- com|plete1 W1S2 [kəmˈpli:t] adj[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: complet, from Latin, past participle of complere 'to fill up', from com- ( COM-) + plere 'to fill']1.) [usually before noun]used to emphasize that a quality or situation is as great as it could possibly be= ↑total▪ The police were in complete control of the situation.▪ Their engagement came as a complete surprise to me.▪ This is a complete waste of time .a complete fool/idiot etc▪ Meg realized she'd been a complete fool.▪ a complete stranger▪ The darkness was almost complete.2.) including all parts, details, facts etc and with nothing missing= ↑whole≠ ↑incomplete▪ a complete set of china▪ The list below is not complete.▪ the complete works of Shakespeare (=a book, CD etc containing everything Shakespeare wrote)3.) [not before noun]finished≠ ↑incomplete▪ Work on the new building is nearly complete.4.) complete with sthhaving particular equipment or features▪ The house comes complete with swimming pool and sauna.>completeness n [U]▪ For the sake of completeness I should mention one further argument.complete 2complete2 W1S2 v [T]1.) to finish doing or making something, especially when it has taken a long time▪ The students have just completed their course.▪ The building took two years to complete.2.) to make something whole or perfect by adding what is missing▪ The child's task was to complete the sentences.▪ I need one more stamp to complete the set.3.) to write the information that is needed on a form= ↑fill out▪ In all, more than 650 people completed the questionnaire.▪ Send your completed form to the following address.
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.