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English adjective: full

1. full containing as much or as many as is possible or normal


SamplesA full glass.
A sky full of stars.
A full life.
The auditorium was full to overflowing.


Similarafloat, air-filled, awash, brimful, brimfull, brimming, chock-full, chockablock, chockful, choke-full, chuck-full, congested, cram full, egg-filled, engorged, filled, flooded, fraught, gas-filled, glutted, heavy, instinct, inundated, laden, ladened, loaded, overflowing, overfull, overladen, overloaded, pregnant, replete, riddled, sperm-filled, stuffed, stuffed, untasted, untouched, weighed down, well-lined


Attributefullness


Antonymsempty

2. full constituting the full quantity or extent; complete


SamplesAn entire town devastated by an earthquake.
Gave full attention.
A total failure.


Synonymsentire, total


Similarwhole


Antonymsfractional

3. full complete in extent or degree and in every particular


SamplesA full game.
A total eclipse.
A total disaster.


Synonymstotal


Similarcomplete


Antonymsincomplete, uncomplete

4. full filled to satisfaction with food or drink


SamplesA full stomach.


Synonymsreplete


Similarnourished


Antonymsmalnourished

5. full (of sound) having marked deepness and body


SamplesFull tones.
A full voice.


Similarbooming, grumbling, heavy, orotund, pear-shaped, plangent, rich, rotund, round, rumbling, sonorous, sounding, stentorian


Antonymsthin

6. full having the normally expected amount


SamplesGives full measure.
Gives good measure.
A good mile from here.


Synonymsgood


Similarample


Antonymsmeager, meagerly, meagre, scrimpy, stingy

7. full being at a peak or culminating point


SamplesBroad daylight.
Full summer.


Synonymsbroad


Similarhigh


Antonymslow

8. full having ample fabric


SamplesThe current taste for wide trousers.
A full skirt.


Synonymswide, wide-cut


Similarample


Antonymsmeager, meagerly, meagre, scrimpy, stingy


English noun: full

1. full (time) the time when the Moon is fully illuminated


SamplesThe moon is at the full.


Synonymsfull moon, full phase of the moon, full-of-the-moon


Broader (hypernym)phase of the moon


Narrower (hyponym)harvest moon


Part meronymmonth


English adverb: full

1. full to the greatest degree or extent; completely or entirely; (`full' in this sense is used as a combining form)


SamplesFully grown.
He didn't fully understand.
Knew full well.
Full-grown.
Full-fledged.


Synonymsfully, to the full


Domain usagecombining form


English verb: full

1. full (contact) beat for the purpose of cleaning and thickening


SamplesFull the cloth.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)beat

2. full (change) make (a garment) fuller by pleating or gathering


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

3. full (change) increase in phase


SamplesThe moon is waxing.


ExamplesThe moon will soon full


Synonymswax


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)increase


Antonymswane









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