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[foo l-lengkth, -length] /ˈfʊlˈlɛŋkθ, -ˈlɛŋθ/
of standard or customary length:
a full-length movie.
showing or accommodating the full length or height of the human body:
a full-length mirror.
Origin of full-length
1700-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • At the same time he gave the squire a violent push, that sent him full-length on the floor.

    Rogues and Vagabonds George R. Sims
  • It was of a full-length portrait of Alice, life-size, by Grant.

    Tony Butler Charles James Lever
  • A full-length portrait of the candidate was produced upon the platform.

  • Over the fireplace, facing the bed, was a full-length portrait of a girl.

    Tristram of Blent Anthony Hope
  • The hall itself is small, low, and dark; it contains a full-length portrait in oil of Tycho de Brahe.

    Visit to Iceland Ida Pfeiffer
British Dictionary definitions for full-length


noun (modifier)
extending to or showing the complete length: a full-length mirror
of the original length; not abridged
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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