What does perfect mean?

Definitions for perfect
ˈpɜr fɪkt; pərˈfɛktper·fect

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. perfective, perfective tense, perfect, perfect tenseadjective

    a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)

  2. perfectadjective

    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"

  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), unadulteratedadjective

    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. perfectverb

    precisely accurate or exact

    "perfect timing"

  5. perfect, honeverb

    make perfect or complete

    "perfect your French in Paris!"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perfectadjective

    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

  2. Perfectadjective

    well informed; certain; sure

  3. Perfectadjective

    hermaphrodite; having both stamens and pistils; -- said of flower

  4. Perfectnoun

    the perfect tense, or a form in that tense

  5. Perfectadjective

    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

Freebase

  1. Perfect

    "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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Perfect

    pėr′fekt, adj. done thoroughly or completely: completed: without blemish, fault, or error: having neither too much nor too little: entire, very great: in the highest degree: possessing every moral excellence: completely skilled or acquainted: (gram.) expressing an act completed: (bot.) having both stamens and pistils, hermaphrodite.—v.t. (or per-fekt′) to make perfect: to finish: to teach fully, to make fully skilled in anything.—ns. Perfectā′tion (rare); Per′fecter; Perfect′i, a body of Catharists in the 12th and 13th centuries, of very strict lives; Perfectibil′ity, quality of being made perfect.—adj. Perfect′ible, that may be made perfect.—ns. Perfec′tion, state of being perfect: a perfect quality or acquirement: the highest state or degree; Perfec′tionism (or Perfectibil′ity), the belief that man in a state of grace may attain to a relative perfection or a state of living without sin in this life; Perfec′tionist, one who pretends to be perfect: one who thinks that moral perfection can be attained in this life: one of the Bible Communists or Free-lovers, a small American sect founded by J. H. Noyes (1811-86), which settled at Oneida in 1848, holding that the gospel if accepted secures freedom from sin.—adj. Perfect′ive, tending to make perfect.—advs. Perfect′ively, Per′fectly, in a perfect manner: completely: exactly: without fault.—n. Per′fectness, state or quality of being perfect: completeness: perfection: consummate excellence.—Perfect insect, the imago or completely developed form of an insect; Perfect metals (see Metal); Perfect number, a number equal to the sum of all its divisors, the number itself of course excepted, as 6 = 1 + 2 + 3, 28 = 1 + 2 + 4 + 7 + 14. [Fr.,—L. perfectus, pa.p. of perficĕreper, thoroughly, facĕre, to do.]

CrunchBase

  1. Perfect

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Editors Contribution

  1. perfect

    Having every complete element.

    Her body was perfect to her as she had every element of it that is essential for human life.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 1, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'perfect' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1858

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'perfect' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2150

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'perfect' in Adjectives Frequency: #239

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of perfect in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of perfect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of perfect in a Sentence

  1. Dejan Stojanovic:

    There is something perfect to be found in the imperfect: the law keeps balance through the juxtaposition of beauty, which gains perfection through nurtured imperfection.

  2. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Even perfect people are taught to practice imperfections just to fit in the society. Thus, the famous saying of 'no one is perfect' still prevails.

  3. Camila Alves:

    I had one on the way here, it’s hot out, so they’re the perfect on-the-go snack to stay cool.

  4. Ben Domensino:

    The size, shape and location of Tiwi Islands make them a perfect place for Hector to develop, sea breezes develop over the islands from all sides and meet in the middle. These converging winds, which are carrying moisture from the surrounding sea, have to go somewhere when they clash... so they go up. This rising column of air becomes cooler with height, which causes water vapour to condense into liquid droplets, forming clouds.

  5. Dawn Muhammad:

    I was at work and I received that phone call, it was 9 in the morning when I got the call, and the first thing they said was ‘You are a perfect match with your father, you are a perfect match.’.

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    being essentially equal to something
    • A. occlusive
    • B. aculeate
    • C. equivalent
    • D. indiscernible

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