[foo l-lengkth, -length]


of standard or customary length: a full-length movie.
showing or accommodating the full length or height of the human body: a full-length mirror.

Origin of full-length

First recorded in 1700–10
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Examples from the Web for full-length

Contemporary Examples of full-length

Historical Examples of full-length

  • Then she went to the guest room to stand before the full-length mirror there.

    Her Father's Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter

  • There was a full-length looking-glass in one corner of the shop.

    Henry Dunbar

    M. E. Braddon

  • Judging from the sample, I confess to curiosity for a full-length view.

    The Strollers

    Frederic S. Isham

  • It was of a full-length portrait of Alice, life-size, by Grant.

    Tony Butler

    Charles James Lever

  • When it was done, I tried it on in front of a full-length mirror.

    The Repairman

    Harry Harrison

British Dictionary definitions for full-length


noun (modifier)

extending to or showing the complete lengtha full-length mirror
of the original length; not abridged
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