Definitions for perfectˈpɜr fɪkt; pərˈfɛkt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
per•fect*ˈpɜr fɪkt; pərˈfɛkt(adj., n.; v.; adj.)
conforming absolutely to the description or definition of an ideal type:
a perfect gentleman.
excellent or complete beyond practical or theoretical improvement.
exactly fitting the need in a certain situation or for a certain purpose:
the perfect actor for the part.
entirely without any flaws, defects, or shortcomings:
a perfect apple.
accurate, exact, or correct in every detail:
a perfect copy.
thorough; complete; utter:
expert; accomplished; proficient.
a perfect fool.
of or designating a verb tense, aspect, or form typically indicating an action or state extending up to, or having results continuing up to, the present or some other temporal point of reference. of or designating a verb tense, as in Greek, indicating an action or state brought to a close prior to some temporal point of reference, in contrast to imperfect or incomplete action.
pertaining to or being the consonant musical intervals of an octave, fifth, or fourth.
Category: Music and Dance
Obs. assured or certain.
(v.t.)to bring to perfection; make flawless or faultless.
to bring nearer to perfection; improve.
to bring to completion; finish.
(n.)the perfect tense or aspect.
a verb form or construction in the perfect tense or aspect.
* Usage: Some usage guides still object to the use of such comparative terms as most, more, and rather with perfect on the grounds that perfect describes an absolute condition that cannot exist in degrees. The English language has never agreed to this limitation. perfect has been compared since its earliest use, first in the obsolete forms perfecter and perfectest and later with more, most, and similar words, in most of its general senses in all varieties of speech and writing: the most perfect arrangement imaginable. One of the objectives of the writers of the U.S. Constitution was “to form a more perfect union.” See also complete, unique.
Origin of perfect:
1250–1300; late ME; ME perfit, parfit < OF < L perfectus, ptp. of perficere to finish, bring to completion =per-per - +-ficere, comb. form of facere to make, do1
perfective, perfective tense, perfect, perfect tense(adj)
a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)
being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish
"a perfect circle"; "a perfect reproduction"; "perfect happiness"; "perfect manners"; "a perfect specimen"; "a perfect day"
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"
precisely accurate or exact
make perfect or complete
"perfect your French in Paris!"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
perfect(adjective)ˈpɜr fɪkt; v. pərˈfɛkt
without any mistakes, completely correct
Your handwriting should be perfect.; This dress is a perfect fit.
perfectˈpɜr fɪkt; v. pərˈfɛkt
the best or most appropriate
She'd be perfect for the job.; This is a perfect example of how to do it.
perfect(verb)ˈpɜr fɪkt; v. pərˈfɛkt
to make perfect
I'm trying to perfect my English accent.
brought to consummation or completeness; completed; not defective nor redundant; having all the properties or qualities requisite to its nature and kind; without flaw, fault, or blemish; without error; mature; whole; pure; sound; right; correct
well informed; certain; sure
hermaphrodite; having both stamens and pistils; -- said of flower
the perfect tense, or a form in that tense
to make perfect; to finish or complete, so as to leave nothing wanting; to give to anything all that is requisite to its nature and kind
"Perfect" is the fourth and final single taken from Simple Plan's debut album No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls. The acoustic version of the song was featured on the soundtrack of the 2004 comedy film Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen which stars Lindsay Lohan. The album version was featured in the game Karaoke Revolution Volume 2.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'perfect' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1858
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'perfect' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2150
Rank popularity for the word 'perfect' in Adjectives Frequency: #239
Translations for perfect
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
without fault or flaw; excellent
a perfect day for a holiday; a perfect rose.
- تام، مُمتازArabic
- perfeitoPortuguese (BR)
- bezvadný, dokonalýCzech
- perfekt; fuldendtDanish
- τέλειος, άψογοςGreek
- عالی؛ بی نقصFarsi
- nuostabus, puikusLithuanian
- teicams, nevainojamsLatvian
- sempurna; sangat baikMalay
- perfekt, fullkommenNorwegian
- عالی؛ بی نقصPersian
- بشپړ، پورهPashto
- безупречный, идеальныйRussian
- perfektný, dokonalýSlovak
- perfekt, fulländadSwedish
- kusursuz, mükemmelTurkish
- 無瑕的，完美的Chinese (Trad.)
- ідеальний; відміннийUkrainian
- hoàn hảoVietnamese
- 无瑕的，完美的Chinese (Simp.)
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