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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  course  of 
  education. 
 
  Bred  only  and  completed  to  the  taste  Of  lustful 
  appetence.  --Milton. 
 
  And  to  complete  her  bliss,  a  fool  for  mate.  --Pope. 
 
  Syn:  To  perform;  execute;  terminate;  conclude;  finish;  end 
  fill  up  achieve;  realize;  effect;  consummate; 
  accomplish;  effectuate;  fulfill;  bring  to  pass. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Complete  \Com*plete"\,  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.  ``Complete 
  perfections.''  --Milton. 
 
  Ye  are  complete  in  him  --Col.  ii  10. 
 
  That  thou,  dead  corse,  again  in  complete  steel 
  Revisit'st  thus  the  glimpses  of  the  moon.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Finished;  ended;  concluded;  completed;  as  the  edifice  is 
  complete. 
 
  This  course  of  vanity  almost  complete.  --Prior. 
 
  3.  (Bot.)  Having  all  the  parts  or  organs  which  belong  to  it 
  or  to  the  typical  form  having  calyx,  corolla,  stamens, 
  and  pistil. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Whole}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  complete 
  adj  1:  having  every  necessary  or  normal  part  or  component  or  step; 
  "a  complete  meal";  "a  complete  wardrobe";  "a  complete 
  set  pf  the  Britannica";  "a  complete  set  of  china";  "a 
  complete  defeat";  "a  complete  accounting"  [ant:  {incomplete}, 
  {incomplete}] 
  2:  perfect  and  complete  in  every  respect;  having  all  necessary 
  qualities;  "a  complete  gentleman";  "consummate  happiness"; 
  "a  consummate  performance"  [syn:  {consummate}] 
  3:  (botany)  having  all  four  whorls  or  principal  parts--sepals 
  and  petals  and  stamens  and  carpels  (or  pistils);  "complete 
  flowers"  [ant:  {incomplete}] 
  4:  highly  skilled;  "an  accomplished  pianist";  "a  complete 
  musician"  [syn:  {accomplished}] 
  5:  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  thoroughgoing 
  villain";  "utter  nonsense"  [syn:  {arrant(a)},  {complete(a)}, 
  {consummate(a)},  {double-dyed(a)},  {everlasting(a)},  {gross(a)}, 
  {perfect(a)},  {pure(a)},  {sodding(a)},  {stark(a)},  {staring(a)}, 
  {thoroughgoing(a)},  {utter(a)}] 
  6:  having  come  or  been  brought  to  a  conclusion;  "the  harvesting 
  was  complete";  "the  affair  is  over  ended,  finished";  "the 
  abruptly  terminated  interview"  [syn:  {concluded},  {ended}, 
  {over(p)},  {all  over},  {terminated}] 
  v  1:  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" 
  [syn:  {finish}] 
  2:  bring  to  a  whole,  with  all  the  necessary  parts  or  elements; 
  "A  child  would  complete  the  family" 
  3:  complete  or  carry  out  "discharge  one's  duties"  [syn:  {dispatch}, 
  {discharge}] 
  4:  complete  a  pass,  in  football  [syn:  {nail}] 
  5:  write  all  the  required  information  onto  a  form  "fill  out 
  this  questionnaire,  please!";  "make  out  a  form"  [syn:  {fill 
  out},  {fill  in},  {make  out}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  complete 
 
  See  also  {complete  graph},  {complete  inference  system}, 
  {complete  lattice},  {complete  metric  space},  {complete  partial 
  ordering},  {complete  theory}. 
 
  [1.  or  2.  or  both?] 
 
  (1996-04-24) 
 
 




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