- having all parts or elements; lacking nothing; whole; entire; full: a complete set of Mark Twain's writings.
- finished; ended; concluded: a complete orbit.
- having all the required or customary characteristics, skills, or the like; consummate; perfect in kind or quality: a complete scholar.
- thorough; entire; total; undivided, uncompromised, or unmodified: a complete victory; a complete mess.
- Grammar. having all modifying or complementary elements included: The complete subject of “The dappled pony gazed over the fence” is “The dappled pony.”Compare simple(def 20).
- Also completed. Football. (of a forward pass) caught by a receiver.
- Logic. (of a set of axioms) such that every true proposition able to be formulated in terms of the basic ideas of a given system is deducible from the set.Compare incomplete(def 4b).
- Engineering. noting a determinate truss having the least number of members required to connect the panel points so as to form a system of triangles.Compare incomplete(def 3), redundant(def 5c).
- (of persons) accomplished; skilled; expert.
- of or relating to an algebraic system, as a field with an order relation defined on it, in which every set of elements of the system has a least upper bound.
- of or relating to a set in which every fundamental sequence converges to an element of the set.Compare fundamental sequence.
- (of a lattice) having the property that every subset has a least upper bound and a greatest lower bound.
- to make whole or entire: I need three more words to complete the puzzle.
- to make perfect: His parting look of impotent rage completed my revenge.
- to bring to an end; finish: Has he completed his new novel yet?
- to consummate.
- Football. to execute (a forward pass) successfully: He completed 17 passes in 33 attempts.
Origin of complete
Synonyms for completeSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Antonyms for complete
Related Words for completelyunconditionally, ultimately, perfectly, absolutely, fully, altogether, wholly, effectively, finally, utterly, thoroughly, quite, totally, comprehensively, competently, exclusively, extensively, unabridged, unanimously, conclusively
Examples from the Web for completely
Contemporary Examples of completely
Any plans to grow her exercise movement must, she insists, remain “completely organic.”How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze
January 9, 2015
Completed in 1953 and composed with standard line breaks and punctuation, the book was completely ignored upon submission.The Lost Novel of Nobel-Winner José Saramago
January 5, 2015
Cook, stirring often, for 10 minutes or until the sugar is completely dissolved and the mixture is smooth.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Sticky Toffee Pudding
December 28, 2014
Then, right before last Christmas, she spent four months completely immersing herself in the role.Julianne Moore Is Oscar Gold in ‘Still Alice’
December 24, 2014
He argues persuasively that the decision to launch the attack was completely contrary to reason and good military judgment.Hitler’s Hail Mary
James A. Warren
December 20, 2014
Historical Examples of completely
My horse was completely knocked up, and I was glad to be able to give him a rest.
Little Brown completely gave in, and we were obliged to leave him.
The girl was completely mollified, though in much embarrassment.Within the Law
Perhaps this was because she had been taken so completely by surprise.In the Midst of Alarms
You always told me to keep my temper and I lost it completely.Her Father's Daughter
- having every necessary part or element; entire
- ended; finished
- (prenominal) thorough; absolutehe is a complete rogue
- perfect in quality or kindhe is a complete scholar
- (of a logical system) constituted such that a contradiction arises on the addition of any proposition that cannot be deduced from the axioms of the systemCompare consistent (def. 5)
- (of flowers) having sepals, petals, stamens, and carpels
- archaic expert or skilled; accomplished
- to make whole or perfect
- to end; finish
- (in land law) to pay any outstanding balance on a contract for the conveyance of land in exchange for the title deeds, so that the ownership of the land changes hands
- American football (of a quarterback) to make a forward pass successfully
Word Origin for complete
late 14c.; see complete (adj.). Related: Completed; completing.