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Idioms about full

    in full,
    1. to or for the full or required amount.
    2. without abridgment: The book was reprinted in full.
    to the full, to the greatest extent; thoroughly: They enjoyed themselves to the full.

Origin of full

1
First recorded before 900; Middle English, Old English full, ful; cognate with Gothic fulls, Old Norse fullr, Old High German foll (German voll ); akin to Latin plēnus, Greek plḗrēs, Slavic (Polish ) peƚny, Lithuanian pìlnas, Sanskrit pūrṇa-

OTHER WORDS FROM full

fullness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH full

full , fullness, fulsome

Other definitions for full (2 of 2)

full2
[ fool ]
/ fʊl /

verb (used with object)
to cleanse and thicken (cloth) by special processes in manufacture.
verb (used without object)
(of cloth) to become compacted or felted.

Origin of full

2
First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English fullen; back formation from fuller1
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British Dictionary definitions for full (1 of 2)

Derived forms of full

fullness or esp US fulness, noun

Word Origin for full

Old English; related to Old Norse fullr, Old High German foll, Latin plēnus, Greek plērēs; see fill

British Dictionary definitions for full (2 of 2)

full2
/ (fʊl) /

verb
(of cloth, yarn, etc) to become or to make (cloth, yarn, etc) heavier and more compact during manufacture through shrinking and beating or pressing

Word Origin for full

C14: from Old French fouler, ultimately from Latin fullō a fuller 1
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Other Idioms and Phrases with full

full

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