Saturday, January 11, 2014

Word of the Week

adjective: complete; comparative adjective: completer; superlative adjective:completest
  1. 1.
    having all the necessary or appropriate parts.
    "a complete list of courses offered by the college"
    • entire; full.
      "I only managed one complete term at school"
    • having run its full course; finished.
      "the restoration of the chapel is complete"
      synonyms:finished, ended, concluded, completed, finalized; More
  2. 2.
    (often used for emphasis) to the greatest extent or degree; total.
    "a complete ban on smoking"
    • humorous
      skilled at every aspect of a particular activity; consummate.
      adjective: compleat
      "these articles are for the compleat mathematician"
verb: complete; 3rd person present: completes; past tense: completed; past participle:completed; gerund or present participle: completing
  1. 1.
    finish making or doing.
    "he completed his Ph.D. in 1983"
    synonyms:finished, ended, concluded, completed, finalized; More
      (esp. of a quarterback) successfully throw (a forward pass) to a receiver.
      "he completed 12 of 16 passes for 128 yards"
    • BRIT.
      conclude the sale of a property.
  2. 2.
    make (something) whole or perfect.
    "he only needed one thing to complete his happiness"
    synonyms:finish off, round off, top off, crowncapcomplement More
    • write the required information on (a form or questionnaire).
      "please complete the attached forms"
      synonyms:fill in/out, answer
      "complete the application form"
late Middle English: from Old French complet or Latin completus, past participle ofcomplere ‘fill up, finish, fulfill,’ from com- (expressing intensive force) + plere ‘fill.’

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