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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Full  \Full\,  a.  [Compar.  {Fuller};  superl.  {Fullest}.]  [OE.  & 
  AS  ful;  akin  to  OS  ful,  D.  vol,  OHG.  fol,  G.  voll,  Icel. 
  fullr,  Sw  full,  Dan.  fuld,  Goth.  fulls,  L.  plenus,  Gr  ?, 
  Skr.  p?rna  full,  pr?  to  fill,  also  to  Gr  ?  much  E.  poly-, 
  pref.,  G.  viel,  AS  fela.  [root]80.  Cf  {Complete},  {Fill}, 
  {Plenary},  {Plenty}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  Had  the  throne  been  full,  their  meeting  would  not 
  have  been  regular.  --Blackstone. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  3.  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. 
 
  It  came  to  pass,  at  the  end  of  two  full  years,  that 
  Pharaoh  dreamed.  --Gen.  xii.  1. 
 
  The  man  commands  Like  a  full  soldier.  --Shak. 
 
  I  can  not  Request  a  fuller  satisfaction  Than  you 
  have  freely  granted.  --Ford. 
 
  4.  Sated;  surfeited. 
 
  I  am  full  of  the  burnt  offerings  of  rams.  --Is.  i. 
  11. 
 
  5.  Having  the  mind  filled  with  ideas;  stocked  with  knowledge; 
  stored  with  information. 
 
  Reading  maketh  a  full  man.  --Bacon. 
 
  6.  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. 
 
  Every  one  is  full  of  the  miracles  done  by  cold  baths 
  on  decayed  and  weak  constitutions.  --Locke. 
 
  7.  Filled  with  emotions. 
 
  The  heart  is  so  full  that  a  drop  overfills  it 
  --Lowell. 
 
  8.  Impregnated;  made  pregnant.  [Obs.] 
 
  Ilia,  the  fair,  .  .  .  full  of  Mars.  --Dryden. 
 
  {At  full},  when  full  or  complete.  --Shak. 
 
  {Full  age}  (Law)  the  age  at  which  one  attains  full  personal 
  rights;  majority;  --  in  England  and  the  United  States  the 
  age  of  21  years.  --Abbott. 
 
  {Full  and  by}  (Naut.),  sailing  closehauled,  having  all  the 
  sails  full,  and  lying  as  near  the  wind  as  poesible. 
 
  {Full  band}  (Mus.),  a  band  in  which  all  the  instruments  are 
  employed. 
 
  {Full  binding},  the  binding  of  a  book  when  made  wholly  of 
  leather,  as  distinguished  from  half  binding. 
 
  {Full  bottom},  a  kind  of  wig  full  and  large  at  the  bottom. 
 
  {Full}  {brother  or  sister},  a  brother  or  sister  having  the 
  same  parents  as  another. 
 
  {Full  cry}  (Hunting),  eager  chase;  --  said  of  hounds  that 
  have  caught  the  scent,  and  give  tongue  together. 
 
  {Full  dress},  the  dress  prescribed  by  authority  or  by 
  etiquette  to  be  worn  on  occasions  of  ceremony. 
 
  {Full  hand}  (Poker),  three  of  a  kind  and  a  pair. 
 
  {Full  moon}. 
  a  The  moon  with  its  whole  disk  illuminated,  as  when 
  opposite  to  the  sun. 
  b  The  time  when  the  moon  is  full. 
 
  {Full  organ}  (Mus.),  the  organ  when  all  or  most  stops  are 
  out 
 
  {Full  score}  (Mus.),  a  score  in  which  all  the  parts  for 
  voices  and  instruments  are  given 
 
  {Full  sea},  high  water. 
 
  {Full  swing},  free  course;  unrestrained  liberty;  ``Leaving 
  corrupt  nature  to  .  .  .  the  full  swing  and  freedom  of  its 
  own  extravagant  actings.''  South  (Colloq.) 
 
  {In  full},  at  length;  uncontracted;  unabridged  written  out 
  in  words  and  not  indicated  by  figures. 
 
  {In  full  blast}.  See  under  {Blast}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Full  \Full\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  fulled  or  thickened;  as  this  material  fulls  well 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Full  \Full\,  n. 
  Complete  measure;  utmost  extent;  the  highest  state  or  degree. 
 
  The  swan's-down  feather,  That  stands  upon  the  swell  at 
  full  of  tide.  --Shak. 
 
  {Full  of  the  moon},  the  time  of  full  moon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Full  \Full\,  adv 
  Quite;  to  the  same  degree;  without  abatement  or  diminution; 
  with  the  whole  force  or  effect;  thoroughly;  completely; 
  exactly;  entirely. 
 
  The  pawn  I  proffer  shall  be  full  as  good.  --Dryden. 
 
  The  diapason  closing  full  in  man.  --Dryden. 
 
  Full  in  the  center  of  the  sacred  wood.  --Addison. 
 
  Note:  Full  is  placed  before  adjectives  and  adverbs  to 
  heighten  or  strengthen  their  signification.  ``Full 
  sad.''  --Milton.  ``Master  of  a  full  poor  cell.'' 
  --Shak.  ``Full  many  a  gem  of  purest  ray  serene.''  --T. 
  Gray.  Full  is  also  prefixed  to  participles  to  express 
  utmost  extent  or  degree;  as  full-bloomed,  full-blown, 
  full-crammed  full-grown,  full-laden,  full-stuffed,  etc 
  Such  compounds,  for  the  most  part  are  self-defining. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Full  \Full\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  full  or  wholly  illuminated;  as  the  moon  fulls  at 
  midnight. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Full  \Full\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fulled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Fulling}.]  [OE.  fullen,  OF  fuler,  fouler,  F.  fouler,  LL 
  fullare,  fr  L.  fullo  fuller,  cloth  fuller,  cf  Gr  ? 
  shining,  white,  AS  fullian  to  whiten  as  a  fuller,  to 
  baptize,  fullere  a  fuller.  Cf  {Defile}  to  foul,  {Foil}  to 
  frustrate,  {Fuller}.  n.  ] 
  To  thicken  by  moistening,  heating,  and  pressing,  as  cloth;  to 
  mill;  to  make  compact;  to  scour,  cleanse,  and  thicken  in  a 
  mill. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  full 
  adj  1:  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"  [ant:  {empty}] 
  2:  constituting  the  full  quantity  or  extent;  complete;  "an 
  entire  town  devastated  by  an  earthquake";  "gave  full 
  attention";  "a  total  failure"  [syn:  {entire},  {total}] 
  3:  complete  in  extent  or  degree  and  in  every  particular;  "a 
  full  game";  "a  total  eclipse";  "a  total  disaster"  [syn:  {total}] 
  4:  (informal)  having  consumed  enough  food  or  drink;  "a  full 
  stomach"  [syn:  {replete(p)}] 
  5:  (of  sound)  having  marked  depth  and  body;  "full  tones";  "a 
  full  voice"  [ant:  {thin}] 
  6:  having  the  normally  expected  amount;  "gives  full  measure"; 
  "gives  good  measure";  "a  good  mile  from  here"  [syn:  {good}] 
  7:  being  at  a  peak  or  culminating  point;  "broad  day";  "full 
  summer";  "high  noon"  [syn:  {broad(a)},  {full(a)}] 
  8:  not  separated  into  parts  or  shares;  constituting  an 
  undivided  unit;  "an  undivided  interest  in  the  property"; 
  "a  full  share"  [syn:  {undivided}] 
  9:  having  ample  fabric;  "the  current  taste  for  wide  trousers"; 
  "a  full  skirt"  [syn:  {wide},  {wide-cut}] 
  adv  :  to  the  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')  [syn:  {fully},  {to 
  the  full}] 
  v  1:  make  (a  garment)  fuller  by  pleating  or  gathering 
  2:  increase  in  phase;  "the  moon  is  waxing"  [syn:  {wax}]  [ant:  {wane}] 




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