melville weston fuller

Fuller

[fool-er]
noun
1.
George, 1822–84, U.S. painter.
2.
Henry B(lake) ("Stanton Page") 1857–1929, U.S. novelist, poet, and critic.
3.
Melville Weston [wes-tuhn] , 1833–1910, chief justice of the U.S. 1888–1910.
4.
R(ichard) Buckminster, 1895–1983, U.S. engineer, designer, and architect.
5.
(Sarah) Margaret (Marchioness Ossoli) 1810–50, U.S. author and literary critic.
6.
Thomas, 1608–61, English clergyman and historian.
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fuller1 (ˈfʊlə)
 
n
a person who fulls cloth for his living
 
[Old English fullere, from Latin fullō]

fuller2 (ˈfʊlə)
 
n
1.  Also called: fullering tool a tool for forging a groove
2.  a tool for caulking a riveted joint
 
vb
3.  (tr) to forge (a groove) or caulk (a riveted joint) with a fuller
 
[C19: perhaps from the name Fuller]

Fuller (ˈfʊlə)
 
n
1.  (Richard) Buckminster. 1895--1983, US architect and engineer: developed the geodesic dome
2.  Roy (Broadbent). 1912--91, British poet and writer, whose collections include The Middle of a War (1942) and A Lost Season (1944), both of which are concerned with World War II, Epitaphs and Occasions (1949), and Available for Dreams (1989)
3.  Thomas. 1608--61, English clergyman and antiquarian; author of The Worthies of England (1662)

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Word Origin & History

fuller
"one who fulls cloth," O.E. fullere, from L. fullo (see full (v.)).
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Bible Dictionary

Fuller definition


The word "full" is from the Anglo-Saxon fullian, meaning "to whiten." To full is to press or scour cloth in a mill. This art is one of great antiquity. Mention is made of "fuller's soap" (Mal. 3:2), and of "the fuller's field" (2 Kings 18:17). At his transfiguration our Lord's rainment is said to have been white "so as no fuller on earth could white them" (Mark 9:3). En-rogel (q.v.), meaning literally "foot-fountain," has been interpreted as the "fuller's fountain," because there the fullers trod the cloth with their feet.

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