• 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
    • n completion a concluding action
    • n completion (American football) a successful forward pass in football
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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: It takes the Hubble telescope about 97 minutes to complete an orbit of the Earth. On average, the Hubble uses the equivilent amount of energy as 30 household light bulbs to complete an orbit.
    • Completion State of being complete; fulfillment; accomplishment; realization. "Predictions receiving their completion in Christ."
    • Completion The act or process of making complete; the getting through to the end; as, the completion of an undertaking, an education, a service. "The completion of some repairs."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: "I am." is the second shortest complete sentence in the English language
    • n completion The act of completing, or bringing to the desired end; a carrying or filling out; full performance or achievement; consummation; conclusion: as, the completion of a building; the completion of one's education, or of an enterprise.
    • n completion Fulfilment; accomplishment.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Jupiter is the fastest rotating planet, which can complete one revolution in less than ten hours
    • Completion the act of completing: the state of being complete: fulfilment
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  • Virginia Woolf
    “A masterpiece is something said once and for all, stated, finished, so that it's there complete in the mind, if only at the back.”
  • Van Morrison
    Van Morrison
    “Being famous was extremely disappointing for me. When I became famous it was a complete drag and it is still a complete drag.”
  • Marquis De Sade
    “The majority of pop stars are complete idiots in every respect.”
  • William S. Burroughs
    “I think the ideal situation for a family is to be completely incestuous.”
  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh
    “If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.”
  • Josh Billings
    “There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. completio, a filling, a fulfillment
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. complēre, -ētum, to fill up—com, inten., and plēre, to fill.


In literature:

It only lacked the four corner pieces to make it complete.
"Amusements in Mathematics" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
She was far more successful in other respects, having completely banished the spirits of formality and inhospitality that presided in these domains.
"Aunt Phillis's Cabin" by Mary H. Eastman
Complete Juryman, or a Compendium of the Laws relating to Jurors.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
But many fail, and return to complete their course of misery in the scenes where it began.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Senseless, jerky, agitated pokings and twitchings should be eradicated completely.
"Public Speaking" by Clarence Stratton
In the year 1768 the celebrated Ali Bey headed a revolt against the Turks, which he maintained for several years with complete success.
"History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12)" by S. Rappoport
His last patient was fighting against his desire for complete repose, was defying his will and conquering it.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
The need of an architect where a new house is to be built or an old one completely remodeled is obvious.
"If You're Going to Live in the Country" by Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
In the course of operations also, portions of skin, fascia, or bone, or even a complete joint may be transplanted, and unite by primary union.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
By such marks of deference, he completely gained the heart of Napoleon.
"History of the Expedition to Russia" by Count Philip de Segur

In poetry:

Where, loosed from trammels, one may still
Complete the functions fettered here;
Heart unsuborned, unbiassed will,
And intellect sincere.
"Free" by Alfred Austin
The huge oak's branches, closely blended
And all completely unified,
Would rival all the force expended,
And varied life so long supplied.
"The Future Of America, In The Unity Of The Races" by James Madison Bell
Breathing: you invisible poem! Complete
interchange of our own
essence with world-space. You counterweight
in which I rhythmically happen.
"The Sonnets To Orpheus: Book 2: I" by Rainer Maria Rilke
Hold and have, there and then,
All her body and soul
That completes my whole,
All that women add to men,
In the clutch of my steady ken—-
"Mesmerism" by Robert Browning
Spring with a new life round her feet,
A thousand buds to shape are blown;
And Summer with her perfect heat,
Completing all she smiles upon.
"The Hills Remain" by Alexander Anderson
And beauty too were more complete,
Appearing on the native stem,
In midst of buds and blossoms sweet,
And catching graces, charms from them.
"Vignette - XV" by Matilda Betham

In news:

In the second installment of this series, Metal Finishing columnist John Durkee covers the wide variety of applications possible via this method, and how to best complete them.
It came completely out of the blue.
Get complete coverage of Saturday's 2:30 pm Nebraska-Idaho State game.
When conducting a risk assessment of the machine's individual identified hazards does the safety level of the complete machine or system matter.
He found it on the Magic's recently completed five-game road trip.
Indian stocks dropped for a fifth day, with the benchmark index completing its longest losing streak in six months, after the government failed to meet a fundraising target in a sale of mobile-phone airwaves .
The 63 Series High-Flow Complete Intake-Airbox Assembly boosts Horsepower on the KFX450R by over 12.
It indicates piston stroke end position, is just 25.7 mm long, and fits completely within a standard C-slot.
United Process Controls (UPC) successfully completed the restructuring of heat-treat operations of a U.S.-based aircraft engine manufacturer.
The test article will be used during the Complete Airframe Static Test (CAST) that is designed to demonstrate the static strength of the airframe and show compliance with certification requirements.
City, state and federal officials are expected to attend the event marking completion of the $12 million project.
Bishop Airport terminal expansion in Flint nears completion.
Anchorage, Alaska's Lake Hood Airstrip will be closed starting May 7 for a construction project that is expected to be completed June 8.
Unique partnership allows early completion and saves money.
It will forever be the look of complete astonishment exhibited by that doe when she first became aware of my presence.

In science:

It has been shown that, in many real-life cases, relationships among networked individuals are neither completely random nor completely regular, but somewhere in between [21, 22].
Randomness enhances cooperation: a resonance type phenomenon in evolutionary games
The horizontal distribution of (M , L∗ ) is completely integrable if, and only if, the horizontal distribution of (M , L) is completely integrable.
On Generalized Randers Manifolds
There are a lot of completeness notions in quasi-metric and in quasi-uniform spaces, all agreeing with the usual notion of completeness in the case of metric or uniform spaces, each of them having its advantages and weaknesses.
Compact operators on spaces with asymmetric norm
Another one is that closed subspaces of complete (in some sense) quasi-metric spaces need not be complete.
Compact operators on spaces with asymmetric norm
K -sequentially complete ⇒ ⇒ ρ-sequentially complete.
Compact operators on spaces with asymmetric norm