Adjective "perfect" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈpəːfɪkt/perfectVerb/pəˈfɛkt/perfectNoun/ˈpəːfɪkt/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be.
  1. 'a perfect summer's day'
  2. 'A perfect game requires a perfect combination of skill, concentration, and luck.'
  3. 'Fashionable, somewhat attractive, her manners are perfect but her character is not.'
  4. 'Sailing has all of the requirements of a perfect summer sport.'
  5. 'At this point a special piece of equipment is required to make the perfect martini.'
  6. 'The moment they were waiting for came during a perfect summer sunset.'
  7. 'Aloe is the perfect houseplant because it requires little water and hardly any care.'
  8. 'He asked me out in the most romantic way possible and everything was perfect for years.'
  9. 'Two sisters sick of having to find the perfect tailor decided to do something about it.'
  10. 'It was just about the perfect summer night, not too hot and not too cool.'
  11. 'For me to achieve a perfect throw requires concentration and luck.'
  12. 'Since being truly perfect isn't possible, they will never feel truly convinced that they are loved.'
  13. 'He said it has been a pleasure babysitting the old powerhouse, which he says is in perfect condition and ready to start up again.'
  14. 'Washington gambled on a two-part plan that required luck and perfect timing.'
  15. 'In the mind's ear, one has an ideal of the perfect performance of a piece.'
  16. 'They have even put up notices locally, offering a £25 reward for the return of the bike in perfect condition.'
  17. 'As I landed it I was amazed at its excellent condition and perfect fins.'
  18. 'Despite our efforts, given the magnitude of the study we do not believe it is possible to create a perfect database.'
  19. 'Attempting to make sense of what happened, Joel finds a letter from her but refuses to open it for fear of shattering his ideal of the perfect life they shared.'
  20. 'Delivery vans are equipped with fridge and freezer compartments in order to ensure goods arrive in perfect condition.'
  21. 'Economics deals with real man, weak and subject to error as he is, not with ideal beings omniscient and perfect as only gods could be.'
  22. 'a perfect circle'
  23. 'I blew out puffs of smoke, watching as they came out as perfect circles and then dissolved into nothing.'
  24. 'Again, she left him impressed with her precise aim and perfect measuring of her distance.'
  25. 'You cannot measure both the position and the momentum of any particle with perfect accuracy.'
  26. 'All of her attacks struck with perfect accuracy but had very little effect on him.'
  27. 'When he regained his balance, he found a fist flying towards him with perfect accuracy.'
  28. 'A car pulls into the lot, disturbing the perfect circles made by the ripples.'
  29. 'It's a seemingly simple movement, but requires perfect form to be effective.'
  30. 'We cannot know the mind of the creator with sufficient certainty to predict this with perfect accuracy.'
  31. 'I spun in a complete circle, delivering mortal wounds to all of them with perfect precision.'
  32. 'She took a piece of chalk, and drawing, freehand, she drew an almost perfect circle on the floor.'
  33. 'the perfect present for golfers everywhere'
  34. 'And it was just his luck that she had managed to find a guy who would be absolutely perfect for her so quickly.'
  35. 'I jumped on the web, did a search for psychologists in my area and hit on a person who has proven over the past year to be perfect for me.'
  36. 'Unfortunately, he never cast me unless I was absolutely perfect for the part.'
  37. 'I couldn't help but display my knack of scanning a rack of women's clothes and picking out the exact, perfect combo for her to try.'
  38. 'We do miss your kooky yet lovable characters that are perfect for Saturday afternoon matinees.'
  39. 'She gave priceless performances as the precisely perfect foil for Groucho Marx.'
  40. 'Grilled chicken is an all-American summer classic, perfect for a picnic or a backyard dinner.'
  41. 'She's got real skill as a comedienne and the super-perkiness of the character is a perfect fit for her talents.'
  42. 'she was perfect in French'
Absolute; complete (used for emphasis)
  1. 'all that Joseph said made perfect sense to me'
  2. 'Sure, the ideal would be perfect control of documents as they get passed around and changed.'
  3. 'Structurally this makes perfect sense, as life gets denser and more morally complex as you go through your teenage years.'
  4. 'Like all parental guilt trips, the reasoning behind it made absolute and perfect sense.'
  5. 'In this view of history, infinitely perfectable humans progress towards the desirable end of perfect happiness.'
  6. 'All this, the writer suggests, Jesus makes possible by his perfect sacrifice.'
(of a number) equal to the sum of its positive divisors, e.g. the number 6, whose divisors (1, 2, 3) also add up to 6.
  1. 'Prior to publishing, he also found an upper bound on the least prime divisor of an odd perfect number.'
  2. 'The ninth, tenth, and eleventh perfect numbers were found after the twelfth was discovered.'
(of a tense) denoting a completed action or a state or habitual action which began in the past. The perfect tense is formed in English with have or has and the past participle, as in they have eaten and they have been eating (present perfect), they had eaten (past perfect), and they will have eaten (future perfect).
  1. 'First, it is relevant to the formation of the perfect tense in many European languages.'
(of a flower) having both stamens and carpels present and functional.

    verb

    Make (something) completely free from faults or defects; make as good as possible.
    1. 'What had happened by 1974 was that many of the new technologies of 1944 had been perfected, or at least made cheaper and more reliable.'
    2. 'A surgeon who has performed operations on different kinds of patients learns and perfects himself experimentally.'
    3. 'In the same way, the works a person does for himself are ‘life’ to him insofar as they sustain his life, because he maintains and perfects himself through them.'
    4. 'Other students recall that it was when she improved physically that she perfected a glacial superiority that intimidated some of them.'
    5. 'He has polished and perfected it to such a level of sophistication that few may find it easy to master.'
    6. 'In it, he argued that people were not prisoners of their own destiny, and that happiness was thus not to be found in simply following one's own inclinations, but in perfecting oneself through active cultivation.'
    7. 'She saw each stroke as perfecting herself, not even noticing where the others were.'
    8. 'Engineers had to perfect techniques and improve the organisation of services in order to control operational expenses.'
    9. 'Working in the privacy of your own home allows you to develop and perfect your skills.'
    10. 'All of these are unfortunately no more than vague calls for perfecting ourselves.'
    11. 'then urg'd, she perfects her illustrious toils'
    12. 'the heap was normally printed as white paper in the morning, turned at the midday break, and perfected in the afternoon'
    13. 'Having perfected his angsty, sheeny whine, he sounds good, even if he seems to spend most of this album jabbering about how late it is and what the weather's like in some city or other.'
    14. 'The limits of any jurisdiction to vacate orders made and perfected by courts of appeal have not been examined or stated by this Court in the criminal sphere.'
    15. 'The general rule, as I see it, is that once an order dismissing an appeal has been perfected the court has no jurisdiction to revive the appeal or to allow a fresh appeal to be brought.'
    16. 'The donor, having by then changed his mind, declines to perfect the imperfect gift in favour of the intended donee.'

    noun

    The perfect tense.

      Definitions

      1. conforming absolutely to the description or definition of an ideal type: a perfect sphere; a perfect gentleman.

      2. excellent or complete beyond practical or theoretical improvement: There is no perfect legal code. The proportions of this temple are almost perfect.

      3. exactly fitting the need in a certain situation or for a certain purpose: a perfect actor to play Mr. Micawber; a perfect saw for cutting out keyholes.

      4. entirely without any flaws, defects, or shortcoming

      More examples(as adjective)

      "people can be perfect for people."

      "greens can be perfect in/at/on mornings."

      "barrels can be perfect for things."

      "weathers can be perfect in/at/on todays."

      "weathers can be perfect for takeoffs."

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      Origin

      Middle English: from Old French perfet, from Latin perfectus ‘completed’, from the verb perficere, from per- ‘through, completely’ + facere ‘do’.