- having all parts or members present.
- noting an action or state brought to a close prior to some temporal point of reference, in contrast to imperfect or incomplete action.
- designating a tense or other verb formation or construction with such meaning.
- of or noting the consonances of unison, octave, and fifth, as distinguished from those of the third and sixth. Compare imperfect (def. 6).
- of or noting the intervals, harmonic or melodic, of an octave, fifth, and fourth in their normal form, as opposed to augmented and diminished.
Origin of perfect
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OTHER WORDS FROM perfect
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH perfectperfect , prefect
How to use perfect in a sentence
He would have theoretically been a perfect fit for the Bucks as either a third or fourth option on offense.The Upsides And Downsides Of The NBA’s Five Biggest Trades So Far|Chris Herring (email@example.com)|November 19, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
At other times he’d be the perfect fool—a schlemiel, Einstein called him.When Einstein Tilted at Windmills - Issue 93: Forerunners|Amanda Gefter|November 18, 2020|Nautilus
It’s no secret that machine-learning models tuned and tweaked to near-perfect performance in the lab often fail in real settings.
If spending so much time at home has brought out your nesting side, now could be the perfect time to learn to sew!
With World Pride right around the corner, I think this is the perfect time for me and Noelle to show out and celebrate because love is love.Cynthia Bailey Celebrates Her Daughter Noelle’s 21st Birthday|Steven Psyllos|November 11, 2020|Essence.com
Many expositors think the words which we have rendered Leader and Perfecter refer to Christs own faith.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews|Thomas Charles Edwards
New associations but reveal a broader agreement, a closer union, a perfecter harmony.
I shall love not only the beauty, but also the Giver and Perfecter of it.'
If you refuse a patent to a perfecter of boots, refuse also a privilege to a maker of rhymes.What is Property?|P. J. Proudhon
And the perfecter any is, the more he is like-minded unto God.A Christian Directory (Part 2 of 4)|Richard Baxter
British Dictionary definitions for perfect
- (of flowers) having functional stamens and pistils
- (of plants) having all parts present
- of or relating to the intervals of the unison, fourth, fifth, and octave
- Also: full, final (of a cadence) ending on the tonic chord, giving a feeling of conclusionCompare imperfect (def. 6)
- the perfect tense
- a verb in this tense