Definition of Perfect

1. Noun. A tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect).


2. Verb. Make perfect or complete. "Perfect your French in Paris!"
Exact synonyms: Hone
Specialized synonyms: Optimise, Optimize, Brush Up, Polish, Polish Up, Round, Round Off
Generic synonyms: Ameliorate, Amend, Better, Improve, Meliorate
Derivative terms: Perfecter, Perfectible, Perfection

3. Adjective. Being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish. "A perfect day"

4. Adjective. Without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers. "The unadulterated truth"

5. Adjective. Precisely accurate or exact. "Perfect timing"
Similar to: Exact

Definition of Perfect

1. a. Brought to consummation or completeness; completed; not defective nor redundant; having all the properties or qualities requisite to its nature and kind; without flaw, fault, or blemish; without error; mature; whole; pure; sound; right; correct.

2. n. The perfect tense, or a form in that tense.

3. v. t. To make perfect; to finish or complete, so as to leave nothing wanting; to give to anything all that is requisite to its nature and kind.

Definition of Perfect

1. Adjective. Fitting its definition precisely. ¹

2. Adjective. Having all of its parts in harmony with a common purpose. ¹

3. Adjective. Thoroughly skilled or talented. ¹

4. Adjective. Excellent and delightful in all respects. ¹

5. Adjective. (grammar of a tense or verb form) Representing a completed action. ¹

6. Adjective. (biology) Sexually mature and fully differentiated. ¹

7. Adjective. (botany) Of flowers, having both male (stamens) and female (carpels) parts. ¹

8. Adjective. (analysis) Of a set, that it is equal to its set of limit points, i.e. set ''A'' is perfect if ''A''=A'. ¹

9. Adjective. (music) describing an interval or any compound interval of a unison, octave, or fourths and fifths that are not tritones ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To make perfect; to improve or hone. ¹

11. Verb. (legal) To take an action, usually the filing of a document in the correct venue, that secures a legal right. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Perfect

1. lacking fault or defect; of an extreme kind [adj -FECTER, -FECTEST] / to make perfect [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: perfect

Medical Definition of Perfect

1. 1. Brought to consummation or completeness; completed; not defective nor redundant; having all the properties or qualities requisite to its nature and kind; without flaw, fault, or blemish; without error; mature; whole; pure; sound; right; correct. "My strength is made perfect in weakness." (2 Cor. Xii. 9) "Three glorious suns, each one a perfect sun." (Shak) "I fear I am not in my perfect mind." (Shak) "O most entire perfect sacrifice!" (Keble) "God made thee perfect, not immutable." (Milton) 2. Well informed; certain; sure. "I am perfect that the Pannonains are now in arms." (Shak) 3. Hermaphrodite; having both stamens and pistils; said of flower. Perfect cadence, a concord or union of sounds which is perfectly coalescent and agreeable to the ear, as the unison, octave, fifth, and fourth; a perfect consonance; a common chord in its original position of keynote, third, fifth, and octave. Perfect number, a tense which expresses an act or state completed. Synonym: Finished, consummate, complete, entire, faultless, blameless, unblemished. Origin: OE. Parfit, OF. Parfit, parfet, parfait, F. Parfait, L. Perfectus, p.p. Of perficere to carry to the end, to perform, finish, perfect; per (see Per-) + facere = to make, do. See Fact. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Perfect

perennity
perentie
perenties
pereon
pereons
pereopod
pereopods
pererration
pererrations
peres
perestroika
perestroikas
peretaite
perf
perfay
perfect(a)
perfect crime
perfect crimes
perfect fifth
perfect fifths
perfect flower
perfect fourth
perfect fourths
perfect game
perfect games
perfect gas
perfect gold standard test
perfect gold standard tests
perfect interval

Literary usage of Perfect

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1. An Introductory Latin Book: Intended as an Elementary Drill-book, on the by Albert Harkness (1868)
"Present perfect and Historical perfect The Latin perfect sometimes corresponds to our perfect with have (have loved), and is called the Present perfect, ..."

2. Appendix to Bennett's Latin Grammar for Teachers and Advanced Students by Charles Edwin Bennett (1895)
"Some verbs have preserved both the true perfect and this Aorist perfect, ... C. The perfect in -vi. 209. The perfect in -vi is a new formation which has ..."

3. An Essay Concerning the Human Understanding by John Locke (1813)
"Our idea of a most perfect Being not the sole proof of a Gad. Haw far the idea of a most perfect Being, which a man may frame in his mind, does or does not ..."

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