- (of the count on a batter) amounting to three balls and two strikes: He hit a slider for a homer on a full count.
- (of the bases) having base runners at each; loaded: The bases were full and nobody was out.
- to make full, as by gathering or pleating.
- to bring (the cloth) on one side of a seam to a little greater fullness than on the other by gathering or tucking very slightly.
Idioms about full
- to or for the full or required amount.
- without abridgment: The book was reprinted in full.
Origin of full1
OTHER WORDS FROM fullfull·ness, noun
Other definitions for full (2 of 2)
Origin of full2
How to use full in a sentence
And he used that resource to its fullest 128 years ago this week.128 Years Old and Still a Looker: Happy Birthday to Lady Liberty|Elizabeth Mitchell|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is there that you get the fullest sense of majesty and tragedy of this city transformed.The Resilient City: New York After 9/11|John Avlon|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is the way he understands life, to live it to its fullest.It Ain't Easy Being Bisexual on TV|Amy Zimmerman|August 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Unless I disagree with you, then I hereby disinvite you from all that fullest-life-living-unknown-embracing-growing stuff.Class of 2014, Prepare to Be Powerless|Kevin Bleyer|May 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Offered fullest support of the White House, including Air Force One.Notes on LBJ’s Death From His Closest Aide|Tom Johnson|January 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The rays of the ascending sun were bright upon it: and the superb palace of the Spanish kings shone in its fullest splendour.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Oh that their ranks could be kept filled and that a mould so unique was being used to its fullest in forming new regulars.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
I am a mere artisan in composition, but you will be an artist, in the fullest sense of the word.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
She had the fullest, clearest view of the situation, and she looked at it without flinching and without compromise.Hilda|Sarah Jeanette Duncan
This present reprint, therefore, intends to give the fullest text of Richardsons introduction, and to indicate his changes.Samuel Richardson's Introduction to Pamela|Samuel Richardson
British Dictionary definitions for full (1 of 2)
- powerful or rich in volume and sound
- completing a piece or section; concludinga full close
- completely; entirely
- (in combination)full-grown; full-fledged
Derived forms of fullfullness or esp US fulness, noun
Word Origin for full
British Dictionary definitions for full (2 of 2)
Word Origin for full
Other Idioms and Phrases with full
In addition to the idioms beginning with full
- full blast
- full circle, come
- full of beans
- full of crap
- full of hot air
- full of it
- full of oneself
- full speed ahead
- full swing
- full tilt, at
- full well
- glass is half full
- have one's hands full
- in full swing
- to the full
Also see underfill.