complete


complete
adj. & v.
—adj.
1 having all its parts; entire (the set is complete).
2 finished (my task is complete).
3 of the maximum extent or degree (a complete surprise; a complete stranger).
4 (also compleat after Walton's Compleat Angler) joc. accomplished (the complete horseman).
—v.tr.
1 finish.
2 a make whole or perfect. b make up the amount of (completes the quota).
3 fill in the answers to (a questionnaire etc.).
4 (usu. absol.) Law conclude a sale of property.
Phrases and idioms:
complete with having (as an important accessory) (comes complete with instructions).
Derivatives:
completely adv. completeness n. completion n.
Etymology: ME f. OF complet or L completus past part. of complere fill up

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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