AskDefine | Define full

Dictionary Definition

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 filled to satisfaction with 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 greatest degree or extent; completely or entirely; (`full' in this sense is used as a combining form); "fully grown"; "he didn't fully understand"; "knew full well"; "full-grown"; "full-fledged" [syn: fully, to the full]

Verb

1 beat for the purpose of cleaning and thickening; "full the cloth"
2 make (a garment) fuller by pleating or gathering
3 increase in phase; "the moon is waxing" [syn: wax] [ant: wane]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • , /fʊl/, /fUl/
  • Rhymes: -ʊl

Etymology 1

full

Adjective

en-adj er
  1. Containing the maximum possible amount of that which can fit in the space available.
    The jugs were full to the point of overflowing.
  2. Complete; with nothing omitted.
    Our book gives full treatment to the subject of angling.
  3. Total, entire.
    She had tattoos the full length of her arms.
    He was prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
  4. satisfied, especially in relation to eating.
    "I'm full", he said, pushing back from the table.
  5. Of a garment, of a size that is ample, wide, or having ample folds or pleats to be comfortable.
    She needed her full clothing during her pregnancy.
  6. Having depth and body; rich.
Synonyms
Antonyms
containing the maximum possible amount
  • Afrikaans: vol
  • Albanian: plot
  • Catalan: ple
  • Croatian: pun
  • Danish: fuld, fyldt
  • Dutch: vol
  • Esperanto: plena
  • Finnish: täysi
  • French: plein
  • German: voll
  • Greek: πλήρης, γεμάτος
  • Hebrew: מלא (mal'e)
  • Hungarian: tele
  • Indonesian: penuh
    Javanese: kebak
  • Irish: lán
  • Italian: pieno
  • Kurdish:
    Sorani: پڕ
  • Lithuanian: pilnas
  • Polish: pełny
  • Portuguese: cheio
  • Romanian: plin
  • Russian: полный
  • Sardinian: prenu
  • Slovenian: poln
  • Spanish: lleno
  • Swedish: full
  • Welsh: llawn
complete
total, entire
satisfied, in relation to eating
of a garment
  • Danish: vid
  • Dutch: ruim, wijd
  • Finnish: väljä
rich tones
Translations to be checked

Etymology 2

Latin fullare, French fouler "to tread, stamp, full"

Verb

  1. To make cloth denser and firmer by soaking, beating and pressing, to waulk, walk
Translations
  • Danish: valke, stampe
  • Finnish: vanuttaa
  • Italian: sodare
  • Korean: 무두질하다 (mudujil-hada)
Derived terms
See also
  • Danish valke "to walk, waulk, full"
  • English walk, waulk (dubious)
  • German walken "to tan, waulk, full"
  • Middle Dutch walken "to knead, press, full"
  • Middle English walken "to roll, toss, journey about" (dubious)

Catalan

Etymology

folium, leaf

Noun

full
  1. sheet of paper

Norwegian

Adjective

  1. full (containing the maximum possible amount)
  2. drunk

Old English

Etymology

Common Germanic *fullaz, whence also Old High German foll, Old Norse fullr

Adjective

full
  1. full

Swedish

Etymology

Old Norse fullr

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. full (containing the maximum possible amount)
  2. drunk

Extensive Definition

Full may refer to the following:
full in Italian: Full

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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