from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or characterized by a highly developed or wide-ranging skill or proficiency: "The compleat speechwriter ... comes to anonymity from Harvard Law” ( Israel Shenker).
  • adj. Being an outstanding example of a kind; quintessential: "Here was the compleat modern misfit: the very air appeared to poison him; his every step looked treacherous and hard won” ( Stephen Schiff).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to finish; to make done; to reach the end.
  • v. to make whole or entire.
  • adj. with everything included; entire, total.
  • adj. quintessential.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete spelling of complete.


Variant of complete.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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