immaculate

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Immaculate \Im*mac"u*late\, adjective [L. immaculatus; pref. im- not + maculatus, p. p. of maculare to spot, stane, fr. macula spot. See {Mail} armor.] Without stain or blemish; spotless; undefiled; clear; pure.

Were but my soul as pure From other guilt as that, Heaven did not hold One more immaculate. --Denham.

Thou sheer, immaculate and silver fountain. --Shak.

{Immaculate conception} (R. C. Ch.), the doctrine that the Virgin Mary was conceived without original sin. -- {Im*mac"u*late*ly}, adverb -- {Im*mac"u*late*ness}, noun

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

immaculate

adjective

1: completely neat and clean; "the apartment was immaculate"; "in her immaculate white uniform"; "a spick- and-span kitchen"; "their spic red-visored caps" [syn: {immaculate}, {speckless}, {spick-and-span}, {spic-and- span}, {spic}, {spick}, {spotless}]

2: free from stain or blemish [syn: {immaculate}, {undefiled}]

3: without fault or error; "faultless logic"; "speaks impeccable French"; "timing and technique were immaculate"; "an immaculate record" [syn: {faultless}, {immaculate}, {impeccable}]


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