• Giant Raft. In the background is a completed raft; in the foreground a cradle in which a raft is being built
    Giant Raft. In the background is a completed raft; in the foreground a cradle in which a raft is being built
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj complete 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"
    • adj complete having come or been brought to a conclusion "the harvesting was complete","the affair is over, ended, finished","the abruptly terminated interview"
    • adj complete 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"
    • adj complete perfect and complete in every respect; having all necessary qualities "a complete gentleman","consummate happiness","a consummate performance"
    • adj complete highly skilled "an accomplished pianist","a complete musician"
    • v complete bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements "A child would complete the family"
    • v complete come or bring to a finish or an end; others finished in over 4 hours" "He finished the dishes","She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree","The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours"
    • v complete write all the required information onto a form "fill out this questionnaire, please!","make out a form"
    • v complete complete a pass
    • v complete complete or carry out "discharge one's duties"
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

Appearance of House When Complete Appearance of House When Complete
The Wardrobe Complete The Wardrobe Complete
Book Trough Complete Book Trough Complete
Serving Table Complete Serving Table Complete
Complete Stand Complete Stand
Arm Chair Complete Arm Chair Complete
Complete Wall Shelf Complete Wall Shelf
Completed Pedestal Completed Pedestal

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to enter space. She spent three days in space and completed forty-eight orbits of Earth
    • Complete Filled up; with no part or element lacking; free from deficiency; entire; perfect; consummate. "Complete perfections.""Ye are complete in him.""That thou, dead corse, again in complete steel
      Revisit'st thus the glimpses of the moon."
    • Complete Finished; ended; concluded; completed; as, the edifice is complete . "This course of vanity almost complete ."
    • Complete (Bot) Having all the parts or organs which belong to it or to the typical form; having calyx, corolla, stamens, and pistil.
    • v. t Complete 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. "Bred only and completed to the taste
      Of lustful appetence."
      "And, to complete her bliss, a fool for mate."
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Dry wine is a wine that has been completely fermented, meaning that only 0.1% of the sugar remains.
    • complete Having no deficiency; wanting no part or element; perfect; whole; entire; full: as, in complete armor.
    • complete Thorough; consummate; perfect in kind or quality.
    • complete Finished; ended; concluded; completed.
    • complete In the case of a partial differential equation of the first order, a solution containing the full number of arbitrary constants, but no arbitrary function.
    • n complete The last of the daily canonical hours in the Roman Catholic breviary: same as complin.
    • complete To make complete; bring to a consummation or an end; add or supply what is lacking to; finish; perfect; fill up or out: as, to complete a house or a task; to complete an unfinished design; to complete another's thought, or the measure of one's wrongs.
    • complete To fulfil; accomplish; realize.
    • complete Synonyms To consummate, perform, execute, achieve, realize.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor of the four Presidents on Mount Rushmore, died a few months before the project was completed. It took him 14 years.
    • adj Complete kom-plēt′ free from deficiency: perfect: finished: entire
    • v.t Complete to finish: to make perfect or entire: to accomplish
    • ***


  • Henri Frederic Amiel
    “Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.”
  • Dag Hammarskjold
    “It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses.”
  • L.L. Bean
    L.L. Bean
    “No sale is really complete until the product is worn out, and the customer is satisfied.”
  • Novalis
    “A character is a completely fashioned will.”
  • Sigmund Freud
    “Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.”
  • D. H. Lawrence
    “The human consciousness is really homogeneous. There is no complete forgetting, even in death.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. completus, p. p. of complere, to fill up; com-, + plere, to fill. See Full (a.), and cf. Comply Compline


In literature:

Nowhere else was the same completeness of organization possible.
"The Railroad Question" by William Larrabee
Amsterdam reported the following day that the craft fell near Thielt, a complete wreck.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
Set on the strings, and the pocket is complete.
"The Ladies' Work-Table Book" by Anonymous
The manuscript of these early views of the theory was completely lost and has only been recovered within the last few years.
"The Meaning of Evolution" by Samuel Christian Schmucker
The building trade is at a complete standstill.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Complete Rules and Instructions for Quickly Testing, Starting and Lighting System to Protect Battery.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
In another form, two cells meet and fuse completely.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
Eighty-five organizations had been completed.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
In this respect his former character suffered a complete reversal.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
I was completely taken down," says the Captain, "by a bunch of the finest pears you ever saw.
"The Humors of Falconbridge" by Jonathan F. Kelley

In poetry:

Yes, Death destroyed shall be,
And immortality,
(God's gracious gift to man,)
Complete His wondrous plan.
"Of Death And Life" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
And if one die,--the grave
Will warm his hands and feet!
Dost to my song respond?
Nay? Then it is complete.
"The Song Of The Spensthrift" by Ivan Nikitin
He will present our souls,
Unblemished and complete,
Before the glory of his face,
With joys divinely great.
"Hymn 51" by Isaac Watts
The trusty Worm that dieth not—
The steadfast Fire also,
By Thy contrivance are forgot
In a completer woe.
"The Hymn to Physical Pain" by Rudyard Kipling
I shall behold the face
Of my forgiving God;
And stand complete in righteousness,
Washed in my Savior's blood.
"Psalm 17" by Isaac Watts
A land-breeze shook the shrouds,
And she was overset;
Down went the Royal George ,
With all her crew complete.
"On The Loss Of The "Royal George"" by William Cowper

In news:

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Has completed the acquisition of the assets of 12 Eaton Apothecary pharmacies in the Boston area from D.A.W.
For the first time I am entirely willing to admit the Internet, television and movie industries are completely messing with our heads.
Complete the form below to apply for this position.
If an applicator passes the exam, a certificate of completion for 15 CEUs will be issued.
We purchased the Jerseys from three Wisconsin herds, and they are housed in our old tie stall barn that recently made a complete transformation into a free stall facility.
An adventurous drive downtown is complete, and now it's almost time to turn our full attention to the Detroit Lions-Chicago Bears matchup.
With the help local volunteers, it takes more than 2,000 man hours to complete the memorial honoring approximately 3,200 veterans who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.
Let the apricots stand until completely cooled, about 30 minutes.
Pavers Inc was able to complete the 1,000 by 300-ft.
Recently completed a three-part expansion of Paris Cos'.
How a coach and an athlete are completing an arduous journey.
Tracy Boulian/The Plain Dealer Members of the media check out the completed portions of the Ares I-X Upper Stage Simulator at NASA Glenn Research Center in Brookpark on Thursday March 13, 2008.
Sun City golf is a week away from a milestone: The completion of its third golf course.
Once the assessment is complete, the department says it will have a better idea of the extent of the damage the storm caused and how it will affect the completion of the repairs already under way.

In science:

By definition, for a locally trivial QVB E the family of submodules (kerζi )i∈I is a complete covering of E , i.e. E is isomorphic to its covering completion.
Locally trivial quantum vector bundles and associated vector bundles
Thus for any x ∈ sp(F (L)), the completion of the local ring of Xc at x is isomorphic to the completion of the local ring of Dn,(c) at 0 (see Section 6, or Lemma 2.1).
Ramification of local fields with imperfect residue fields
Then, for γ < γc the number of hyper-loops is still finite (their number becomes infinite only at γc where a transition to a completely UNSAT phase takes place) and the SAT probability, in the large N limit, is completely determined by the number of simple loops (n3 = 0).
Phase coexistence and finite-size scaling in random combinatorial problems
We propose to evaluate it in the context of an entire conversational system, by recording the time it takes for a user to complete certain tasks using the existing template generation, and comparing it with how long it takes users to complete the same tasks using the surface NLG module described in this paper.
Modeling informational novelty in a conversational system with a hybrid statistical and grammar-based approach to natural language generation
In section 4.2 we study in detail the simplest model of pure planar gravity (with one boundary) where one has a complete control: existence of the thermodynamic limit, explicit free energy, complete phase diagram, including the critical point.
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces