Definition for COM-PLETE'

COM-PLETE', a. [L. completus, from compleo; con and pleo, inusit., to fill; It. compiere. The Greek has πλαω, to approach, to fill, contracted from πελαω, the primary sense of which is, to thrust or drive; and if the Latin pleo is from the Greek, which is probable, then the original orthography was peleo, compeleo; in which case, πλαω, πελαω, pleo, is the same word as the English fill. The Greek πληθω is said to be a derivative. Literally, filled; full.]

  1. Having no deficiency; perfect. And ye are complete in him who is the head of all principality and power. – Col. ii.
  2. Finished; ended; concluded; as, the edifice is complete. This course of vanity almost complete. – Prior. In strict propriety, this word admits of no comparison; for that which is complete, can not be more or less so. But as the word, like many others, is used with some indefiniteness of signification, it is customary to qualify it with more, most, less and least. More complete, most complete, less complete, are common expressions.
  3. In botany, a complete flower is one furnished with a calyx and corolla. – Vaillant. Or having all the parts of a flower. – Martyn.

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