More than perfect; past perfect; -- said of the tense which denotes that an action or event was completed at or before the time of another past action or event.
- Of or being a verb tense used to express action completed before a specified or implied past time.
- More than perfect; supremely accomplished; ideal: "He has won a reputation as [a] pluperfect bureaucrat” ( New York Times).
- The pluperfect tense, formed in English with the past participle of a verb and the auxiliary had, as had learned in the sentence He had learned to type by the end of the semester. Also called past perfect.
- A verb or form in the pluperfect tense.