Definition of "complete" []

  • Having all necessary or normal parts, components, or steps; entire: a complete meal. (adjective)
  • Botany Having all principal parts, namely, the sepals, petals, stamens, and pistil or pistils. Used of a flower. (adjective)
  • Having come to an end; concluded. (adjective)
  • Absolute; total: "In Cairo I have seen buildings which were falling down as they were being put up, buildings whose incompletion was complete” ( William H. Gass). (adjective)
  • Skilled; accomplished: a complete musician. (adjective)
  • Having every necessary part or element; entire (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Ended; finished (adjective)
  • Thorough; absolute (adjective)
  • Perfect in quality or kind (adjective)
  • (of a logical system) constituted such that a contradiction arises on the addition of any proposition that cannot be deduced from the axioms of the system (adjective)
  • (of flowers) having sepals, petals, stamens, and carpels (adjective)
  • Expert or skilled; accomplished (adjective)
  • To make whole or perfect (verb)
  • To end; finish (verb)
  • (in land law) to pay any outstanding balance on a contract for the conveyance of land in exchange for the title deeds, so that the ownership of the land changes hands (verb)
  • (of a quarterback) to make (a forward pass) successfully (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "complete" in a sentence
  • "For those of you unsure as to why these are ..shall we say..."counterproductive in your search for an agent", just drop me an email or a comment with the number in it and I'll post a full, complete, profanity fueled diatribe ..complete with flames."
  • "By the assistance, however, of the latter, what store of learning might we not expect from complete Arabic translations of many of the Greek and Latin authors, _viz. _ of the _complete_ works of Livy, Tacitus, and many others."
  • ""complete verifiable elimination" covering even undeclared nuclear facilities, similar to the Bush administration's principle of ¡°complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization."