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complete - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'complete' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Complete [ a.]
- Filled up; with no part or element lacking; free from deficiency; entire; perfect; consummate.
- Finished; ended; concluded; completed; as, the edifice is complete.
- Having all the parts or organs which belong to it or to the typical form; having calyx, corolla, stamens, and pistil.
2 . Complete [ v. t.]
- To bring to a state in which there is no deficiency; to perfect; to consummate; to accomplish; to fulfill; to finish; as, to complete a task, or a poem; to complete a course of education.

Meaning of 'complete' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . complete [ v]
Meaning (1):
- bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements
Example in sentence:
  • A child would complete the family
Meaning (2):
- complete or carry out
Example in sentence:
  • discharge one's duties
Meaning (3):
- write all the required information onto a form
Example in sentence:
  • fill out this questionnaire, please!;
  • make out a form
Meaning (4):
- come or bring to a finish or an end
Example in sentence:
  • He finished the dishes;
  • She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree;
  • The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours
5 . complete [ a]
Meaning (5):
- having every necessary or normal part or component or step
Example in sentence:
  • a complete accounting;
  • a complete defeat;
  • a complete meal;
  • a complete set of china;
  • a complete set of the Britannica;
  • a complete wardrobe
6 . complete [ s]
Meaning (6):
- without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
Example in sentence:
  • a complete coward;
  • a consummate fool;
  • a double-dyed villain;
  • a perfect idiot;
  • a thorough nuisance;
  • a thoroughgoing villain;
  • an arrant fool;
  • gross negligence;
  • pure folly;
  • stark staring mad;
  • the unadulterated truth;
  • utter nonsense;
  • what a sodding mess
Meaning (7):
- perfect and complete in every respect; having all necessary qualities
Example in sentence:
  • a complete gentleman;
  • a consummate performance;
  • consummate happiness
Meaning (8):
- highly skilled
Example in sentence:
  • a complete musician;
  • an accomplished pianist
Meaning (9):
- having come or been brought to a conclusion
Example in sentence:
  • the abruptly terminated interview;
  • the affair is over, ended, finished;
  • the harvesting was complete