Definitions for consummateˈkɒn səˌmeɪt; kənˈsʌm ɪt, ˈkɒn sə mɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•sum•mateˈkɒn səˌmeɪt; kənˈsʌm ɪt, ˈkɒn sə mɪt(v.; adj.)-mat•ed, -mat•ing

  1. (v.t.)to bring to a state of perfection; fulfill.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. to bring to a state of completion, as an arrangement or agreement.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. to complete (the union of a marriage) by the first marital sexual intercourse.

    Category: Law

  4. (adj.)complete or perfect; supremely skilled; superb:

    a consummate master of the violin.

  5. of the highest or most extreme degree:

    a work of consummate skill; an act of consummate savagery.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of consummate:

1400–50; late ME (adj.) < L consummātus, ptp. of consummāre to complete, bring to perfection

con′sum•ma`tor(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. consummate, masterful, masterly, virtuoso(a)(adj)

    having or revealing supreme mastery or skill

    "a consummate artist"; "consummate skill"; "a masterful speaker"; "masterful technique"; "a masterly performance of the sonata"; "a virtuoso performance"

  2. complete, consummate(adj)

    perfect and complete in every respect; having all necessary qualities

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

  3. 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(verb)

    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"

  4. consummate(verb)

    fulfill sexually

    "consummate a marriage"

  5. consummate(verb)

    make perfect; bring to perfection

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consummate(adj)

    carried to the utmost extent or degree; of the highest quality; complete; perfect

  2. Consummate

    to bring to completion; to raise to the highest point or degree; to complete; to finish; to perfect; to achieve

Freebase

  1. Consummation

    Consummation or consummation of a marriage, in many traditions and statutes of civil or religious law, is the first act of sexual intercourse between two people, either following their marriage to each other or after a prolonged sexual attraction. Its legal significance arises from theories of marriage as having the purpose of producing legally recognized descendants of the partners, or of providing sanction to their sexual acts together, or both, and amounts to treating a marriage ceremony as falling short of completing the creation of the state of being married. Thus in some Western traditions, a marriage is not considered a binding contract until and unless it has been consummated. These formal and literal usages support the informal and less precise usage of the word "consummation" to refer to a sexual landmark in relationships of varying intensity and duration. Within the Roman Catholic Church, a marriage that has not yet been consummated, regardless of the reason for non-consummation, can be dissolved by the pope. Additionally, an inability or an intentional refusal to consummate the marriage is probable grounds for an annulment.


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consummate(verb)

complete; perfect.

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