- perfect [pʉr′fikt; ] for v. [ pər fekt′]adj.[ME perfit < OFr parfit < L perfectus, pp. of perficere, to finish < per-, through (see PER-) + facere, to make, DO1: mod. sp. is Latinized]1. complete in all respects; without defect or omission; sound; flawless2. in a condition of complete excellence, as in skill or quantity; faultless; most excellent; sometimes used comparatively [“to create a more perfect union”]3. completely correct or accurate; exact; precise [a perfect copy]4. without reserve or qualification; pure; utter; sheer; absolute [a perfect fool, perfect stranger]5. designating a binding of books in which pages are glued to cloth or paper at the spine rather than having the signatures sewn together6. Bot. MONOCLINOUS7. Gram. expressing or showing a state or 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 perfect8. Music designating an interval of a unison, fourth, fifth, or octavevt.1. to bring to completion2. to make perfect or more nearly perfect according to a given standard, as by trainingn.1. the perfect tense2. a verb form in this tenseperfectern.perfectnessn.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.