adj. full•er, full•est, adj.
1) completely filled; containing all that can be held:
a full cup[/ex]
2) complete; entire; maximum:
a full supply of food[/ex]
3) of the maximum size, amount, extent, volume, etc.:
a full load of five tons; to receive full pay[/ex]
4) clo (of garments, drapery, etc.) wide, ample, or having ample folds
5) abundant; well-supplied:
a cabinet full of medicine[/ex]
6) filled or rounded out, as in form:
a full figure[/ex]
7) engrossed; occupied (usu. fol. by of):
She was full of her own anxieties[/ex]
8) of the highest rank:
a full professor[/ex]
9) of the same parents:
full brothers[/ex]
10) mad ample and complete in volume or richness of sound:
a full-toned voice[/ex]
11) vin (of wines) having considerable body
12) exactly or directly:
The blow struck him full in the face[/ex]
13) very:
You know full well what I mean[/ex]
14) fully, completely, or entirely; quite; at least:
It happened full 40 years ago[/ex]
15) clo to make full by sewing, as by gathering or pleating
16) astron. (of the moon) to become full
17) the highest or fullest state, condition, or degree:
The moon is at the full[/ex]
Etymology: bef. 900; ME, OE full, ful; c. OHG foll, ON fullr; akin to L plēnus, Gk plḗvēs full′ness, n. II
[[t]fʊl[/t]] v. t.
1) tex to cleanse and thicken (cloth) by special processes in manufacture
2) tex (of cloth) to become compacted or felted
Etymology: 1350–1400; ME; back formation from fuller I

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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