Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Containing all that is normal or possible: a full pail.
  • adj. Complete in every particular: a full account.
  • adj. Baseball Amounting to three balls and two strikes. Used of a count.
  • adj. Baseball Having a base runner at first, second, and third base: The bases were full when the slugger stepped up to bat.
  • adj. Of maximum or highest degree: at full speed.
  • adj. Being at the peak of development or maturity: in full bloom.
  • adj. Having a great deal or many: a book full of errors.
  • adj. Totally qualified, accepted, or empowered: a full member of the club.
  • adj. Rounded in shape; plump: a full figure.
  • adj. Having or made with a generous amount of fabric: full draperies.
  • adj. Having an appetite completely satisfied, especially for food or drink: was full after the Thanksgiving dinner.
  • adj. Providing an abundance, especially of food.
  • adj. Having depth and body; rich: a full aroma; full tones.
  • adj. Completely absorbed or preoccupied: "He was already pretty full of himself” ( Ron Rosenbaum).
  • adj. Possessing both parents in common: full brothers; full sisters.
  • adv. To a complete extent; entirely: knowing full well.
  • adv. Exactly; directly: full in the path of the moon.
  • transitive v. To make (a garment) full, as by pleating or gathering.
  • intransitive v. To become full. Used of the moon.
  • n. The maximum or complete size or amount: repaid in full.
  • n. The highest degree or state: living life to the full.
  • transitive v. To increase the weight and bulk of (cloth) by shrinking and beating or pressing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Containing the maximum possible amount of that which can fit in the space available.
  • adj. Complete; with nothing omitted.
  • adj. Total, entire.
  • adj. Having eaten to satisfaction, having a "full" stomach; replete.
  • adj. Of a garment, of a size that is ample, wide, or having ample folds or pleats to be comfortable.
  • adj. Having depth and body; rich.
  • adv. Quite; thoroughly; completely; exactly; entirely.
  • n. Utmost measure or extent; highest state or degree; the state, position, or moment of fullness; fill.
  • n. The phase of the moon when it is entire face is illuminated, full moon.
  • v. To baptise.
  • v. To make cloth denser and firmer by soaking, beating and pressing, to waulk, walk

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Filled up, having within its limits all that it can contain; supplied; not empty or vacant; -- said primarily of hollow vessels, and hence of anything else
  • adj. Abundantly furnished or provided; sufficient in quantity, quality, or degree; copious; plenteous; ample; adequate
  • adj. Not wanting in any essential quality; complete; entire; perfect; adequate
  • adj. Sated; surfeited.
  • adj. Having the mind filled with ideas; stocked with knowledge; stored with information.
  • adj. Having the attention, thoughts, etc., absorbed in any matter, and the feelings more or less excited by it, .
  • adj. Filled with emotions.
  • adj. Impregnated; made pregnant.
  • n. Complete measure; utmost extent; the highest state or degree.
  • adv. Quite; to the same degree; without abatement or diminution; with the whole force or effect; thoroughly; completely; exactly; entirely.
  • intransitive v. To become full or wholly illuminated.
  • transitive v. To thicken by moistening, heating, and pressing, as cloth; to mill; to make compact; to scour, cleanse, and thicken in a mill.
  • intransitive v. To become fulled or thickened.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Containing or provided with all that can be contained or received; admitting of or entitled to no more or no other, either as to contents or supply; filled; replete: as, full measure; a full stomach; a full list of names; a regiment marching with full ranks.
  • Filled or carried to completion or entirety; not defective, partial, or insufficient; complete according to a standard; whole; entire: as, full compensation; full age (an age complete or sufficient for some purpose); a full ballot; the full stature of a grenadier; a full term of office or course of study.
  • Filled or rounded out; complete in volume; ample in extent; copious; comprehensive: as, a full body or voice; a full statement or argument; a full confession.
  • Filled by or engrossed with the quantity, number, volume, importance, contemplation, or the like (of): as, a house full of people; life is full of perplexities; she is full of her own conceits; also, abounding in.
  • Filled with food; satisfied with food.
  • Filled with liquor; drunk.
  • Heavy with young, as a ewe, or with spawn, as a fish; full-roed, as fish.
  • In poker, consisting of three of a kind and a pair.
  • Capacious, broad, large, extensive.
  • Satiated, glutted, cloyed.
  • n. Utmost measure or extent; highest state or degree: as, this instrument answers to the full; fed to the full.
  • n. That phase in the revolution of the moon when it presents to the earth its whole face illuminated.
  • n. In the game of poker, a hand consisting of three cards of the same denomination and a pair, counting between a flush and fours; a full hand. Sometimes called a full house.
  • n. To the highest degree; completely; thoroughly.
  • n. In full.
  • n. Without abbreviation or contraction; written in words, not in figures: said of writing, as a signature.
  • n. To the same degree or extent; equally.
  • Fully; completely; without reserve or qualification.
  • Quite; to the same degree; equally.
  • Exactly; precisely; directly; straight.
  • In full measure; to a great degree; abundantly; very.
  • In sewing, to bring (the cloth) on one side of a seam to a little greater fullness than on the other by gathering or tucking very slightly, as is done to produce certain effects of tailoring, etc.
  • To draw up; pucker; bunch: as, the skirt fulls too much in front.
  • To thicken or make compact in a mill, as cloth. See fulling-mill.
  • To become compacted or felted: as, a cloth which fulls well.
  • To baptize.
  • n. A ridge of gravel formed back of a beach by storm-waves.
  • In organ-playing, with all the stops drawn; with the whole power of the instrument: as, the piece was played full.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having ample fabric
  • v. make (a garment) fuller by pleating or gathering
  • v. increase in phase
  • adj. containing as much or as many as is possible or normal
  • adj. constituting the full quantity or extent; complete
  • adj. complete in extent or degree and in every particular
  • adj. having the normally expected amount
  • adj. (of sound) having marked deepness and body
  • adj. filled to satisfaction with food or drink
  • adv. to the greatest degree or extent; completely or entirely; (`full' in this sense is used as a combining form)
  • v. beat for the purpose of cleaning and thickening
  • adj. being at a peak or culminating point
  • n. the time when the Moon is fully illuminated

Etymologies

Middle English ful, from Old English full; see pelə-1 in Indo-European roots.
Middle English fullen, from Old French fouler, from Vulgar Latin *fullāre, from Latin fullō, fuller; see bhel-2 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English full, from Proto-Germanic *fullaz, from Proto-Indo-European *pl̥h₁nós. (Wiktionary)
From Middle English fulle, fylle, fille, from Old English fyllu, fyllo ("fullness, fill, plenty"), from Proto-Germanic *fullīn, *fulnō (“fullness, filling, overflow”), from Proto-Indo-European *plūno-, *plno- (“full”), from Proto-Indo-European *pelǝ-, *plē- (“to fill; full”). Cognate with German Fülle ("fullness, fill"), Icelandic fylli ("fulness, fill"). More at fill. (Wiktionary)
From Middle English fullen, fulwen, from Old English fullian, fulwian ("to baptise"), from Proto-Germanic *fullawīhōnan (“to fully consecrate”), from Proto-Germanic *fulla- (“full-”) + Proto-Germanic *wīhōnan (“to hallow, consecrate, make holy”). Compare Old English fulluht, fulwiht ("baptism"). (Wiktionary)
Middle English, from Old French fuller, fouler ("to tread, to stamp, to full"), from Medieval Latin fullare, from Latin fullo ("a fuller") (Wiktionary)

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