[ fool-lengkth, -length ]
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  1. of standard or customary length: a full-length movie.

  2. 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

Words Nearby full-length

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How to use full-length in a sentence

  • It ended on a complaint that she was 'tired rather and spending my time at full length on a deck-chair in the garden.'

    The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
  • He tried to jump, his foot caught, he slipped, and the next moment was lying full length in the improvised bed.

    Friend Mac Donald | Max O'Rell
  • They were to make a sudden dash and ride the full length of the line, ordering those who had arms to give them up.

  • full-length figures of county worthies hung around, in all varieties of costume, from the days of Holbein to the present time.

    Ruth | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • The dragon lies full length, half sleeping, on the soaking cloud.

    The Dragon Painter | Mary McNeil Fenollosa

British Dictionary definitions for full-length


  1. extending to or showing the complete length: a full-length mirror

  2. of the original length; not abridged

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