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English Dictionary: perfect by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
perfect
adj
  1. being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish; "a perfect circle"; "a perfect reproduction"; "perfect happiness"; "perfect manners"; "a perfect specimen"; "a perfect day"
    Antonym(s): imperfect
  2. 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"; "utter nonsense"; "the unadulterated truth"
    Synonym(s): arrant(a), complete(a), consummate(a), double-dyed(a), everlasting(a), gross(a), perfect(a), pure(a), sodding(a), stark(a), staring(a), thoroughgoing(a), utter(a), unadulterated
  3. precisely accurate or exact; "perfect timing"
n
  1. a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)
    Synonym(s): perfective, perfective tense, perfect, perfect tense
v
  1. make perfect or complete; "perfect your French in Paris!"
    Synonym(s): perfect, hone
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Perfect \Per"fect\, a. [OE. parfit, OF. parfit, parfet, parfait,
      F. parfait, L. perfectus, p. p. of perficere to carry to the
      end, to perform, finish, perfect; per (see {Per-}) + facere
      to make, do. See {Fact}.]
      1. Brought to consummation or completeness; completed; not
            defective nor redundant; having all the properties or
            qualities requisite to its nature and kind; without flaw,
            fault, or blemish; without error; mature; whole; pure;
            sound; right; correct.
  
                     My strength is made perfect in weakness. --2 Cor.
                                                                              xii. 9.
  
                     Three glorious suns, each one a perfect sun. --Shak.
  
                     I fear I am not in my perfect mind.   --Shak.
  
                     O most entire perfect sacrifice!         --Keble.
  
                     God made thee perfect, not immutable. --Milton.
  
      2. Well informed; certain; sure.
  
                     I am perfect that the Pannonains are now in arms.
                                                                              --Shak.
  
      3. (Bot.) Hermaphrodite; having both stamens and pistils; --
            said of flower.
  
      {Perfect cadence} (Mus.), a complete and satisfactory close
            in harmony, as upon the tonic preceded by the dominant.
  
      {Perfect chord} (Mus.), a concord or union of sounds which is
            perfectly coalescent and agreeable to the ear, as the
            unison, octave, fifth, and fourth; a perfect consonance; a
            common chord in its original position of keynote, third,
            fifth, and octave.
  
      {Perfect number} (Arith.), a number equal to the sum of all
            its divisors; as, 28, whose aliquot parts, or divisors,
            are 14, 7, 4, 2, 1. See {Abundant number}, under
            {Abundant}. --Brande & C.
  
      {Perfect tense} (Gram.), a tense which expresses an act or
            state completed.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Perfect \Per"fect\, n.
      The perfect tense, or a form in that tense.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Perfect \Per"fect\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Perfected}; p. pr. &
      vb. n. {Perfecting}.] [L. perfectus, p. p. of perficere. See
      {Perfect}, a.]
      To make perfect; to finish or complete, so as to leave
      nothing wanting; to give to anything all that is requisite to
      its nature and kind.
  
               God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfect in us. --1
                                                                              John iv. 12.
  
               Inquire into the nature and properties of the things, .
               . . and thereby perfect our ideas of their distinct
               species.                                                --Locke.
  
      {Perfecting press} (Print.), a press in which the printing on
            both sides of the paper is completed in one passage
            through the machine.
  
      Syn: To finish; accomplish; complete; consummate.
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