compleat
adjective Etymology: archaic variant of complete in The Compleat Angler (1653) by Izaak Walton Date: 1526 having all necessary or desired elements or skills ; complete; also classic, quintessential

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  • compleat — archaic spelling of COMPLETE (Cf. complete) (q.v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • compleat — [kəm plēt′] adj. archaic sp. of COMPLETE …   English World dictionary

  • compleat — /keuhm pleet /, adj. highly skilled and accomplished in all aspects; complete; total: the compleat actor, at home in comedy and tragedy. [1875 80; earlier sp. of COMPLETE, used phrasally in allusion to THE COMPLEAT ANGLER] * * * …   Universalium

  • compleat — com•pleat [[t]kəmˈplit[/t]] adj. cvb highly skilled; expert • Etymology: 1875–80; earlier sp. of complete, used in allusion to The Compleat Angler (1653), by Izaak Walton …   From formal English to slang

  • compleat — archaic var. of COMPLETE. * * * compleat arch. spelling of complete …   Useful english dictionary

  • compleat — 1. verb a) to finish; to make done; to reach the end. b) to make whole or entire. 2. adjective a) with everything included; entire …   Wiktionary

  • compleat — adjective & verb archaic spelling of complete …   English new terms dictionary

  • compleat — /kɒmˈplit/ (say kom pleet) adjective Archaic → complete (def. 3) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Compleat Angler Hotel — The Compleat Angler Hotel was a modest three story hotel on the island of North Bimini in the Bahamas. The establishment, located in the center of Alice Town, contained 12 guestrooms in addition to its rowdy bar. It is notable for its association …   Wikipedia

  • Compleat Angler Hotel — Das Compleat Angler Hotel war ein einfaches dreistöckiges Hotel auf North Bimini in den Bahamas. Es wurde 1935 von Henry und Helen Duncombe errichtet, nachdem ihr erstes Haus „The Dower House“ im November des Vorjahres durch ein Feuer zerstört… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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