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full1

[foo l] /fʊl/
adjective, fuller, fullest.
1.
completely filled; containing all that can be held; filled to utmost capacity:
a full cup.
2.
complete; entire; maximum:
a full supply of food for a three-day hike.
3.
of the maximum size, amount, extent, volume, etc.:
a full load of five tons; to receive full pay.
4.
(of garments, drapery, etc.) wide, ample, or having ample folds.
5.
abundant; well-supplied:
a yard full of litter; a cabinet full of medicine.
6.
filled or rounded out, as in form:
a full bust.
7.
engrossed; occupied (usually followed by of):
She was full of her own anxieties.
8.
of the same parents:
full brothers.
9.
Music. ample and complete in volume or richness of sound.
10.
(of wines) having considerable body.
11.
Baseball.
  1. (of the count on a batter) amounting to three balls and two strikes:
    He hit a slider for a homer on a full count.
  2. having base runners at first, second, and third bases; loaded.
12.
being slightly oversized, as a sheet of glass cut too large to fit into a frame.
13.
Poker. of or pertaining to the three cards of the same denomination in a full house:
He won the hand with a pair of kings and sixes full.
adverb
14.
exactly or directly:
The blow struck him full in the face.
15.
very:
You know full well what I mean.
16.
fully, completely, or entirely; quite; at least:
The blow knocked him full around. It happened full 30 years ago.
verb (used with object)
17.
Sewing.
  1. to make full, as by gathering or pleating.
  2. 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.
verb (used without object)
18.
(of the moon) to become full.
noun
19.
the highest or fullest state, condition, or degree:
The moon is at the full.
Idioms
20.
in full,
  1. to or for the full or required amount.
  2. without abridgment:
    The book was reprinted in full.
21.
to the full, to the greatest extent; thoroughly:
They enjoyed themselves to the full.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English, Old English full, ful; cognate with Gothic fulls, Old Norse fullr, Old High German foll (German voll); akin to Latin plēnus, Greek plḗrēs
Related forms
fullness, noun
Can be confused
full, fullness, fulsome, noisome (see usage note at fulsome)

full2

[foo l] /fʊl/
verb (used with object)
1.
to cleanse and thicken (cloth) by special processes in manufacture.
verb (used without object)
2.
(of cloth) to become compacted or felted.
Origin
1350-1400; Middle English fullen; back formation from fuller1
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British Dictionary definitions for fulling

full1

/fʊl/
adjective
1.
holding or containing as much as possible; filled to capacity or near capacity
2.
abundant in supply, quantity, number, etc full of energy
3.
having consumed enough food or drink
4.
(esp of the face or figure) rounded or plump; not thin
5.
(prenominal) with no part lacking; complete a full dozen
6.
(prenominal) with all privileges, rights, etc; not restricted a full member
7.
(prenominal) of, relating to, or designating a relationship established by descent from the same parents full brother
8.
filled with emotion or sentiment a full heart
9.
(postpositive) foll by of. occupied or engrossed (with) full of his own projects
10.
(music)
  1. powerful or rich in volume and sound
  2. completing a piece or section; concluding a full close
11.
(of a garment, esp a skirt) containing a large amount of fabric; of ample cut
12.
(of sails, etc) distended by wind
13.
(of wine, such as a burgundy) having a heavy body
14.
(of a colour) containing a large quantity of pure hue as opposed to white or grey; rich; saturated
15.
(informal) drunk
16.
(nautical) full and by, another term for close-hauled
17.
full of oneself, full of pride or conceit; egoistic
18.
full up, filled to capacity the cinema was full up
19.
in full cry, (esp of a pack of hounds) in hot pursuit of quarry
20.
in full swing, at the height of activity the party was in full swing
adverb
21.
  1. completely; entirely
  2. (in combination) full-grown, full-fledged
22.
exactly; directly; right he hit him full in the stomach
23.
very; extremely (esp in the phrase full well)
24.
full out, with maximum effort or speed
noun
25.
the greatest degree, extent, etc
26.
(Brit) a ridge of sand or shingle along a seashore
27.
in full, without omitting, decreasing, or shortening we paid in full for our mistake
28.
to the full, to the greatest extent; thoroughly; fully
verb
29.
(transitive) (needlework) to gather or tuck
30.
(intransitive) (of the moon) to be fully illuminated
Derived Forms
fullness, especially (US) fulness, noun
Word Origin
Old English; related to Old Norse fullr, Old High German foll, Latin plēnus, Greek plērēs; see fill

full2

/fʊl/
verb
1.
(of cloth, yarn, etc) to become or to make (cloth, yarn, etc) heavier and more compact during manufacture through shrinking and beating or pressing
Word Origin
C14: from Old French fouler, ultimately from Latin fullō a fuller1
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Word Origin and History for fulling

full

adj.

Old English full "completely, full, perfect, entire, utter," from Proto-Germanic *fullaz (cf. Old Saxon full, Old Frisian ful, Old Norse fullr, Old High German fol, German voll, Gothic fulls), from PIE *pele- (1) "to fill" (see poly-).

Adverbial sense was common in Middle English (full well, full many, etc.). Related: Fuller; fullest. Full moon was Old English fulles monan; first record of full-blood in relation to racial purity is from 1812. Full house is 1710 in the theatrical sense, 1887 in the poker sense.

v.

"to tread or beat cloth to cleanse or thicken it," late 14c., from Old French fouler, from Latin fullo (see foil (v.)); Old English had the agent-noun fullere, probably directly from Latin fullo.

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Slang definitions & phrases for fulling

full

adjective

Drunk (1872+)


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