adjective, full·er, full·est.
- (of the count on a batter) amounting to three balls and two strikes: He hit a slider for a homer on a full count.
- having base runners at first, second, and third bases; loaded.
verb (used with object)
- 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.
verb (used without object)
Words nearby full
Idioms for 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
Examples from the Web for fullness
And equal to Bunning in decency, honesty, fullness of thought, and forwardly straight talk was Rick Robinson.
Trippy, echoing sound effects give “A Brain In A Bottle” a sense of fullness and dimension—as they do for “Guess Again!”Newest Album From Radiohead’s Thom Yorke Is No Online Afterthought|Noel Murray|September 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the fullness of time it is possible to see beyond the fleeting moments of a life to a more balanced and complete picture.Three Dicks: Cheney, Nixon, Richard III and the Art of Reputation Rehab|Clive Irving|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He has “no idea” if the fullness of the memory will ever materialize.Exclusive: ‘X-Men’ Sex Abuse Lawyer Says He Was Assaulted, Too|Tim Teeman|May 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Real horror ought to inform our policy debates at least as much in the fullness of time.
The fullness of George Eliot's mind at this time may be gathered from the rapidity with which one work followed another.The English Novel|Sidney Lanier
They seemed to feel the new reign of peace and fullness most of all.Freckles|Gene Stratton-Porter
This great truth in its fullness, accepted and believed in the heart, is the highest attainment in faith that man is capable of.
In the fullness of my heart I laid bare our plans before him.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition|Robert Louis Stevenson
And it is as grandmothers that our mothers come into the fullness of their grace.Mince PieAuthor: Christopher Darlington MorleyRelease Date: October 10, 2004 [eBook #13694]|Christopher Darlington Morley
British Dictionary definitions for fullness (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 fullness (2 of 2)
Word Origin for full
Idioms and Phrases with fullness
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.