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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.]
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(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)
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(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.
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Past participle: fullered
Gerund: fullering

I fuller
you fuller
he/she/it fullers
we fuller
you fuller
they fuller
I fullered
you fullered
he/she/it fullered
we fullered
you fullered
they fullered
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
you will have been fullering
they will have been fullering
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
they would fuller
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
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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
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References in classic literature ?
One day he met a friend, a Fuller, and entreated him to come and live with him, saying that they should be far better neighbors and that their housekeeping expenses would be lessened.
Give him my name, good sir, the name of Peter the fuller, of Lymington, and ask him for a change of raiment, that I may pursue my journey without delay.
You are probably aware that fuller's-earth is a valuable product, and that it is only found in one or two places in England?'
This privilege of seeing woman eat is the earliest granted of those delicate animal intimacies, the fuller and fuller confiding of which plays not the least important part, and ever such a sweet one, even in a highly transcendental affection.
If a man so temper his actions, as in some one of them he doth content every faction, or combination of people, the music will be the fuller. A man is an ill husband of bis honor, that entereth into any action, the failing wherein may disgrace him, more than the carrying of it through, can honor him.
A short description of squire Allworthy, and a fuller account of Miss Bridget Allworthy, his sister.
But as all else in him thinned, and his cheek-bones grew sharper, his eyes, nevertheless, seemed growing fuller and fuller; they became of a strange softness of lustre; and mildly but deeply looked out at you there from his sickness, a wondrous testimony to that immortal health in him which could not die, or be weakened.
An area of about half a mile square presents a level surface of white clay or fuller's earth, perfectly spotless, resembling a great slab of Parian marble, or a sheet of dazzling snow.
But it is not ignoble to feel that the fuller life which a sad experience has brought us is worth our own personal share of pain.
Maggie had become more and more earnest as she went on; her face had become flushed, and her eyes fuller and fuller of appealing love.
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.
Rather would I be a day-labourer in the nether-world, and among the shades of the by-gone!--Fatter and fuller than ye, are forsooth the nether- worldlings!