(Im*per"fect) n. (Gram.) The imperfect tense; or the form of a verb denoting the imperfect
(Im*per"fect), v. t. To make imperfect. [Obs.]
(Im`per*fec`ti*bil"i*ty) n. The state or quality of being imperfectible. [R.]
(Im`per*fec"ti*ble) a. Incapable of being made perfect. [R.]
(Im`per*fec"tion) n. [L. imperfectio: cf. F. imperfection. See Imperfect, a.] The quality
or condition of being imperfect; want of perfection; incompleteness; deficiency; fault or blemish.
Sent to my accountShak.
With all my imperfections on my head.
Syn. Defect; deficiency; incompleteness; fault; failing; weakness; frailty; foible; blemish; vice.
(Im*per"fect*ness), n. The state of being imperfect.
(Im*per"fo*ra*ble) a. [See Imperforate.] Incapable of being perforated, or bored through.
(||Im*per"fo*ra"ta) n. pl. [NL. See Imperforate.] (Zoöl.) A division of Foraminifera, including
those in which the shell is not porous.
(Im*per"fo*rate Im*per"fo*ra"ted) a. [L. pref. im- not + perforatus, p. p. of perforate to
perforate. See Perforate.] Not perforated; having no opening or aperture. Sir J. Banks.
(Im*per`fo*ra"tion) n. [Cf. F. imperforation.] The state of being without perforation.
(Im*pe"ri*al) a. [OE. emperial, OF. emperial, F. impérial, fr. L. imperialis, fr. imperium command,
sovereignty, empire. See Empire.]
1. Of or pertaining to an empire, or to an emperor; as, an imperial government; imperial authority or
That wore the imperial diadem of Rome.
2. Belonging to, or suitable to, supreme authority, or one who wields it; royal; sovereign; supreme. "The
imperial democracy of Athens." Mitford.
Who, as Ulysses says, opinion crownsShak.
With an imperial voice.
To tame the proud, the fetter'd slave to free,Dryden.
These are imperial arts, and worthy thee.
He sounds his imperial clarion along the whole line of battle.E. Everett.
3. Of superior or unusual size or excellence; as, imperial paper; imperial tea, etc.
Imperial bushel, gallon, etc. See Bushel, Gallon, etc. Imperial chamber, the, the sovereign
court of the old German empire. Imperial city, under the first German empire, a city having no
head but the emperor. Imperial diet, an assembly of all the states of the German empire. Imperial
drill. (Manuf.) See under 8th Drill. Imperial eagle. (Zoöl.) See Eagle. Imperial green. See
Paris green, under Green. Imperial guard, the royal guard instituted by Napoleon I. - - Imperial
weights and measures, the standards legalized by the British Parliament.
(Im*pe"ri*al), n. [F. impériale: cf. Sp. imperial.]
1. The tuft of hair on a man's lower lip and chin; so called from the style of beard of Napoleon III.