Meaning of COMPLETE in English


Pronunciation: k ə m- ' pl ē t

Function: adjective

Inflected Form: com · plet · er ; -est

Etymology: Middle English complet, from Latin completus, from past participle of compl ē re

Date: 14th century

1 a : having all necessary parts, elements, or steps <a complete diet> b : having all four sets of floral organs c of a subject or predicate : including modifiers, complements, or objects

2 : brought to an end : CONCLUDED <a complete period of time>

3 : highly proficient <a complete artist>

4 a : fully carried out : THOROUGH <a complete renovation> b : TOTAL , ABSOLUTE < complete silence> c of a football passive : legally caught

5 of insect metamorphosis : characterized by the occurrence of a pupal stage between the motile immature stages and the adult ― compare INCOMPLETE 1b

6 of a metric space : having the property that every Cauchy sequence of elements converges to a limit in the space

synonyms see FULL

– complete · ly adverb

– com · plete · ness noun

– com · ple · tive \ - ' pl ē -tiv \ adjective

– complete with : made complete by the inclusion of <a birthday cake complete with candles>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.