[ foo l-tahym ]
/ ˈfʊlˈtaɪm /


working or operating the customary number of hours in each day, week, or month: a full-time housekeeper; full-time production.Compare part-time.


on a full-time basis.

Origin of full-time

First recorded in 1895–1900

Definition for full-time (2 of 2)

full time


the number of hours in a period, as a day, week, or month, considered customary for pursuing an activity, especially working at a job: The factory now operates on full time.
Compare part time.

Origin of full time

First recorded in 1910–15
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British Dictionary definitions for full-time (1 of 2)



for the entire time appropriate to an activitya full-time job; a full-time student

adverb full time

on a full-time basishe works full time
Compare part-time

Derived forms of full-time

full-timer, noun

British Dictionary definitions for full-time (2 of 2)

full time


the end of a football or other matchCompare half-time
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