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Definitions of full

  1. being at a peak or culminating point; " broad day"; " full summer"; " high noon"
  2. constituting the full quantity or extent; complete; " an entire town devastated by an earthquake"; " gave full attention"; " a total failure"
  3. make ( a garment) fuller by pleating or gathering
  4. to the greatest degree or extent; completely or entirely; " fully grown"; " he didn't fully understand"; " knew full well"; (` full' is used as a combining form as in ` full- grown' or ` full- fledged')
  5. having the normally expected amount; " gives full measure"; " gives good measure"; " a good mile from here"
  6. having ample fabric; " the current taste for wide trousers"; " a full skirt"
  7. not separated into parts or shares; constituting an undivided unit; " an undivided interest in the property"; " a full share"
  8. complete in extent or degree and in every particular; " a full game"; " a total eclipse"; " a total disaster"
  9. containing as much or as many as is possible or normal; " a full glass"; " a sky full of stars"; " a full life"; " the auditorium was full to overflowing"
  10. ( of sound) having marked depth and body; " full tones"; " a full voice"
  11. ( informal) having consumed enough food or drink; " a full stomach"
  12. increase in phase; " the moon is waxing"
  13. beat for the purpose of cleaning and thickening; " full the cloth"
  14. filled to satisfaction with food or drink; " a full stomach"
  15. to the greatest degree or extent; completely or entirely; (` full' in this sense is used as a combining form); " fully grown"; " he didn't fully understand"; " knew full well"; " full- grown"; " full- fledged"
  16. Abundantly furnished or provided; sufficient in. quantity, quality, or degree; copious; plenteous; ample; adequate; as, a full meal; a full supply; a full voice; a full compensation; a house full of furniture.
  17. Not wanting in any essential quality; complete, entire; perfect; adequate; as, a full narrative; a person of full age; a full stop; a full face; the full moon.
  18. Sated; surfeited.
  19. Having the mind filled with ideas; stocked with knowledge; stored with information.
  20. Having the attention, thoughts, etc., absorbed in any matter, and the feelings more or less excited by it, as, to be full of some project.
  21. Filled with emotions.
  22. Impregnated; made pregnant.
  23. Complete measure; utmost extent; the highest state or degree.
  24. Quite; to the same degree; without abatement or diminution; with the whole force or effect; thoroughly; completely; exactly; entirely.
  25. To become full or wholly illuminated; as, the moon fulls at midnight.
  26. To thicken by moistening, heating, and pressing, as cloth; to mill; to make compact; to scour, cleanse, and thicken in a mill.
  27. To become fulled or thickened; as, this material fulls well.
  28. To pucker.
  29. 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; as, a cup full of water; a house full of people.
  30. Filled; having no empty space; well supplied; saturated; satiated; copious; plump; expressing much; clear; distinct; sonorous; having the whole disk illuminated; as, a full moon.
  31. The highest state, extent, or measure.
  32. To scour and thicken, as cloth; to give fulness to.
  33. Completely; quite: used in composition to express full extent or degree; as, full- armed, full- fledged, etc.
  34. Having all it can contain: having no empty space: abundantly supplied or furnished: abounding: containing the whole matter: complete: perfect: strong: clear.
  35. Complete measure: highest degree: the whole: time of full- moon.
  36. FULLNESS or FULNESS.
  37. Quite: to the same degree: with the whole effect: completely.
  38. ( obs.) To bleach or whiten cloth.
  39. To press or pound cloth in a mill: to scour and thicken in a mill.
  40. FULLER.
  41. To become full.
  42. Complete measure.
  43. Fully.
  44. Having all it can contain; occupied; complete.
  45. Quite; entirely.
  46. To scour and thicken, as cloth.
  47. To make or become full; show fulness.
  48. To make ( cloth) thicker, as in a fulling - mill.
  49. To thicken by shrinking, as cloth.
  50. Containing all that the space will hold; filled; ample; complete.
  51. The highest state, point, or degree; the state of being full; fulness.
  52. Without abatement; fully; quite.
  53. Having all it can contain; having no empty space; well supplied or furnished; abounding with; supplied; plump; sated; filled, as regards the imagination or memory; that fills, as a meal; complete; mature; perfect; strong; not faint; clear; exhibiting the whole disc or surface illuminated; copious; ample.
  54. Quite; to the same degree; with the whole effect; completely; directly.
  55. Complete measure; the highest state or degree; the whole; the time when the moon presents to the spectator its whole face illuminated.
  56. To scour and thicken, as cloth in a mill.
  57. To become fulled.
  58. Well supplied; holding all that can be contained; stored; stuffed; sated; complete; clear; distinct; mature.
  59. State of being satiated, as, fed to the full.
  60. Without abatement; with the whole effect; completely; exactly, as, full in the face; placed before adj., ad., and other words, to strengthen their significations, as, full many a flower.
  61. To scour or cleanse; to make compact, or to thicken in a mill.
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Usage examples for full

  1. He looked full at her. – The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories by Ethel M. Dell
  2. The room was very full – Tip Lewis and His Lamp by Pansy
  3. It's full of men, too. – Richard Dare's Venture by Edward Stratemeyer
  4. Nan was more natural and more full of fun. – Nan Sherwood on the Mexican Border by Annie Roe Carr
  5. Master Richard was taken up, and when Lucy came back her eyes were full of tears. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  6. If it only could have been, how rich and full life would be! – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  7. The question was full of difficulty. – The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860 by Charles Duke Yonge
  8. To- night, her mind is full of other things. – The Maid of Maiden Lane by Amelia E. Barr
  9. Besides, I have full power to act. – The War After the War by Isaac Frederick Marcosson
  10. Mrs. Ansell, at this, raised her eyes and let them rest full on his. – The Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton
  11. His heart, however, was too full for him to eat. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  12. Thorpe's shot in the air hit full – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White
  13. Your full name, madam? – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green
  14. But the world's full of 'em. – The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys by Gulielma Zollinger
  15. Your heart is full you can not bear it, my child. – Cinq Mars, Complete by Alfred de Vigny Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  16. Then she suddenly broke out, with her eyes full upon Hazel's face. – The Gold of Chickaree by Susan Warner
  17. Our house will be full to- night. – The Chief Legatee by Anna Katharine Green
  18. His eyes were on my face, and they were full of light. – Set in Silver by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  19. She looked full at her mother. – The Time of Roses by L. T. Meade
  20. The Cardinal looked at him full – Dawn of All by Robert Hugh Benson
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