- highly skilled and accomplished in all aspects; complete; total: the compleat actor, at home in comedy and tragedy.
Origin of compleat
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Examples from the Web for compleat
Feuillet, to raise the compleat and finish'd Superstructure on Mons.Orchesography
Lastly, the thirteenth is that of Walnuts, and it is added to compleat the year.The History of Louisiana
Le Page Du Pratz
Pharmacopia officinalis & extemporanea: or, A compleat English dispensatory.The Library of William Congreve
John C. Hodges
It is sufficient if every thing be compleat in the object itself.A Treatise of Human Nature
Lucile told of the incident regarding the copy of “The Compleat Angler.”The Secret Mark
Roy J. Snell
- an archaic spelling of complete, used esp in the titles of handbooks, in imitation of The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton
Word Origin and History for compleat
archaic spelling of complete (adj.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper