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full time

noun
1.
the number of hours in a period, as a day, week, or month, considered customary for pursuing an activity, especially working at a job:
The factory now operates on full time.
Compare part time.
Origin of full time
1910-1915
1910-15

full-time

[foo l-tahym] /ˈfʊlˈtaɪm/
adjective
1.
working or operating the customary number of hours in each day, week, or month:
a full-time housekeeper; full-time production.
Compare part-time.
adverb
2.
on a full-time basis.
Origin
1895-1900
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  • Farming even on the smallest scale is a full-time job in itself.

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  • When he was in the late twenties he decided to become a full-time writer.

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  • My kind performs no work, but is given to study and the wise use of full-time leisure.

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  • It must be remembered that this sum is an average, and that thousands of shoe-workers earn, less than $440, for full-time work.

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  • Good-conduct stripes are the reward to all full-time postmen, established or unestablished, of unblemished conduct.

British Dictionary definitions for full-time

full-time

adjective
1.
for the entire time appropriate to an activity: a full-time job, a full-time student
adverb
2.
on a full-time basis: he works full time
Compare part-time
Derived Forms
full-timer, noun

full time

noun
1.
the end of a football or other match Compare half-time
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Word Origin and History for full-time

full time

also fulltime, full-time, 1898; full-timer is attested from 1868; see full (adj.) + time.

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