Friday, January 11, 2008

word for 2008 - complete

com·plete –adjective

1. having all parts or elements; lacking nothing; whole; entire; full: a complete set of Mark Twain's writings.

2. finished; ended; concluded: a complete orbit.

3. having all the required or customary characteristics, skills, or the like; consummate; perfect in kind or quality: a complete scholar.

4. thorough; entire; total; undivided, uncompromised, or unmodified: a complete victory; a complete mess.

5. Grammar. having all modifying or complementary elements included: The complete subject of “The dappled pony gazed over the fence” is “The dappled pony.” Compare simple (def. 20).

6. Also, completed. Football. (of a forward pass) caught by a receiver.

7. Logic. (of a set of axioms) such that every true proposition able to be formulated in terms of the basic ideas of a given system is deducible from the set. Compare incomplete (def. 4b).

8. Engineering. noting a determinate truss having the least number of members required to connect the panel points so as to form a system of triangles. Compare incomplete (def. 3), redundant (def. 5c).

9. (of persons) accomplished; skilled; expert.

com·plete - verb

10. to make whole or entire: I need three more words to complete the puzzle.

11. to make perfect: His parting look of impotent rage completed my revenge.

12. to bring to an end; finish: Has he completed his new novel yet?

13. to consummate.

Part of Speech: adjective 1
Definition: total
Synonyms: all, entire, exhaustive, faultless, full, full-dress, gross, imperforate, intact, integral, integrated, organic, outright, plenary, replete, the works*, thorough, thoroughgoing, unabbreviated, unabridged, unbroken, uncondensed, uncut, undiminished, undivided, undocked, unexpurgated, unimpaired, unitary, unreduced, whole, whole enchilada*, whole-hog*, whole-length
Antonyms: condensed, deficient, expurgated, incomplete, lacking, missing, short, wanting

Part of Speech: adjective 2
Definition: finished
Synonyms: accomplished, achieved, all over, all-embracing, all-inclusive, attained, compassed, concluded, consummate, done, done with, down, effected, ended, entire, executed, fini*, finished off, full, full-fledged, home free*, perfect, plenary, realized, sweeping, terminated, thorough
Antonyms: incomplete, unfinished


Part of Speech: adjective 3
Definition: absolute
Synonyms: blank, blanket, categorical, consummate, downright, flawless, impeccable, out-and-out, outright, perfect, positive, sheer, thorough, thoroughgoing, total, unblemished, unconditional, unmitigated, unqualified, utter, whole
Antonyms: incomplete, inconclusive, partial

Part of Speech: verb
Definition: carry out
Synonyms: accomplish, achieve, actualize, cap, carry off, close, conclude, consummate, crown, determine, develop, discharge, do, do thoroughly, effect, effectuate, elaborate, end, equip, execute, fill, finalize, finish, fulfill, furnish, get through, halt, make good*, make up, perfect, perform, realize, refine, round off, round out, settle, sew up*, supplement, terminate, ultimate, wind up*, wrap up*
Antonyms: forget, give up, halt, ignore, neglect

Definitions of complete on the Web

* having every necessary or normal part or component or step; "a complete meal"; "a complete wardrobe"; "a complete set of the Britannica"; "a ...
* come or bring to a finish or an end; "He finished the dishes"; "She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree"; "The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours"
* bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements; "A child would complete the family"
* perfect and complete in every respect; having all necessary qualities; "a complete gentleman"; "consummate happiness"; "a consummate performance"
* dispatch: complete or carry out; "discharge one's duties"
* accomplished: highly skilled; "an accomplished pianist"; "a complete musician"
* complete a pass
* arrant(a): without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers; "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 ...
* having come or been brought to a conclusion; "the harvesting was complete"; "the affair is over, ended, finished"; "the abruptly terminated interview"
* write all the required information onto a form; "fill out this questionnaire, please!"; "make out a form"


Kel said...

what an interesting word for the year

wishing abundant manifestation of it in your life

Candy said...

Very interesting word. You're off to a good start! You have completely defined it!! It will be interesting to see how it plays out throughout the year.

Patchouli said...

Complete already? But I'm just starting the second half of my life! Okay, okay, the first half of my life is complete--I'll receive that blessing from you..

Sarah Louise said...