Definition of complete
(Entry 1 of 2)
1a : having all necessary parts, elements, or steps a complete diet
b of a protein : containing all essential amino acids Beans and grains combined together form a complete protein.
b : fully carried out : thorough a complete renovation
c of a football pass : legally caught
3 : brought to an end : concluded a complete period of time
4 : highly proficient a complete artist
5 of a subject or predicate : including modifiers, complements, or objects
6 of insect metamorphosis : characterized by the occurrence of a pupal stage between the motile immature stages and the adult — compare incomplete sense 3
7 : having all four sets of floral organs
8 of a metric space : having the property that every Cauchy sequence of elements converges to a limit in the space
: made complete by the inclusion of a birthday cake complete with candles
Definition of complete (Entry 2 of 2)
1 : to bring to an end and especially into a perfected state complete a painting
2a : to make whole or perfect Its song completes the charm of the bird. Her latest purchase completes her collection.
b : to mark the end of A rousing chorus completes the show.
3 : to carry out (a forward pass) successfully The quarterback completed 12 out of 18 passes.
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