[ foo l-ee, foo l-lee ]
/ ˈfʊl i, ˈfʊl li /


entirely or wholly: You should be fully done with the work by now.
quite or at least: Fully half the class attended the ceremony.

Origin of fully

before 900; Middle English, Old English. See full1, -ly

Related forms

qua·si-ful·ly, adverbun·ful·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for fully


/ (ˈfʊlɪ) /


to the greatest degree or extent; totally; entirely
amply; sufficiently; adequatelythey were fully fed
at leastit was fully an hour before she came
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