[com.plete] adj com.plet.er ; -est [ME complet, fr. MF, fr. L completus, fr. pp. of complere] (14c) 1 a: having all necessary parts, elements, or steps "~ 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 ~ period of time"
3: highly proficient "a ~ artist"
4. a: fully carried out: thorough "a ~ renovation" b: total, absolute "~ silence"
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 syn see full -- complete.ly adv -- com.plete.ness n -- com.ple.tive adj -- complete with : made complete by the inclusion of "a birthday cake complete with candles"
complete vt com.plet.ed ; com.plet.ing (15c) 1: to bring to an end and esp. into a perfected state "~ a painting"
2. a: to make whole or perfect "its song ~s the charm of this bird" b: to mark the end of "a rousing chorus ~s the show" c: execute, fulfill "~ a contract"
3: to carry out (a forward pass) successfully syn see close