complete Meaning - 41 Definitions and 23 Examples Available!

What is the meaning of complete? Here 41 definitions and 23 example sentences available for the word complete.

Meaning of complete
(transitive) To finish; to make done; to reach the end.

Definitions of complete

verb

1. (transitive) To finish; to make done; to reach the end.
He completed the assignment on time.
2. (transitive) To make whole or entire.
The last chapter completes the book nicely.
3. to bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements
A child would complete the family.
4. to come or bring to a finish or an end
A round of espresso completed the meal.
5. to write all the required information onto a form
I completed the form rather quickly.
6. to complete a pass in sports
I completed over half of my throws, for a total of 50 yards.
7. to complete or carry out
I completed the order immediately.
8. bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements
A child would complete the family
9. come or bring to a finish or an end
He finished the dishes
She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree
The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours
10. write all the required information onto a form
fill out this questionnaire, please!
make out a form
11. complete a pass
12. complete or carry out
discharge one's duties
13. 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.

adjective

1. With all parts included; with nothing missing; full.
My life will be complete once I buy this new television.
She offered me complete control of the project.
After she found the rook, the chess set was complete.
2. Finished; ended; concluded; completed.
When your homework is complete, you can go and play with Martin.
3. Generic intensifier.
He is a complete bastard!
It was a complete shock when he turned up on my doorstep.
Our vacation was a complete disaster.
4. (analysis, of a metric space}} In which every Cauchy sequence converges to a point within the space.
5. (algebra, of a lattice}} In which every set with a lower bound has a greatest lower bound.
6. (math, of a category}} In which all small limits exist.
7. (logic, of a proof system of a formal system with respect to a given semantics}} In which every semantically valid well-formed formula is provable.Sainsbury, Mark [2001] Logical Forms : An Introduction to Philosophical Logic. Blackwell Publishing, Hong Kong (2010), page 358.
8. (computing theory, of a problem}} That is in a given complexity class and is such that every other problem in the class can be reduced to it (usually in polynomial time or logarithmic space).
9. having every necessary or normal part or component or step
A complete meal should contain protein, carbohydrates, and fibre.
10. having come or been brought to a conclusion
The harvesting complete, the farmer took a long rest.
11. perfect in every respect
You were the complete host – thank you for having us over!
12. highly skilled
I am a complete painter, with work in many galleries.
13. without qualification
It was complete blackness outside.
14. 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 thorough nuisance
a thoroughgoing villain
utter nonsense
the unadulterated truth
15. perfect and complete in every respect; having all necessary qualities
a complete gentleman
consummate happiness
a consummate performance
16. Filled up; with no part or element lacking; free from deficiency; entire; perfect; consummate.
17. Finished; ended; concluded; completed; as, the edifice is complete.
18. Having all the parts or organs which belong to it or to the typical form; having calyx, corolla, stamens, and pistil.

noun

1. A completed survey.
My life will be complete once I buy this new television.
She offered me complete control of the project.
After she found the rook, the chess set was complete.
2. Finished; ended; concluded; completed.
When your homework is complete, you can go and play with Martin.
3. Generic intensifier.
He is a complete bastard!
It was a complete shock when he turned up on my doorstep.
Our vacation was a complete disaster.
4. (analysis, of a metric space}} In which every Cauchy sequence converges to a point within the space.
5. (algebra, of a lattice}} In which every set with a lower bound has a greatest lower bound.
6. (math, of a category}} In which all small limits exist.
7. (logic, of a proof system of a formal system with respect to a given semantics}} In which every semantically valid well-formed formula is provable.Sainsbury, Mark [2001] Logical Forms : An Introduction to Philosophical Logic. Blackwell Publishing, Hong Kong (2010), page 358.
8. (computing theory, of a problem}} That is in a given complexity class and is such that every other problem in the class can be reduced to it (usually in polynomial time or logarithmic space).
9. having every necessary or normal part or component or step
A complete meal should contain protein, carbohydrates, and fibre.
10. having come or been brought to a conclusion
The harvesting complete, the farmer took a long rest.
11. perfect in every respect
You were the complete host – thank you for having us over!
12. highly skilled
I am a complete painter, with work in many galleries.
13. without qualification
It was complete blackness outside.
14. 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 thorough nuisance
a thoroughgoing villain
utter nonsense
the unadulterated truth
15. perfect and complete in every respect; having all necessary qualities
a complete gentleman
consummate happiness
a consummate performance
16. Filled up; with no part or element lacking; free from deficiency; entire; perfect; consummate.
17. Finished; ended; concluded; completed; as, the edifice is complete.
18. Having all the parts or organs which belong to it or to the typical form; having calyx, corolla, stamens, and pistil.

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