complete */*/*/

complete */*/*/
I UK [kəmˈpliːt] / US [kəmˈplɪt] adjective
1) [only before noun] used for emphasizing that someone or something has a particular quality

He's a complete idiot!

She's the complete opposite to me.

There had been a complete breakdown of trust and confidence.

complete and utter (= used for adding more emphasis):

It was a complete and utter waste.

2) including all the parts, details, or features

The library is fortunate to have an almost complete set of these publications.

The system needs a complete overhaul.

Our family just wouldn't feel complete without our dog.

3) [never before noun] if something such as a job or process is complete, it is finished

When the chart is complete, stick it on the wall.

A similar project for the Stirling area is almost complete.

the complete... — someone who has all the qualities needed for a particular activity

She was the complete sportsperson.


II UK [kəmˈpliːt] / US [kəmˈplɪt] verb
Word forms "complete":
present tense I/you/we/they complete he/she/it completes present participle completing past tense completed past participle completed
1) [transitive] to finish something

The work was completed in March.

She will have completed her training by the spring.

a) [transitive] to finish something by adding the parts that are missing

Complete this sentence.

b) [intransitive] to complete the process of buying a house
2) [transitive] to write information in the spaces on an official document. A more usual word is fill in

You need to complete both of these forms.


English dictionary. 2014.

Игры ⚽ Нужно решить контрольную?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Complete Me — Studio album by Frankmusik Released 31 July 2009 ( …   Wikipedia

  • complete — I (all embracing) adjective absolute all, all comprehending, all comprehensive, all covering, all inclusive, all pervading, all sufficing, blanket, broad based, capacious, comprehensive, consummate, developed, encyclopedic, entire, exhaustive,… …   Law dictionary

  • Complete Me — Álbum de estudio de Frankmusik Publicación 3 de agosto de 2009 Género(s) Electropop, Synthpop, Dance pop, Electrónica Duración 45:23 …   Wikipedia Español

  • complete — [kəm plēt′] adj. [ME & OFr complet < L completus, pp. of complere, to fill up, complete < com , intens. + plere, to fill: see FULL1] 1. lacking no component part; full; whole; entire 2. brought to a conclusion; ended; finished 3. thorough;… …   English World dictionary

  • Complete II — Compilation album by X Japan Released October 1, 2005 Genre Heavy metal, speed metal, progressive metal, symphonic metal …   Wikipedia

  • Complete — Com*plete (k[o^]m*pl[=e]t ), a. [L. completus, p. p. of complere to fill up; com + plere to fill. See {Full}, a., and cf. {Comply}, {Compline}.] 1. Filled up; with no part or element lacking; free from deficiency; entire; perfect; consummate.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Complete — Com*plete , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Completed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Completing}.] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • complete — [adj1] total, not lacking all, entire, exhaustive, faultless, full, full dress, gross, hook line and sinker*, imperforate, intact, integral, integrated, lock stock and barrel*, organic, outright, plenary, replete, the works*, thorough,… …   New thesaurus

  • complete — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having all the necessary or appropriate parts; entire. 2) having run its full course; finished. 3) to the greatest extent or degree; total. 4) skilled at every aspect of an activity: the complete footballer. 5) (complete with)… …   English terms dictionary

  • complété — complété, ée (kon plé té, tée) part. passé. Un recueil complété à grand peine …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • complete — (adj.) late 14c., from O.Fr. complet full, or directly from L. completus, pp. of complere to fill up, complete the number of (a legion, etc.), transferred to to fill, to fulfill, to finish (a task), from com , intensive prefix (see COM (Cf. com… …   Etymology dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”