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full 1

 (fo͝ol)
adj. full·er, full·est
1. Containing all that is normal or possible: a full pail.
2. Complete in every particular: a full account.
3. Baseball
a. Amounting to three balls and two strikes. Used of a count.
b. Having a base runner at first, second, and third base: The bases were full when the slugger stepped up to bat.
4.
a. Of maximum or highest degree: at full speed.
b. Being at the peak of development or maturity: in full bloom.
c. Of or relating to a full moon.
5. Having a great deal or many: a book full of errors.
6. Totally qualified, accepted, or empowered: a full member of the club.
7.
a. Rounded in shape; plump: a full figure.
b. Having or made with a generous amount of fabric: full draperies.
8.
a. Having an appetite completely satisfied, especially for food or drink: was full after the Thanksgiving dinner.
b. Providing an abundance, especially of food.
9. Having depth and body; rich: a full aroma; full tones.
10. Completely absorbed or preoccupied: "He was already pretty full of himself" (Ron Rosenbaum).
11. Possessing both parents in common: full brothers; full sisters.
12. Of or relating to a full-size bed: full sheets; a full bed skirt.
adv.
1. To a complete extent; entirely: knowing full well.
2. Exactly; directly: full in the path of the moon.
v. fulled, full·ing, fulls
v.tr.
To make (a garment) full, as by pleating or gathering.
v.intr.
To become full. Used of the moon.
n.
1. The maximum or complete size or amount: repaid in full.
2. The highest degree or state: living life to the full.
3. A full-size bed.

[Middle English ful, from Old English full; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]

full′ness, ful′ness n.

full 2

 (fo͝ol)
tr.v. fulled, full·ing, fulls
To increase the density and usually the thickness of (cloth) by shrinking and beating or pressing.

[Middle English fullen, from Old French fouler, from Vulgar Latin *fullāre, from Latin fullō, fuller; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fullness - completeness over a broad scope
completeness - the state of being complete and entire; having everything that is needed
2.fullness - the property of a sensation that is rich and pleasingfullness - the property of a sensation that is rich and pleasing; "the music had a fullness that echoed through the hall"; "the cheap wine had no body, no mellowness"; "he was well aware of the richness of his own appearance"
property - a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class; "a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"
3.fullness - the condition of being filled to capacity
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
repletion, satiation, satiety - the state of being satisfactorily full and unable to take on more
overabundance, surfeit, excess - the state of being more than full
solidity - state of having the interior filled with matter
infestation - the state of being invaded or overrun by parasites
emptiness - the state of containing nothing
4.fullness - greatness of volume
bigness, largeness - the property of having a relatively great size

fullness

noun
1. plenty, glut, saturation, sufficiency, profusion, satiety, repletion, copiousness, ampleness, adequateness High fibre diets give the feeling of fullness.
2. completeness, wealth, entirety, totality, wholeness, vastness, plenitude, comprehensiveness, broadness, extensiveness She displayed the fullness of her cycling talent.
3. roundness, voluptuousness, curvaceousness, swelling, enlargement, dilation, distension, tumescence I accept my body with all its womanly fullness.
4. richness, strength, resonance, loudness, clearness with modest riffs and a fullness in sound
in the fullness of time eventually, finally, one day, after all, some time, in the end, ultimately, at the end of the day, in the long run, sooner or later, some day, when all is said and done, in the course of time a mystery that will be revealed in the fullness of time
Translations

fullness

[ˈfʊlnɪs] N
1. [of detail] → abundancia f
2. [of figure] → plenitud f; [of dress] → amplitud f
3. in the fullness of time (liter) (= eventually) → con el correr del tiempo; (= at predestined time) → a su debido tiempo

fullness

[ˈfʊlnɪs] n
[garment] → ampleur f
(after eating)rassasiement m
in the fullness of time (= eventually) → avec le tempsfull-on [ˌfʊlˈɒn] adj (= real) → pur(e) et dur(e)
a full-on attack → une attaque à outrancefull-page [ˌfʊlˈpeidʒ] adj [advert, article] → pleine pagefull pay n
to be suspended on full pay → être suspendu(e) de ses fonctions sans perte de salairefull-scale [ˌfʊlˈskeɪl] adj
[search, investigation] → approfondi(e); [war, invasion] → total(e)
[model] → grandeur nature invfull-size [ˌfʊlˈsaɪz] adj [model, picture] → grandeur nature invfull-sized [ˌfʊlˈsaɪzd] adj
(= life-sized) [portrait, model, drawing] → grandeur nature inv
(= adult-sized) [bicycle, violin, bed] → d'adultefull stop n (British)point m
to come to a full stop (fig)cesserfull-time [ˌfʊlˈtaɪm]
adj
[work, job] → à plein temps
She's got a full-time job → Elle a un travail à plein temps.
[education, student] → à plein temps
[score] → à la fin du matchfull time full-time
adv [work] → à plein temps
She works full-time → Elle travaille à plein temps.
n (British)fin f du matchfull-timer [ˌfʊlˈtaɪmər] n (= worker) → personne qui travaille à plein tempsfull up full-up [ˌfʊlˈʌp] adj
[place, institution] → plein(e)
(= unable to eat any more) to be full up [person] → n'en pouvoir plus
I'm full up → J'en peux plus.

fullness

n (of detail, description)Vollständigkeit f; (of voice)Klangfülle f; (of skirt)Fülle f, → Weite f; (of flavour)Vollmundigkeit f; (of skirt)Fülle f, → Weite f; out of the fullness of his heart (liter)aus der Fülle seines Herzens (liter); this cut gives some fullness to the hairstyledieser Schnitt gibt der Frisur Fülle; in the fullness of time (= eventually)zu gegebener Zeit; (= at predestined time)da or als die Zeit gekommen war, da or als die Zeit erfüllt war

fullness

[ˈfʊlnɪs] n (of detail) → abbondanza; (of figure, hips) → rotondità; (of dress) → ampiezza
in the fullness of time (eventually) → col tempo (at predestined time) → a tempo debito
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His language has the richness and sententious fullness of the Chinese.
They felt and they deplored -- but they could not resent it; and they parted, endeavouring to hope that such a change in the general, as each believed almost impossible, might speedily take place, to unite them again in the fullness of privileged affection.
In the fullness of time the ship was ready to receive her passengers.
I had then expressed what was vividly in my mind: the truth that, whether the children really saw or not--since, that is, it was not yet definitely proved--I greatly preferred, as a safeguard, the fullness of my own exposure.
Robert Strickland has "interpreted" all the facts in his father's life which a dutiful son might find it inconvenient to remember must surely lead him in the fullness of time to the highest dignities of the Church.
She struck those who saw her by her fullness of life and beauty, combined with her indifference to everything about her.
For myself, I have never fancied my mind to be in any respect more perfect than those of the generality; on the contrary, I have often wished that I were equal to some others in promptitude of thought, or in clearness and distinctness of imagination, or in fullness and readiness of memory.
Man had been content to live in ease and delight upon the labours of his fellow-man, had taken Necessity as his watchword and excuse, and in the fullness of time Necessity had come home to him.
I felt assured, at first sight, that she was not a Belgian; her complexion, her countenance, her lineaments, her figure, were all distinct from theirs, and, evidently, the type of another race--of a race less gifted with fullness of flesh and plenitude of blood; less jocund, material, unthinking.
As to his head, he was conscious of nothing but a feeling of fullness -- of congestion.
But the doctor was much the more respectable-looking man of the two; his baldness was more intellectual and benevolent; there was a delicacy and propriety in the pulpiness of his fat white chin, a bland bagginess in his unwhiskered cheeks, a reverent roughness about his eyebrows and a fullness in his lower eyelids, which raised him far higher, physiognomically speaking, in the social scale, than my old prison acquaintance.
Promising nothing when she was a child, it had now sprung into womanly fullness, symmetry, and grace.