Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To increase the density and usually the thickness of (cloth) by shrinking and beating or pressing.
  • adjective Containing all that is normal or possible.
  • adjective Complete in every particular.
  • adjective Amounting to three balls and two strikes. Used of a count.
  • adjective Having a base runner at first, second, and third base.
  • adjective Of maximum or highest degree.
  • adjective Being at the peak of development or maturity.
  • adjective Of or relating to a full moon.
  • adjective Having a great deal or many.
  • adjective Totally qualified, accepted, or empowered.
  • adjective Rounded in shape; plump.
  • adjective Having or made with a generous amount of fabric.
  • adjective Having an appetite completely satisfied, especially for food or drink.
  • adjective Providing an abundance, especially of food.
  • adjective Having depth and body; rich.
  • adjective Completely absorbed or preoccupied.
  • adjective Possessing both parents in common.
  • adverb To a complete extent; entirely.
  • adverb Exactly; directly.
  • intransitive verb To make (a garment) full, as by pleating or gathering.
  • intransitive verb To become full. Used of the moon.
  • noun The maximum or complete size or amount.
  • noun The highest degree or state.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To thicken or make compact in a mill, as cloth. See fulling-mill.
  • To become compacted or felted: as, a cloth which fulls well.
  • noun Utmost measure or extent; highest state or degree: as, this instrument answers to the full; fed to the full.
  • noun That phase in the revolution of the moon when it presents to the earth its whole face illuminated.
  • noun 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.
  • noun To the highest degree; completely; thoroughly.
  • noun In full.
  • noun Without abbreviation or contraction; written in words, not in figures: said of writing, as a signature.
  • noun To the same degree or extent; equally.
  • 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 baptize.
  • noun A ridge of gravel formed back of a beach by storm-waves.
  • 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.

Etymologies

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

[Middle English fullen, from Old French fouler, from Vulgar Latin *fullāre, from Latin fullō, fuller; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

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

[Middle English ful, from Old English full; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old English full, from Proto-Germanic *fullaz, from Proto-Indo-European *pl̥h₁nós.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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").

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Middle English, from Old French fuller, fouler ("to tread, to stamp, to full"), from Medieval Latin fullare, from Latin fullo ("a fuller")

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  • My heart is full.

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