- The definition of full is someone or something that has reached its limit.
- An example of full is someone eating until they are no longer hungry.
- An example of full is an eight person vehicle carrying eight people.
This mailbox is full.
full definition by Webster's New World
- having in it all there is space for; holding or containing as much as possible; filled: a full jar
- having eaten all that one wants
- having had more than one can stand (of)
- using or occupying all of a given space: a full load
- having a great deal or number (of); crowded: a room full of people
- well supplied, stocked, or provided; rich or abounding (with of): woods full of game
- rich in detail: full information
- filling the required number, capacity, measure, etc.; complete: a full dozen
- thorough; absolute: to come to a full stop
- having reached the greatest development, size, extent, intensity, etc.: a full moon, full speed
- ☆ having attained the highest regular rank: a full professor
- having the same parents: full brothers
- having clearness, volume, and depth: a full tone
- plump; round; filled out: a full face
- with loose, wide folds; ample; flowing: a full skirt
- greatly affected by emotion, etc.
- occupied or engrossed with ideas, thoughts, etc.
- ☆ Baseball
- designating a count of three balls and two strikes on the batter
- with a runner at each of the three bases
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English akin to German voll, Gothic fulls ; from Indo-European base an unverified form pel-, to fill from source Classical Latin plenus, full and amp; plere, to fill, Classical Greek plēthein, to be full, Welsh llawn, full
- to the greatest degree; completely; fully: a full-grown boy
- directly; exactly: to be hit full in the face
- very: full well
Origin: Middle English fullen ; from Old French fuler ; from Midieval Latin fullare, to full ; from Classical Latin fullo, cloth fuller
full definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective full·er, full·est
- Containing all that is normal or possible: a full pail.
- Complete in every particular: a full account.
- Baseball a. Amounting to three balls and two strikes. Used of a count.b. Having a base runner at first, second, and third base: The bases were full when the slugger stepped up to bat.
- a. Of maximum or highest degree: at full speed.b. Being at the peak of development or maturity: in full bloom.
- Having a great deal or many: a book full of errors.
- Totally qualified, accepted, or empowered: a full member of the club.
- a. Rounded in shape; plump: a full figure.b. Having or made with a generous amount of fabric: full draperies.
- a. Having an appetite completely satisfied, especially for food or drink: was full after the Thanksgiving dinner.b. Providing an abundance, especially of food.
- Having depth and body; rich: a full aroma; full tones.
- Completely absorbed or preoccupied: “He was already pretty full of himself” (Ron Rosenbaum).
- Possessing both parents in common: full brothers; full sisters.
- To a complete extent; entirely: knowing full well.
- Exactly; directly: full in the path of the moon.
- The maximum or complete size or amount: repaid in full.
- The highest degree or state: living life to the full.
Origin: Middle English ful, from Old English full; see pelə-1 in Indo-European roots.
- fullˈness, fulˈness noun
transitive verb fulled, full·ing, fulls
Origin: Middle English fullen, from Old French fouler, from Vulgar Latin *fullāre, from Latin fullō, fuller; see bhel-2 in Indo-European roots.
full - Phrases/Idioms
at the full
- to, for, or with the full amount, value, etc.
- with all the words or letters; not abbreviated or condensed