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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)

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 "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."