Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Completely adverb In a complete manner; fully.
Completement noun Act of completing or perfecting; completion. [ Obsolete] Dryden.
Completeness noun The state of being complete.
[ Latin completio
a filling, a fulfillment.] 1. The act or process of making complete; the getting through to the end; as, the completion of an undertaking, an education, a service.
The completion of some repairs. 2. State of being complete; fulfillment; accomplishment; realization.
Predictions receiving their completion in Christ.
Completive adjective [ Latin completivus : confer French complétif .] Making complete. [ R.] J. Harris.
Completory adjective Serving to fulfill.
Completory of ancient presignifications.
[ Latin completorium
.] (Eccl.) Same as Compline .
[ Latin complexus
, past participle of complecti
to entwine around, comprise; com-
to twist, akin to plicare
to fold. See Plait
] 1. Composed of two or more parts; composite; not simple; as, a complex being; a complex idea.
Ideas thus made up of several simple ones put together, I call complex ; such as beauty, gratitude, a man, an army, the universe. 2. Involving many parts; complicated; intricate.
When the actual motions of the heavens are calculated in the best possible way, the process is difficult and complex . Complex fraction
. See Fraction .
-- Complex number (Math.)
, in the theory of numbers, an expression of the form a + b√-1 , when a and b are ordinary integers. Syn.
-- See Intricate
[ Latin complexus
] Assemblage of related things; collection; complication.
This parable of the wedding supper comprehends in it the whole complex of all the blessings and privileges exhibited by the gospel. Complex of lines (Geom.)
, all the possible straight lines in space being considered, the entire system of lines which satisfy a single relation constitute a complex ; as, all the lines which meet a given curve make up a complex . The lines which satisfy two relations constitute a congruency of lines; as, the entire system of lines, each one of which meets two given surfaces, is a congruency .
Complexed (kŏm*plĕkst") adjective Complex, complicated. [ Obsolete] " Complexed significations." Sir T. Browne.
(kŏm*plĕks"ĕd*nĕs) noun The quality or state of being complex or involved; complication.
The complexedness of these moral ideas.
[ French complexion
, from Latin complexio
. See Complex
, adjective ] 1. The state of being complex; complexity.
Though the terms of propositions may be complex, yet . . . it is properly called a simple syllogism, since the complexion does not belong to the syllogistic form of it. 2. A combination; a complex.
This paragraph is . . . a complexion of sophisms. 3. The bodily constitution; the temperament; habitude, or natural disposition; character; nature.
If his complexion incline him to melancholy.
It is the complexion of them all to leave the dam. 4. The color or hue of the skin, esp. of the face.
Tall was her stature, her complexion dark.
Between the pale complexion of true love, 5. The general appearance or aspect; as, the complexion of the sky; the complexion of the news.
And the red glow of scorn and proud disdain.
l) adjective Of or pertaining to constitutional complexion.
A moral rather than a complexional timidity.
Complexionally adverb Constitutionally.
Though corruptible, not complexionally vicious.
Complexionary adjective Pertaining to the complexion, or to the care of it. Jer. Taylor.
(kŏm*plĕk"shŭnd) adjective Having (such) a complexion; -- used in composition; as, a dark- complexioned or a ruddy- complexioned person.
A flower is the best- complexioned grass, as a pearl is the best-colored clay.
; plural Complexities
. [ Confer French complexité
.] 1. The state of being complex; intricacy; entanglement.
The objects of society are of the greatest possible complexity . 2. That which is complex; intricacy; complication.
Of Arthur's palace.
Complexly adverb In a complex manner; not simply.
Complexness noun The state of being complex; complexity. A. Smith.
Complexus noun [ Latin , an embracing.] A complex; an aggregate of parts; a complication.
Compliable adjective Capable of bending or yielding; apt to yield; compliant.
Another compliable mind.
The Jews . . . had made their religion compliable , and accommodated to their passions.
[ See Comply
.] 1. The act of complying; a yielding; as to a desire, demand, or proposal; concession; submission.
What compliances will remove dissension?
Ready compliance with the wishes of his people. 2. A disposition to yield to others; complaisance.
A man of few words and of great compliance . Syn.
-- Concession; submission; consent; obedience; performance; execution; acquiescence; assent.
Compliancy noun Compliance; disposition to yield to others. Goldsmith.
Compliant adjective Yielding; bending; pliant; submissive. "The compliant boughs." Milton.
Compliantly adverb In a compliant manner.
Complicacy noun A state of being complicate or intricate. Mitford.
Complicant adjective [ Latin complicans , present participle] (Zoology) Overlapping, as the elytra of certain beetles.
[ Latin complicatus
, past participle of complicare
to fold together. See Complex
.] 1. Composed of two or more parts united; complex; complicated; involved.
How poor, how rich, how abject, how august, 2. (Botany) Folded together, or upon itself, with the fold running lengthwise.
How complicate , how wonderful is man!
Complicate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Complicated
; present participle & verbal noun Complicating
.] To fold or twist together; to combine intricately; to make complex; to combine or associate so as to make intricate or difficult.
Nor can his complicated sinews fail.
Avarice and luxury very often become one complicated principle of action.
When the disease is complicated with other diseases.
Complicately adverb In a complex manner.
Complicateness noun Complexity. Sir M. Hale.
[ Latin compliasion
: confer French complication
.] 1. The act or process of complicating; the state of being complicated; intricate or confused relation of parts; entanglement; complexity.
A complication of diseases.
Through and beyond these dark complications of the present, the New England founders looked to the great necessities of future times. 2. (Medicine) A disease or diseases, or adventitious circumstances or conditions, coexistent with and modifying a primary disease, but not necessarily connected with it.
; plural Complices
. [ French, from Latin complex
, - plicis
, closely connected with one, confederate. See Complicate
, and confer Accomplice
.] An accomplice.
To quell the rebels and their complices .
; plural Complicities
. [ French complicité
.] The state of being an accomplice; participation in guilt.
Complier noun One who complies, yields, or obeys; one of an easy, yielding temper. Swift.
[ French compliment
. It complimento
, from comlire
to compliment, finish, suit, from Latin complere
to fill up. See Complete
, and confer Complement
.] An expression, by word or act, of approbation, regard, confidence, civility, or admiration; a flattering speech or attention; a ceremonious greeting; as, to send one's compliments to a friend.
Tedious waste of time, to sit and hear
So many hollow compliments and lies.
Many a compliment politely penned. To make one a compliment
, to show one respect; to praise one in a flattering way. Locke.
-- To make one's compliments to
, to offer formal courtesies to.
-- To stand on compliment
, to treat with ceremony. Syn.
-- See Adulation
Compliment transitive verb To praise, flatter, or gratify, by expressions of approbation, respect, or congratulation; to make or pay a compliment to.
Monarchs should their inward soul disguise; . . . Syn.
Should compliment their foes and shun their friends.
-- To praise; flatter; adulate; commend.
Compliment intransitive verb To pass compliments; to use conventional expressions of respect.
I make the interlocutors, upon occasion, compliment with one another.
Complimental adjective Complimentary.
Languages . . . grow rich and abundant in complimental phrases, and such froth.
Sir H. Wotton.
[ Obsolete] Boyle.
[ Obsolete] Hammond.
Complimentary adjective Expressive of regard or praise; of the nature of, or containing, a compliment; as, a complimentary remark; a complimentary ticket. " Complimentary addresses." Prescott.
Complimentative adjective Complimentary. [ R.] Boswell.
Complimenter noun One who compliments; one given to complimenting; a flatterer.
Compline, Complin noun
[ From Middle English complie
, Old French complie
, French complies
, plural, from Late Latin completa
(prop. fem. of Latin completus
) the religious exercise which completes and closes the service of the day. See Complete
.] (Eccl.) The last division of the Roman Catholic breviary; the seventh and last of the canonical hours of the Western church; the last prayer of the day, to be said after sunset.
The custom of godly man been to shut up the evening with a compline of prayer at nine of the night.
[ French complot
, probably for comploit
, from Latin complicitum
, propast participle p. of complicare
, but equiv. to complicatio
complication, entangling. See Complicate
, and confer Plot
.] A plotting together; a confederacy in some evil design; a conspiracy.
I know their complot is to have my life.
Complot transitive verb & i.
[ imperfect & past participle Complotted
; present participle & verbal noun Complotting
.] [ Confer French comploter
, from complot
.] To plot or plan together; to conspire; to join in a secret design.
We find them complotting together, and contriving a new scene of miseries to the Trojans.
Complotment noun A plotting together. [ R.]
Complotter noun One joined in a plot. Dryden.
Complutensian adjective Of or pertaining to Complutum (now Alcala de Henares) a city near Madrid; as, the Complutensian Bible.
Compluvium noun [ Latin ] (Architecture) A space left unroofed over the court of a Roman dwelling, through which the rain fell into the impluvium or cistern.