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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)

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.

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."