Having all necessary or normal parts, components, or steps; entire: a complete meal. Botany Having all principal parts, namely, the sepals, petals, stamens, and pistil or pistils. Used of a flower. Having come to an end; concluded. Absolute; total: "In Cairo I have seen buildings which were falling down as they were being put up, buildings whose incompletion was complete\u201d ( William H. Gass). Skilled; accomplished: a complete musician. Thorough; consummate: a complete coward. Football Caught in bounds by a receiver: a complete pass. To bring to a finish or an end: She has completed her studies. To make whole, with all necessary elements or parts: A second child would complete their family. Football To throw (a forward pass) so as to be caught by a receiver.