- 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.
- applied to the consonances of unison, octave, and fifth, as distinguished from those of the third and sixth, which are called imperfect.
- applied to the intervals, harmonic or melodic, of an octave, fifth, and fourth in their normal form, as opposed to augmented and diminished.
verb (used with object)
Origin of perfect
Can be confusedperfect prefect
Examples from the Web for perfecter
Both as pioneer and perfecter and as great original composer I have sought roughly to place him.Haydn|John F. Runciman
Is the joy of heaven no perfecter in itself, but that it needs the sourness of this life to give it a taste?Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions|John Donne
And the perfecter any is, the more he is like-minded unto God.A Christian Directory (Part 2 of 4)|Richard Baxter
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
To say that Beethoven was the perfecter of the sonata is true, but it is scarcely the whole truth.The Pianoforte Sonata|J.S. Shedlock
British Dictionary definitions for perfecter
- (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