full1 [fool]
[ME < OE, akin to Ger voll, Goth fulls < IE base * pel-, to fill > L plenus, full & plere, to fill, Gr plēthein, to be full, Welsh llawn, full]
1. having in it all there is space for; holding or containing as much as possible; filled [a full jar]
a) having eaten all that one wants
b) having had more than one can stand (of)
3. using or occupying all of a given space [a full load]
4. having a great deal or number (of); crowded [a room full of people]
a) well supplied, stocked, or provided; rich or abounding (with of) [woods full of game]
b) rich in detail [full information]
a) filling the required number, capacity, measure, etc.; complete [a full dozen]
b) thorough; absolute [to come to a full stop]
a) having reached the greatest development, size, extent, intensity, etc. [a full moon, full speed ]
b) having attained the highest regular rank [a full professor]
8. having the same parents [full brothers]
9. having clearness, volume, and depth [a full tone]
10. plump; round; filled out [a full face]
11. with loose, wide folds; ample; flowing [a full skirt]
a) greatly affected by emotion, etc.
b) occupied or engrossed with ideas, thoughts, etc.
13. Baseball
a) designating a count of three balls and two strikes on the batter
b) with a runner at each of the three bases
the greatest amount, extent, number, size, etc. [to enjoy life to the full]
1. to the greatest degree; completely; fully [a full-grown boy]
2. directly; exactly [to be hit full in the face]
3. very [full well]
to sew loose folds into (a skirt); gather
to become full: said of the moon
at the full
at the state or time of fullness
in full
1. to, for, or with the full amount, value, etc.
2. with all the words or letters; not abbreviated or condensed
full2 [fool]
vt., vi.
[ME fullen < OFr fuler < ML fullare, to full < L fullo, cloth fuller]
to shrink and thicken (cloth, esp. wool) with moisture, heat, and pressure

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