From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishperfectper‧fect1 /ˈpɜːfɪkt $ ˈpɜːr-/ ●●●S2W2 adjective1PERFECTnot having any mistakes, faults, or damageOPP imperfectHis English was perfect.The car was in perfect condition.You’re very lucky to have perfect teeth.a perfect performanceIn a perfect world, we wouldn’t need an army.2PERFECTas good as possible, or the best of its kindThe weather was perfect the whole week.a perfect example of Gothic architectureThe clothes were a perfect fit.a perfect solution to the problemRonnie was in perfect health.perfect timing (=used when something happens at exactly the right time)Good, you’re home. Perfect timing – dinner’s on the table.3GOOD/EXCELLENTexactly what is needed for a particular purpose, situation, or personSYN idealThat’s perfect! Just the way I wanted it to look.Crusty bread is the perfect accompaniment to this soup.perfect forThe land is perfect for sheep farming.perfect way/place/time etc to do somethingShe thought she’d found the perfect place to live.perfect day/place/person etc for somethinga perfect day for a picnicthe perfect actor for the part4 →nobody’s perfect5 →have a perfect right to do something6 →perfect stranger/fool/angel etc7 →perfect storm →perfectly, → practice makes perfectat practice(9), → present perfect, past perfectCOLLOCATIONS – Meanings 1,2 & 3adverbsabsolutely perfectHis sight is absolutely perfect.quite perfect written (=absolutely perfect)The old bottle was very dark blue and quite perfect.almost/nearly/near perfectHis collection included an almost perfect skeleton of an armadillo.Her performance was near perfect.less than perfect (=not perfect)So many excellent writers, for example Byron and Keats, were less than perfect spellers. far from perfect (=not at all perfect)The weather conditions were far from perfect.technically perfectThe system was technically perfect.THESAURUSwithout anything wrongperfect used about something that is very good in every way, and could not be betterWe had a wonderful vacation - the weather was perfect.The meal was absolutely perfect.She has perfect teeth.flawless/faultless without any mistakes or faultsHis English was flawless.a faultless performanceimpeccable so good that you cannot find anything wrong with it – used especially about someone’s behaviour, taste, or experienceThe food was excellent and the service impeccable.a man of impeccable manners, charm, and sensibilityher mother's impeccable taste in clothingThe commission was composed of economists with impeccable credentials (=very impressive qualifications and experience, which are impossible to criticize).unspoiled (also unspoilt British English) an unspoiled area has not been changed or had uglybuildings, roads etc built on ita beautiful area of unspoiled countryside most suitableperfect completely suitable for something or someoneIt’s the perfect place to relax after a hard day at work.It was a perfect day for going to the beach.I think she would be perfect for him.ideal very suitable and exactly what you want – often used about someone or something that you imagine, but which does not really existWhat would be your ideal job?She still hasn’t found her ideal man.It is the ideal place for a vacation.just right especially spoken very good or suitable in every wayThe weather was just right for a day at the beach.The dress is just right for you.be just the thing/person informal to be exactly what is needed or wantedCold lemonade is just the thing on a hot day.He’s just the person for the job.
perfect• It was stated at the outset that this system would not be here, and at once, perfected.• This can be instinctive and it can also be perfected and developed.• The stunt took two years to perfect, and the team used a series of remotecameras to film every breath-taking second.• This technique was perfected by the Ancient Egyptians.• Luke perfected his cookingskills after he got married.• James was out on the skislope, trying to perfect his short turns.• Over the last couple of decades, managing such funds has become a pretty well perfectedscience.• Dom Perignon perfected the art of blending wines from many different vineyards.• After eighteen years of marriage to Gemma, Ronald had perfected the art of keeping the peace.• The ChiefExecutive of the company said that they had spent ten years on perfecting the product.• But the engineers say it will be 10 years before they perfect the technology to make this possible.• In perfecting their skills, they have to give up habits and responses that impede their performance.• The only way to perfect your accent is to go and live in France.• Do not try to perfect your normaleatingroutine.• The best way to perfect your Spanish is to live in a country where it's spoken.perfectper‧fect3 /ˈpɜːfɪkt $ ˈpɜːr-/ noun →the perfect →past perfectOriginperfect1(1200-1300)Old Frenchparfit, from Latinperfectus, past participle of perficere“to do completely, finish”