Meaning of “perfect” in the English Dictionary

"perfect" in English

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uk /ˈpɜː.fekt/ us /ˈpɝː.fekt/

perfect adjective (WITHOUT FAULT)

A2 complete and correct in every way, of the best possible type or without fault:

a perfect day
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
This church is a perfect example of medieval architecture.
You have a perfect English accent.
The car is five years old but is in almost perfect condition.
She thought at last she'd found the perfect man.

C2 used to emphasize a noun:

It makes perfect sense.
a perfect stranger

B1 exactly right for someone or something:

You'd be perfect for the job.
The weather's just perfect for swimming.

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perfectnoun [ S ]

uk /ˈpɜː.fekt/ us /ˈpɝː.fekt/ specialized
the perfect (tense)

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B2 the tense of a verb that shows action that has happened in the past or before another time or event:

In English, the perfect is formed with "have" and the past participle of the verb.

perfectverb [ T ]

uk /pəˈfekt/ us /pɝːˈ/

(Definition of “perfect” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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us /ˈpɜr·fɪkt/

perfect adjective (RIGHT)

complete and right in every way; having nothing wrong:

The car is two years old but it’s in perfect condition.

You can also use perfect to mean complete and emphasize the noun that comes after it:

I felt like a perfect fool when I forgot her name.

perfect adjective (BEST)

exactly right for a particular purpose or situation; being the best possible:

It was a warm, sunny day, a perfect afternoon for a ballgame.

perfect adjective (GRAMMAR)

grammar [ not gradable ] having the tense of a verb that shows action that has happened in the past or before another time or event and has continued up to the present or up to a particular point

perfectverb [ T ]

us /pərˈfekt/

to make something perfect:

She practices tennis whenever she can, hoping to perfect her serve.

(Definition of “perfect” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)