from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having blossomed or opened completely: full-blown roses.
- adj. Fully developed or matured.
- adj. Having or displaying all the characteristics necessary for completeness: a full-blown financial crisis.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Completely developed or formed.
- adj. At the peak of blossom; ripe.
- adj. Filled with wind; puffed up.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Fully expanded, as a blossom; completely developed.
- adj. Fully distended with wind, as a sail.
- adj. Of full intensity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Fully distended with wind.
- Fully expanded, as a blossom.
- Figuratively, perfected; developed; matured; finished: as, a full-blown beauty; a full-blown doctor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having or displaying all the characteristics necessary for completeness
- adj. fully ripe; at the height of bloom
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