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1. perfect, perfect tense, perfective, perfective tense

a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)


2. hone, perfect

make perfect or complete

Example Sentences:
'perfect your French in Paris!'


3. perfect

being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish

Example Sentences:
'a perfect circle'
'a perfect reproduction'
'perfect happiness'
'perfect manners'
'a perfect specimen'
'a perfect day'

4. arrant, complete, consummate, double-dyed, everlasting, gross, perfect, pure, sodding, staring, stark, thoroughgoing, unadulterated, utter

without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers

Example Sentences:
'an arrant fool'
'a complete coward'
'a consummate fool'
'a double-dyed villain'
'gross negligence'
'a perfect idiot'
'pure folly'
'what a sodding mess'
'stark staring mad'
'a thoroughgoing villain'
'utter nonsense'
'the unadulterated truth'

5. perfect

precisely accurate or exact

Example Sentences:
'perfect timing'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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adjective (ˈpɜːfɪkt )
having all essential elements
unblemished; faultless
a perfect gemstone
correct or precise
perfect timing
utter or absolute
a perfect stranger
excellent in all respects
a perfect day
6. mathematics
exactly divisible into equal integral or polynomial roots
36 is a perfect square
7. botany
(of flowers) having functional stamens and pistils
(of plants) having all parts present
8. grammar
denoting a tense of verbs used in describing an action that has been completed by the subject. In English this is a compound tense, formed with have or has plus the past participle
9. music
of or relating to the intervals of the unison, fourth, fifth, and octave
b. Also: full, final
(of a cadence) ending on the tonic chord, giving a feeling of conclusion
Compare imperfect (sense 6)
10. archaic
positive certain, or assured
noun (ˈpɜːfɪkt )
11. grammar
the perfect tense
a verb in this tense
verb (pəˈfɛkt ) (transitive)
to make perfect; improve to one's satisfaction
he is in Paris to perfect his French
to make fully accomplished
14. printing
to print the reverse side of (a printed sheet of paper)

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see synonyms of perfect
complete in all respects; without defect or omission; sound; flawless
in a condition of complete excellence, as in skill or quantity; faultless; most excellent; sometimes used comparatively
“to create a more perfect union”
completely correct or accurate; exact; precise
a perfect copy
without reserve or qualification; pure; utter; sheer; absolute
a perfect fool, perfect stranger
designating a binding of books in which pages are glued to cloth or paper at the spine rather than having the signatures sewn together
6.  Botany
7.  Grammar
expressing or showing a state or action completed at the time of speaking or at the time indicated: verbs have three perfect tenses: simple (or present) perfect, past perfect (or pluperfect), and future perfect
8.  Music
designating an interval of a unison, fourth, fifth, or octave
verb transitive
to bring to completion
to make perfect or more nearly perfect according to a given standard, as by training
the perfect tense
a verb form in this tense

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of perfect
1. Lacking nothing essential to the whole; complete of its nature or kind.
2. Being without defect or blemish: a perfect specimen.
3. Thoroughly skilled or talented in a certain field or area; proficient.
4. Completely suited for a particular purpose or situation: She was the perfect actress for the part.
a. Completely corresponding to a description, standard, or type: a perfect circle; a perfect gentleman.
b. Accurately reproducing an original: a perfect copy of the painting.
6. Complete; thorough; utter: a perfect fool.
7. Pure; undiluted; unmixed: perfect red.
8. Excellent and delightful in all respects: a perfect day.
9. Botany Having both stamens and pistils in the same flower; monoclinous.
10. Capable of sexual reproduction. Used of fungi.
11. Grammar Of, relating to, or constituting a verb form expressing action completed prior to a fixed point of reference in time.
12. Music Designating the three basic intervals of the octave, fourth, and fifth.
1. Grammar The aspect of a verb that expresses action completed prior to a fixed point of reference in time.
2. A verb or verb form having this aspect.
tr.v. (pər-fĕkt) per·fect·ed, per·fect·ing, per·fects
To bring to perfection or completion: perfected the technique to isolate the virus.

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