Definitions for COMPLETEkəmˈplit

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

com•plete*kəmˈplit(adj.; v.)-plet•ed, -plet•ing.

  1. (adj.)having all parts or elements; lacking nothing; whole; entire; full:

    a complete set of golf clubs.

  2. finished; ended; concluded:

    a complete orbit.

  3. having all the required or customary characteristics, skills, or the like; consummate:

    a complete scholar.

  4. thorough; total; undivided, uncompromised, or unqualified:

    a complete victory; a complete stranger.

  5. (of a subject or predicate) having all modifying or complementary elements included: The complete subject of The dappled pony gazed over the fence is the dappled pony.

    Category: Grammar

    Ref: Compare simple (def. 18a). 21 1

  6. (of a forward pass in football) caught by a receiver.

    Category: Sport

  7. accomplished; skilled; expert.

  8. (v.t.)to make whole, entire, or perfect:

    Hiking boots complete the outdoor look.

  9. to bring to an end; finish:

    to complete a task.

  10. to consummate; fulfill.

  11. to execute (a forward pass) successfully.

    Category: Sport

* Syn: complete , entire , intact suggest that there is no lack or defect, nor has any part been removed. complete implies that a unit has all its parts, fully developed or perfected; it may also mean that a process or purpose has been carried to fulfillment: a complete explanation; a complete assignment.entire describes something having all its elements in an unbroken unity: an entire book. intact implies that something has remained in its original condition, complete and unimpaired: a package delivered intact.Usage: Occasionally there are objections to modifying complete with qualifiers like almost, more, most, nearly, and quite, because they suggest that complete is relative rather than absolute: the most complete list available. However, such uses are fully standard and occur regularly in all varieties of spoken and written English. See also perfect, unique.

Origin of complete:

1325–75; ME (< MF) < L complētus, ptp. of complēre to fill up, fulfill =com-com - +plēre to fill


Princeton's WordNet

  1. complete(adj)

    having every necessary or normal part or component or step

    "a complete meal"; "a complete wardrobe"; "a complete set of the Britannica"; "a complete set of china"; "a complete defeat"; "a complete accounting"

  2. complete, consummate(adj)

    perfect and complete in every respect; having all necessary qualities

    "a complete gentleman"; "consummate happiness"; "a consummate performance"

  3. accomplished, complete(adj)

    highly skilled

    "an accomplished pianist"; "a complete musician"

  4. arrant(a), complete(a), consummate(a), double-dyed(a), everlasting(a), gross(a), perfect(a), pure(a), sodding(a), stark(a), staring(a), thoroughgoing(a), utter(a), unadulterated(adj)

    without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers

    "an arrant fool"; "a complete coward"; "a consummate fool"; "a double-dyed villain"; "gross negligence"; "a perfect idiot"; "pure folly"; "what a sodding mess"; "stark staring mad"; "a thoroughgoing villain"; "utter nonsense"; "the unadulterated truth"

  5. complete, concluded, ended, over(p), all over, terminated(verb)

    having come or been brought to a conclusion

    "the harvesting was complete"; "the affair is over, ended, finished"; "the abruptly terminated interview"

  6. complete, finish(verb)

    come or bring to a finish or an end

    "He finished the dishes"; "She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree"; "The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours"

  7. complete(verb)

    bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements

    "A child would complete the family"

  8. dispatch, discharge, complete(verb)

    complete or carry out

    "discharge one's duties"

  9. complete, nail(verb)

    complete a pass

  10. complete, fill out, fill in, make out(verb)

    write all the required information onto a form

    "fill out this questionnaire, please!"; "make out a form"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. complete(adjective)əmˈplit

    ≠ incomplete

    the complete works of Shakespeare; The set is now complete.

  2. completeəmˈplit

    emphasizes a trait

    a complete moron; It was a complete failure/surprise.

  3. completeəmˈplit

    having a feature included

    a laptop that comes complete with a carrying case

  4. complete(verb)əmˈplit

    to finish doing

    to complete a test

  5. completeəmˈplit

    to add a missing part to make sth whole

    Complete the following sentence.; one more piece to complete the puzzle

  6. completeəmˈplit

    to write information in all spaces; = fill out

    Please complete the application form.


  1. complete(Verb)

    To finish; to make done; to reach the end.

    He completed the assignment on time.

  2. complete(Verb)

    To make whole or entire.

    The last chapter completes the book nicely.

  3. complete(Adjective)

    With all parts included; with nothing missing; full.

  4. complete(Adjective)

    Finished; ended; concluded; completed.

    When your homework is complete, you can go and play with Martin.

  5. complete(Adjective)


  6. complete(Adjective)

    in which every Cauchy sequence converges.

  7. complete(Adjective)

    in which every set with a lower bound has a greatest lower bound.

  8. Origin: From compleet, from complet or completus, past participle of complere, from com- + *, akin to full: see full and plenty and compare deplete, replete. Compare also complement, compliment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Complete(adj)

    filled up; with no part or element lacking; free from deficiency; entire; perfect; consummate

  2. Complete(adj)

    finished; ended; concluded; completed; as, the edifice is complete

  3. Complete(adj)

    having all the parts or organs which belong to it or to the typical form; having calyx, corolla, stamens, and pistil

  4. Complete(verb)

    to bring to a state in which there is no deficiency; to perfect; to consummate; to accomplish; to fulfill; to finish; as, to complete a task, or a poem; to complete a course of education


  1. Complete

    In computational complexity theory, a computational problem is complete for a complexity class if it is, in a technical sense, among the "hardest" problems in the complexity class. More formally, a problem p is called hard for a complexity class C under a given type of reduction, if there exists a reduction from any problem in C to p. If a problem is both hard for the class and a member of the class, it is complete for that class. A problem that is complete for a class C is said to be C-complete, and the class of all problems complete for C is denoted C-complete. The first complete class to be defined and the most well-known is NP-complete, a class that contains many difficult-to-solve problems that arise in practice. Similarly, a problem hard for a class C is called C-hard, e.g. NP-hard. Normally it is assumed that the reduction in question does not have higher computational complexity than the class itself. Therefore it may be said that if a C-complete problem has a "computationally easy" solution, then all problems in "C" have an "easy" solution. Generally, complexity classes that have a recursive enumeration have known complete problems, whereas those that do not, don't have any known complete problems. For example, NP, co-NP, PLS, PPA all have known natural complete problems, while RP, ZPP, BPP and TFNP do not have any known complete problems.

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Translations for COMPLETE

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whole; with nothing missing

a complete set of Shakespeare's plays.

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