose.
- adjective Thoroughly skilled or talented.
- adjective Excellent and delightful in all respects.
- adjective grammar Representing a completed action.
- adjective biology Sexually mature and fully differentiated.
- adjective botany Of
flowers, having both male ( stamens) and female ( carpels) parts.
- adjective analysis Of a set, that it is equal to its set of limit points, i.e. set A is perfect if A=A'.
- adjective music describing an
intervalor any compound intervalof a unison, octave, or fourthsand fifthsthat are not tritones
- adjective Made with equal parts of
sweetand dry vermouth.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish
- verb make perfect or complete
- noun a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)
- adjective without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
- adjective precisely accurate or exact
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_Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect_.
Noah was a just man and perfect -- Job _perfect_ and upright.
Where there is perfect harmony -- _perfect_, I say -- such a dislocation could not be.
The perfect stem of the verb is formed in various ways, but may always be _found by dropping «-ī» from the first person singular of the perfect_, the third of the principal parts.
From the works of Boethius (_circa_ 400) and others, he had derived and accepted the Pythagorean division of the scale, making thirds and sixths dissonant intervals; and so his perfect chord (from which our later triad gets its name of _perfect_) was composed of a root, fifth or fourth, and octave.
His obedience to His Father, and His Father's love to Him, is the perfect likeness of what goes on between a good son and a good father among men; only that it is _perfect_, because it is between a perfect Father and a perfect Son.
I have heard teachers contend that a child will learn to write much faster by having an _inferior copy_, than by imitating one which is comparatively perfect; 'because,' say they, 'a pupil is liable to be discouraged if you give him a _perfect_ copy; but if it is only a little in advance of his own, he will take courage from the belief that he shall soon be able to equal it. '
Went to Lord H. 's -- party numerous -- _mi_lady in perfect good humour, and consequently _perfect_.
_Be you perfect, as your Father which is in Heaven is perfect_, is a plain
_ideally_ perfect whole is certainly that whole of which the _parts also are perfect_ -- if we can depend on logic for anything, we can depend on it for that definition.