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full·er 1

One that fulls cloth.

full·er 2

1. A hammer used by a blacksmith for grooving or spreading iron.
2. A groove made by such a hammer.

[Possibly from full, to pleat.]


(Textiles) a person who fulls cloth for his or her living
[Old English fullere, from Latin fullō]


1. (Tools) Also called: fullering tool a tool for forging a groove
2. (Tools) a tool for caulking a riveted joint
(Tools) (tr) to forge (a groove) or caulk (a riveted joint) with a fuller
[C19: perhaps from the name Fuller]


1. (Biography) (Richard) Buckminster. 1895–1983, US architect and engineer: developed the geodesic dome
2. (Biography) Roy (Broadbent). 1912–91, British poet and writer, whose collections include The Middle of a War (1942) and A Lost Season (1944), both of which are concerned with World War II, Epitaphs and Occasions (1949), and Available for Dreams (1989)
3. (Biography) Thomas. 1608–61, English clergyman and antiquarian; author of The Worthies of England (1662)


(ˈfʊl ər)

a person who fulls cloth.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English fullere < Latin fullō fuller; see -er1]


(ˈfʊl ər)

1. a hammer, semicircular in cross section, used for grooving and spreading iron.
2. a groove running along the flat of a sword blade.


(ˈfʊl ər)
comparative of full 1.


(ˈfʊl ər)

1. R(ichard) Buckminster, 1895–1983, U.S. engineer, designer, and architect.
2. (Sarah) Margaret (Marchioness Ossoli), 1810–50, U.S. author and literary critic.


Past participle: fullered
Gerund: fullering

I fuller
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we fuller
you fuller
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I fullered
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we fullered
you fullered
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Present Continuous
I am fullering
you are fullering
he/she/it is fullering
we are fullering
you are fullering
they are fullering
Present Perfect
I have fullered
you have fullered
he/she/it has fullered
we have fullered
you have fullered
they have fullered
Past Continuous
I was fullering
you were fullering
he/she/it was fullering
we were fullering
you were fullering
they were fullering
Past Perfect
I had fullered
you had fullered
he/she/it had fullered
we had fullered
you had fullered
they had fullered
I will fuller
you will fuller
he/she/it will fuller
we will fuller
you will fuller
they will fuller
Future Perfect
I will have fullered
you will have fullered
he/she/it will have fullered
we will have fullered
you will have fullered
they will have fullered
Future Continuous
I will be fullering
you will be fullering
he/she/it will be fullering
we will be fullering
you will be fullering
they will be fullering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fullering
you have been fullering
he/she/it has been fullering
we have been fullering
you have been fullering
they have been fullering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fullering
you will have been fullering
he/she/it will have been fullering
we will have been fullering
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fullering
you had been fullering
he/she/it had been fullering
we had been fullering
you had been fullering
they had been fullering
I would fuller
you would fuller
he/she/it would fuller
we would fuller
you would fuller
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Past Conditional
I would have fullered
you would have fullered
he/she/it would have fullered
we would have fullered
you would have fullered
they would have fullered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Fuller - United States jurist and chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1833-1910)
2.fuller - United States architect who invented the geodesic dome (1895-1983)Fuller - United States architect who invented the geodesic dome (1895-1983)
3.fuller - a workman who fulls (cleans and thickens) freshly woven cloth for a living
working man, working person, workingman, workman - an employee who performs manual or industrial labor
References in classic literature ?
It could be seen, however, that her person, though molded with the same exquisite proportions, of which none of the graces were lost by the traveling dress she wore, was rather fuller and more mature than that of her companion.
What I felt the next day was, I suppose, nothing that could be fairly called a reaction from the cheer of my arrival; it was probably at the most only a slight oppression produced by a fuller measure of the scale, as I walked round them, gazed up at them, took them in, of my new circumstances.
Cicero, when he buried his darling and only daughter, had a heart as full of honest grief as poor Tom's,--perhaps no fuller, for both were only men;--but Cicero could pause over no such sublime words of hope, and look to no such future reunion; and if he had seen them, ten to one he would not have believed,--he must fill his head first with a thousand questions of authenticity of manuscript, and correctness of translation.
Ah, yes, to go, and know it not; to separate and know it not; how could one go peace -- fuller than that?
When Cathy first arrived - it was in the forenoon - Buffalo Bill was away, carrying orders to Major Fuller, at Five Forks, up in the Clayton Hills.
The wine-bags also fell to my lot to carry, and throughout the day, after each drink, I replenished them secretly with water, so that at the next halt they were found fuller than before
She motioned me to be still, and set down by me, and begun to whisper, and said we could all be joyful now, because all the symptoms was first-rate, and he'd been sleeping like that for ever so long, and looking better and peace- fuller all the time, and ten to one he'd wake up in his right mind.
Her eyes, a deep grey, with dark eyelashes and eyebrows, had never been denied their praise; but the skin, which she had been used to cavil at, as wanting colour, had a clearness and delicacy which really needed no fuller bloom.
They looked fuller of lace than ever this morning, but her eyes were not laughing at all.
What an amazing place London was to me when I saw it in the distance, and how I believed all the adventures of all my favourite heroes to be constantly enacting and re-enacting there, and how I vaguely made it out in my own mind to be fuller of wonders and wickedness than all the cities of the earth, I need not stop here to relate.
But in Raveloe village the bells rang merrily, and the church was fuller than all through the rest of the year, with red faces among the abundant dark-green boughs--faces prepared for a longer service than usual by an odorous breakfast of toast and ale.
The pail got fuller and fuller, and swung like a pendulum.