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{{11}}full (adj.) O.E. full "completely, full, perfect, entire, utter," from P.Gmc. *fullaz (Cf. O.S. full, O.Fris. ful, O.N. fullr, O.H.G. fol, Ger. voll, Goth. fulls), from PIE *pele- "to fill" (see PLENARY (Cf. plenary)). Adverbial sense was common in M.E. (full well, full many, etc.). Related: Fuller; fullest. Full moon was O.E. fulles monan; first record of full-blood in relation to racial purity is from 1812. Full house is 1710 in the theatrical sense, 1887 in the poker sense.
{{12}}full (v.) "to tread or beat cloth to cleanse or thicken it," late 14c., from O.Fr. fouler, from L. fullo (see FOIL (Cf. foil) (v.)); O.E. had the agent-noun fullere, probably directly from L. fullo.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • full — [ ful ] adjective *** ▸ 1 containing all that fits ▸ 2 complete ▸ 3 having a lot of something ▸ 4 unable to eat more ▸ 5 as much as possible ▸ 6 busy ▸ 7 body: large ▸ 8 clothing: loose on body ▸ 9 about flavor ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) containing the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Full — Reuenthal Basisdaten Kanton: Aargau Bezirk: Zurzach …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • full — full1 [fool] adj. [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… …   English World dictionary

  • full — full, complete, plenary, replete are not interchangeable with each other, but the last three are interchangeable with the most comprehensive term, full, in at least one of its senses. Full implies the presence or inclusion of everything that is… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • full — [ ful ] n. m. • 1884; mot angl. « plein » ♦ Anglic. Au poker, Ensemble formé par un brelan et une paire (SYN. main pleine). Full aux as, rois, dames..., comprenant un brelan d as, de rois, de dames. ⊗ HOM. Foule. ● full, fulls nom masculin… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Full — Full, adv. Quite; to the same degree; without abatement or diminution; with the whole force or effect; thoroughly; completely; exactly; entirely. [1913 Webster] The pawn I proffer shall be full as good. Dryden. [1913 Webster] The diapason closing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • full — Ⅰ. full [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) containing or holding as much or as many as possible; having no empty space. 2) (full of) having a large number or quantity of. 3) not lacking or omitting anything; complete. 4) (full of) unable to stop talking or… …   English terms dictionary

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