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  6  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]: 
 
  Fuller  \Full"er\,  n.  [AS.  fullere,  fr  L.  fullo.  See  {Full},  v. 
  t.] 
  One  whose  occupation  is  to  full  cloth. 
 
  {Fuller's  earth},  a  variety  of  clay,  used  in  scouring  and 
  cleansing  cloth,  to  imbibe  grease. 
 
  {Fuller's  herb}  (Bot.),  the  soapwort  ({Saponaria 
  officinalis}),  formerly  used  to  remove  stains  from  cloth. 
 
 
  {Fuller's  thistle  or  weed}  (Bot.),  the  teasel  ({Dipsacus 
  fullonum})  whose  burs  are  used  by  fullers  in  dressing 
  cloth.  See  {Teasel}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fuller  \Full"er\,  n.  [From  {Full},  a.]  (Blacksmith's  Work) 
  A  die;  a  half-round  set  hammer,  used  for  forming  grooves  and 
  spreading  iron;  --  called  also  a  {creaser}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fuller  \Full"er\,  v.  t. 
  To  form  a  groove  or  channel  in  by  a  fuller  or  set  hammer; 
  as  to  fuller  a  bayonet. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fuller 
  n  :  a  worker  who  fulls  (cleans  and  thickens)  freshly  woven  cloth 
  for  a  living 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Fuller 
  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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