In full
Full Full (f[.u]l), a. [Compar. {Fuller} (f[.u]l"[~e]r); 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. plh`rhs, Skr. p[=u][.r]na full, pr[=a] to fill, also to Gr. poly`s 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. [1913 Webster]

Had the throne been full, their meeting would not have been regular. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

It came to pass, at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed. --Gen. xii. 1. [1913 Webster]

The man commands Like a full soldier. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

I can not Request a fuller satisfaction Than you have freely granted. --Ford. [1913 Webster]

4. Sated; surfeited. [1913 Webster]

I am full of the burnt offerings of rams. --Is. i. 11. [1913 Webster]

5. Having the mind filled with ideas; stocked with knowledge; stored with information. [1913 Webster]

Reading maketh a full man. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Every one is full of the miracles done by cold baths on decayed and weak constitutions. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

7. Filled with emotions. [1913 Webster]

The heart is so full that a drop overfills it. --Lowell. [1913 Webster]

8. Impregnated; made pregnant. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Ilia, the fair, . . . full of Mars. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{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 {Full 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}. [1913 Webster]


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  • in full — phrasal 1. to the requisite or complete amount < paid in full > 2. to the fullest extent ; completely < read the book in full > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • In full blast — Full Full (f[.u]l), a. [Compar. {Fuller} (f[.u]l [ e]r); 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. plh rhs, Skr. p[=u][.r]na full, pr[=a] to fill …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • in full swing — {adj. phr.} Actively going on; in full action. * /The Valentine party was in full swing./ * /All of the children were planting seeds; the gardening project was in full swing./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in full swing — {adj. phr.} Actively going on; in full action. * /The Valentine party was in full swing./ * /All of the children were planting seeds; the gardening project was in full swing./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • In full blast — Blast Blast (bl[.a]st), n. [AS. bl[=ae]st a puff of wind, a blowing; akin to Icel. bl[=a]str, OHG. bl[=a]st, and fr. a verb akin to Icel. bl[=a]sa to blow, OHG. bl[^a]san, Goth. bl[=e]san (in comp.); all prob. from the same root as E. blow. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • In full uniform — Uniform U ni*form, n. [F. uniforme. See {Uniform}, a.] A dress of a particular style or fashion worn by persons in the same service or order by means of which they have a distinctive appearance; as, the uniform of the artillery, of the police, of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • To be in full feather — Feather Feath er (f[e^][th] [ e]r), n. [OE. fether, AS. fe[eth]er; akin to D. veder, OHG. fedara, G. feder, Icel. fj[ o][eth]r, Sw. fj[ a]der, Dan. fj[ae]der, Gr. ptero n wing, feather, pe tesqai to fly, Skr. pattra wing, feather, pat to fly, and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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