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complement

 
Noun complement has 6 senses
  1. complement - a word or phrase used to complete a grammatical construction
    --1 is a kind of
    construction, grammatical construction, expression
  2. complement - a complete number or quantity; "a full complement"
    --2 is a kind of
    count
  3. complement, full complement - number needed to make up whole force; "a full complement of workers"
    --3 is a kind of work force, workforce, manpower, hands, men
    --3 has particulars: ship's company, company
  4. complement - something added to complete or make perfect; "a fine wine is a perfect complement to the dinner"
    --4 is a kind of
    increase, increment
    Derived form: verb complement1
  5. complement - one of a series of enzymes in the blood serum that are part of the immune response
    --5 is a kind of
    enzyme
    --5 is a part of immune response, immune reaction, immunologic response
  6. complement - either of two parts that mutually complete each other
    --6 is a kind of
    counterpart, opposite number, vis-a-vis
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