- 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
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Antonyms for complete
Related Words for uncompletedlimited, raw, sketchy, hard, unpolished, simple, elementary, primitive, embryonic, elemental, bare, unadorned, undeveloped, incomplete, unfulfilled, unused, barren, untouched, vacant, part
Examples from the Web for uncompleted
Contemporary Examples of uncompleted
The service also connects labourers, ensuring everyone is aware of completed and uncompleted tasks.Smartphone Apps for the 21st Century Farmer
May 2, 2013
Historical Examples of uncompleted
Captain Lote grasped the significance of the uncompleted sentence.The Portygee
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Each of you two seems to me as yet incomplete, and your destinies yet uncompleted.A Strange Story, Complete
They had been too busy with their uncompleted toilettes to observe him at first.The Marriage of Elinor
Our lives, uncompleted, what meaning is there in such lives?The Reckoning
Robert W. Chambers
But I see only my Fakeer's garments, and think of my uncompleted vows.A Noble Queen, Vol. 3 (of 3)
Philip Meadows Taylor
- 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.