[ kuh m-pleet ]
/ kəmˈplit /


highly skilled and accomplished in all aspects; complete; total: the compleat actor, at home in comedy and tragedy.

Origin of compleat

1875–80; earlier spelling of complete, used phrasally in allusion to The Compleat Angler Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for compleat


/ (kəmˈpliːt) /


an archaic spelling of complete, used esp in the titles of handbooks, in imitation of The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton
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Word Origin and History for compleat



archaic spelling of complete (adj.).

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