Perfect meaning

pûr'fĭkt
The definition of perfect is someone or something that is excellent, correct and flawless.

An example of perfect is a soft avocado without bruises.

An example of perfect is a female singer who sings contralto, mezzo soprano and soprano.

An example of perfect is right size allen wrench for the job.

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Lacking nothing essential to the whole; complete of its nature or kind.
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Thoroughly skilled or talented in a certain field or area; proficient.
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Being without defect or blemish.

A perfect specimen.

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Completely suited for a particular purpose or situation.

She was the perfect actress for the part.

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Having both stamens and pistils in the same flower; monoclinous.
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Expressing or showing a state reached or an action completed at the time of speaking or at the time indicated: verbs have three perfect tenses: simple (or present) perfect, past perfect (or pluperfect), and future perfect.
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Fitting its definition precisely.

A perfect circle.

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Perfect is defined as to complete something or sharpen one's skills.

An example of perfect is a gymnast achieving a landing without a slip up.

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Complete; thorough; utter.

A perfect fool.

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Excellent and delightful in all respects.

A perfect day.

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Of, relating to, or constituting a verb form expressing action completed prior to a fixed point of reference in time.
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Designating the three basic intervals of the octave, fourth, and fifth.
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The perfect tense.
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A verb or verb form in the perfect tense.
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To bring to perfection or completion.

Perfected the technique to isolate the virus.

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Complete in all respects; without defect or omission; sound; flawless.
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In a condition of complete excellence, as in skill or quantity; faultless; most excellent; sometimes used comparatively.

“to create a more perfect union”

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Completely correct or accurate; exact; precise.

A perfect copy.

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Without reserve or qualification; pure; utter; sheer; absolute.

A perfect fool, perfect stranger.

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Designating a binding of books in which pages are glued to cloth or paper at the spine rather than having the signatures sewn together.
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Designating an interval of a unison, fourth, fifth, or octave.
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To bring to completion.
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To make perfect or more nearly perfect according to a given standard, as by training.
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A perfect tense.
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A verb form in a perfect tense.
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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.

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Without fault or mistake; thoroughly skilled or talented.

Practice makes perfect.

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Excellent and delightful in all respects.

A perfect day.

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(grammar, of a tense or verb form) Representing a completed action.
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(biology) Sexually mature and fully differentiated.
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(botany) Of flowers, having both male (stamens) and female (carpels) parts.
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(analysis) Of a set, that it is equal to its set of limit points, i.e. set A is perfect if A=A'.
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(music) Describing an interval or any compound interval of a unison, octave, or fourths and fifths that are not tritones.
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(of a cocktail) Made with equal parts of sweet and dry vermouth.

A perfect Manhattan; a perfect Rob Roy.

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(grammar) The perfect tense, or a form in that tense.
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To make perfect; to improve or hone.

I am going to perfect this article.

You spend too much time trying to perfect your dancing.

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(law) To take an action, usually the filing of a document in the correct venue, that secures a legal right.

Perfect an appeal; perfect an interest; perfect a judgment.

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Pure; undiluted; unmixed.

Perfect red.

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Capable of sexual reproduction. Used of fungi.
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Origin of perfect

  • Middle English perfit from Old French parfit from Latin perfectus past participle of perficere to finish per- per- facere to do dhē- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English perfit, from Old French parfit (modern: parfait), from Latin perfectus, perfect passive participle of perficere (“to finish"), from per- (“through, thorough") + facere (“to do, to make"). Spelling modified 15c. to conform Latin etymology.
    From Wiktionary
  • From perfect (adjective) or from Latin perfectus
    From Wiktionary