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

  • adj. Showing or fitted to the entire length, especially of the human body: a full-length mirror; a full-length robe.
  • adj. Of a normal or standard length: a full-length novel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not shortened; complete and uncut
  • adj. Covering the full height of the body
  • adj. (of a painting or sculpture) Representing the full height of the body
  • adj. At full stretch, requiring the whole body.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. accommodating the full height of the human figure.
  • adj. representing the full height of the human figure.
  • adj. unabridged. Opposite of abridged.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Embracing the whole; extending the whole length: as, a full-length portrait.

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

  • adj. representing or accommodating the entire length
  • adj. complete


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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