Definitions for: Perfect


[n] a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)
[adj] precisely accurate or exact; "perfect timing"
[adj] being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish; "a perfect circle"; "a perfect reproduction"; "perfect happiness"; "perfect manners"; "a perfect specimen"; "a perfect day"
[v] make perfect or complete; "perfect your French in Paris!"
[v] make perfect; bring to perfection



Webster (1913) Definition: Per"fect, a. [OE. parfit, OF. parfit, parfet, parfait,
F. parfait, L. perfectus, p. p. of perficere to carry to the
end, to perform, finish, perfect; per (see Per-) + facere
to make, do. See Fact.]
1. Brought to consummation or completeness; completed; not
defective nor redundant; having all the properties or
qualities requisite to its nature and kind; without flaw,
fault, or blemish; without error; mature; whole; pure;
sound; right; correct.

My strength is made perfect in weakness. --2 Cor.
xii. 9.

Three glorious suns, each one a perfect sun. --Shak.

I fear I am not in my perfect mind. --Shak.

O most entire perfect sacrifice! --Keble.

God made thee perfect, not immutable. --Milton.

2. Well informed; certain; sure.

I am perfect that the Pannonains are now in arms.
--Shak.

3. (Bot.) Hermaphrodite; having both stamens and pistils; --
said of flower.

Perfect cadence (Mus.), a complete and satisfactory close
in harmony, as upon the tonic preceded by the dominant.

Perfect chord (Mus.), a concord or union of sounds which is
perfectly coalescent and agreeable to the ear, as the
unison, octave, fifth, and fourth; a perfect consonance; a
common chord in its original position of keynote, third,
fifth, and octave.

Perfect number (Arith.), a number equal to the sum of all
its divisors; as, 28, whose aliquot parts, or divisors,
are 14, 7, 4, 2, 1. See Abundant number, under
Abundant. --Brande & C.

Perfect tense (Gram.), a tense which expresses an act or
state completed.



Syn: Finished; consummate; complete; entire; faultless;
blameless; unblemished.


Per"fect, n.
The perfect tense, or a form in that tense.


Per"fect, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Perfected; p. pr. &
vb. n. Perfecting.] [L. perfectus, p. p. of perficere. See
Perfect, a.]
To make perfect; to finish or complete, so as to leave
nothing wanting; to give to anything all that is requisite to
its nature and kind.

God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfect in us. --1
John iv. 12.

Inquire into the nature and properties of the things, .
. . and thereby perfect our ideas of their distinct
species. --Locke.

Perfecting press (Print.), a press in which the printing on
both sides of the paper is completed in one passage
through the machine.

Syn: To finish; accomplish; complete; consummate.

Synonyms: clean, clear, cold, complete, consummate, consummate, down, down pat(p), errorless, exact, faultless, flawless, hone, ideal, idealised, idealized, idyllic, immaculate, impeccable, mastered, mint(a), perfect tense, perfectible, perfective, perfective tense, pluperfect, uncorrupted, undefiled, unflawed

Antonyms: imperfect

See Also: accomplish, ameliorate, amend, better, brush up, carry out, carry through, execute, fulfil, fulfill, future perfect, future perfect tense, improve, meliorate, optimise, optimize, past perfect, past perfect tense, pluferfect tense, pluperfect, polish, polish up, present perfect, present perfect tense, round, round off, tense, unblemished, unbroken, utopian

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