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Definition of "perfect" []

  • Lacking nothing essential to the whole; complete of its nature or kind. (adjective)
  • Being without defect or blemish: a perfect specimen. (adjective)
  • Thoroughly skilled or talented in a certain field or area; proficient. (adjective)
  • Completely suited for a particular purpose or situation: She was the perfect actress for the part. (adjective)
  • Completely corresponding to a description, standard, or type: a perfect circle; a perfect gentleman. (adjective)
  • Having all essential elements (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.

  • Unblemished; faultless (adjective)
  • Correct or precise (adjective)
  • Utter or absolute (adjective)
  • Excellent in all respects (adjective)
  • Exactly divisible into equal integral or polynomial roots (adjective)
  • (of flowers) having functional stamens and pistils (adjective)
  • (of plants) having all parts present (adjective)
  • Denoting a tense of verbs used in describing an action that has been completed by the subject. In English this is a compound tense, formed with have or has plus the past participle (adjective)
  • Of or relating to the intervals of the unison, fourth, fifth, and octave (adjective)
  • (of a cadence) ending on the tonic chord, giving a feeling of conclusion (adjective)
  • Positive certain, or assured (adjective)
  • The perfect tense (noun)
  • A verb in this tense (noun)
  • To make perfect; improve to one's satisfaction (verb)
  • To make fully accomplished (verb)
  • To print the reverse side of (a printed sheet of paper) (verb)

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Use "perfect" in a sentence
  • "Noah was a just man and perfect -- Job _perfect_ and upright."
  • "_Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect_."
  • "Where there is perfect harmony -- _perfect_, I say -- such a dislocation could not be."