|1.||[ adjective ] 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"
|Related terms:||imperfect ideal idealized complete idealised faultless flawless idyllic clean down perfectible uncorrupted errorless clear cold pluperfect mint exact utopian unbroken unblemished perfection|
|2.||[ verb ] make perfect or complete|
"perfect your French in Paris!"
|Related terms:||better optimize polish perfection|
|3.||[ adjective ] precisely accurate or exact|
|4.||[ adjective ] without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers|
|Synonyms:||utter pure double-dyed everlasting complete gross sodding stark staring thoroughgoing consummate arrant|
"an arrant fool" "a complete coward" "a consummate fool" "gross negligence" "a perfect idiot" "pure folly" "what a sodding mess" "stark staring mad" "utter nonsense"
|5.||[ verb ] make perfect; bring to perfection|
|Related terms:||carry_through consummation|
|6.||[ noun ] (grammar) a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)|
|Synonyms:||perfect_tense perfective_tense perfective|
|Related terms:||tense future_perfect past_perfect present_perfect|