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Definition for: perfect

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English

Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
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Etymology

From Middle English perfit , from Old French parfit , from Latin perfectus , perfect passive participle of perficere , to finish, from per- , through, thorough, + facere , to do, to make

Pronunciation

Adjective

  • ( RP ):
    • IPA: /ˈpɜːfɪkt/
    • SAMPA: / "p3:fIkt/
  • ( US, Canada ):
    • IPA: /ˈpɝːfɪkt/, /ˈpɝːfɛkt/
    • SAMPA: / "p3`:fIkt /

Adjective

perfect ( comparative more perfect , superlative most perfect )

  1. Fitting its definition precisely.
    a perfect circle
  2. Having all of its parts in harmony with a common purpose.
    That bucket with the hole in the bottom is a poor bucket, but it is perfect for watering plants.
  3. Thoroughly skilled or talented
    practice makes perfect
  4. Excellent and delightful in all respects
    a perfect day
  5. ( grammar ) ( of a tense or verb form ) Representing a completed action.
  6. ( biology ) Sexually mature and fully differentiated.
  7. ( botany ) Having both male (stamens) and female (carpels) parts.

Synonyms

Antonyms

Derived terms

Related terms

  • imperfect
  • imperfective
  • perfective
  • pluperfect

Translations

fitting its definition precisely

  • Bulgarian: съвършен (sǎvǎršen) m . , съвършена (sǎvǎršena) f . , съвършено (sǎvǎršeno) n .
  • Chinese: 完美 (wánměi)
  • Dutch: perfect, perfecte
  • Finnish: täydellinen
  • French: parfait m . , parfaite f .
  • Italian: perfetto m . , perfetta f .
  • Swedish: fullkomlig, fulländad, perfekt

having all of its parts in harmony with a common purpose

  • Dutch: perfect, perfecte
  • Finnish: täydellinen
  • French: parfait m . , parfaite f .
  • Italian: perfetto m . , perfetta f .
  • Swedish: fullkomlig, fulländad, perfekt
  • Telugu: సంపూర్ణ (sampoorNa), పరిపూర్ణ (paripoorNa)

thoroughly skilled or talented

  • Swedish: fullkomlig, fulländad, perfekt

excellent and delightful in all respects

  • Swedish: fantastisk, perfekt, väldigt fin, underbar, utmärkt
  • Telugu: పరిపూర్ణ (paripoorNa)

grammar: of a tense or verb form: representing a completed action

  • Dutch: voltooid, voltooide
  • Finnish: perfektinen, perfekti-
  • French: parfait m . , parfaite f .
  • Swedish: perfekt

biology: sexually mature and fully differentiated

  • Swedish: fullt utvecklad

botany: having both male and female parts

  • Finnish: kaksineuvoinen, täydellinen
  • Chinese : 完善 (wán shàn)
  • Ido : perfekta
  • Polish : (1,2) doskonały m . , doskonała f . , doskonałe n, f plural , doskonali m . pl .
  • Spanish : perfecto
  • Japanese : 完璧, かんぺき (kanpeki)

Pronunciation

Verb

  • ( RP ):
    • IPA: /pəˈfɛkt/
    • SAMPA: / p@"fEkt /
  • ( US, Canada ):
    • IPA: /pɚˈfɛkt/
    • SAMPA: / p@`"fEkt /

Transitive verb

to perfect ( third-person singular simple present perfects , present participle perfecting , simple past perfected , past participle perfected )

  1. To make perfect.
    I am going to perfect this article.


Translations

make perfect

  • Dutch: perfectioneren
  • Finnish: tehdä täydelliseksi
  • German: vollenden, perfektionieren
  • Spanish: perfeccionar
  • Swedish: finslipa, fullkomna, fullända, förbättra, förfina, göra perfekt

Other Translations for "perfect"

Braille 6 Dot
Braille 8 Dot
Sign Language Spelling
Morse Codeperfect
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Pig Latinerfectpay

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