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Meaning of PERFECT

Pronunciation:  [v]pur'fekt, 'purfekt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)
  2. [adj]  precisely accurate or exact; "perfect timing"
  3. [adj]  being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish; "a perfect circle"; "a perfect reproduction"; "perfect happiness"; "perfect manners"; "a perfect specimen"; "a perfect day"
  4. [v]  make perfect or complete; "perfect your French in Paris!"
  5. [v]  make perfect; bring to perfection

PERFECT is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: clean, clear, cold, complete, consummate, consummate, down, down pat(p), errorless, exact, faultless, flawless, hone, ideal, idealised, idealized, idyllic, immaculate, impeccable, mastered, mint(a), perfect tense, perfectible, perfective, perfective tense, pluperfect, uncorrupted, undefiled, unflawed
 Antonyms: imperfect
 See Also: accomplish, ameliorate, amend, better, brush up, carry out, carry through, execute, fulfil, fulfill, future perfect, future perfect tense, improve, meliorate, optimise, optimize, past perfect, past perfect tense, pluferfect tense, pluperfect, polish, polish up, present perfect, present perfect tense, round, round off, tense, unblemished, unbroken, utopian



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Per"fect\, a. [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}.]
    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.
    3. (Bot.) Hermaphrodite; having both stamens and pistils; --
       said of flower.
    {Perfect cadence} (Mus.), a complete and satisfactory close
       in harmony, as upon the tonic preceded by the dominant.
    {Perfect chord} (Mus.), 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} (Arith.), a number equal to the sum of all
       its divisors; as, 28, whose aliquot parts, or divisors,
       are 14, 7, 4, 2, 1. See {Abundant number}, under
       {Abundant}. --Brande & C.
    {Perfect tense} (Gram.), a tense which expresses an act or
       state completed.
    Syn: Finished; consummate; complete; entire; faultless;
         blameless; unblemished.
  2. \Per"fect\, n.
    The perfect tense, or a form in that tense.
  3. \Per"fect\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Perfected}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Perfecting}.] [L. perfectus, p. p. of perficere. See
    {Perfect}, a.]
    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.
          God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfect in us. --1
                                                   John iv. 12.
          Inquire into the nature and properties of the things, .
          . . and thereby perfect our ideas of their distinct
          species.                                 --Locke.
    {Perfecting press} (Print.), a press in which the printing on
       both sides of the paper is completed in one passage
       through the machine.
    Syn: To finish; accomplish; complete; consummate.
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