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1. Replete; having within its limits all that it can contain; as a vessel full of liquor.
2. Abounding with; having a large quantity or abundance; as a house full of furniture; life is full of cares and perplexities.
3. Supplied; not vacant.
Had the throne been full their meeting would not have been regular.
4. Plump; fat; as a full body.
5. Saturated; sated.
I am full of the burnt offerings of rams. Isaiah 1:11.
6. Crowded, with regard to the imagination or memory.
Every one is full of the miracles done by cold baths on decayed and weak constitutions.
7. Large; entire; not partial; that fills; as a full meal.
8. Complete; entire; not defective or partial; as the full accomplishment of a prophecy.
9. Complete; entire; without abatement.
It came to pass, at the end of two full years, that Pharoah dreamed - Genesis 41:1.
10. Containing the whole matter; expressing the whole; as a full narration or description.
11. Strong; not faint or attenuated; loud; clear; distinct; as a full voice or sound.
12. Mature; perfect; as a person of full age.
13. Entire; complete; denoting the completion of a sentence; as a full stop or point.
14. Spread to view in all dimensions; as a head drawn with a full face.
15. Exhibiting the whole disk or surface illuminated; as the full moon.
16. Abundant; plenteous; sufficient. We have a full supply of provisions for the year.
17. Adequate; equal; as a full compensation or reward for labor.
18. Well fed.
19. Well supplied or furnished; abounding.
20. Copious; ample. The speaker or the writer was full upon that point.
A full band, in music, is when all the voices and instruments are employed.
A full organ, is when all or most of the stops are out.
1. Complete measure; utmost extent. this instrument answers to the full
2. The highest state or degree.
The swan's down feather, that stands upon the swell at full of tide -
3. The whole; the total; in the phrase, at full
4. The state of satiety; as fed to the full
The full of the moon, is the time when it presents to the spectator its whole face illuminated, as it always does when in opposition to the sun.
1. Quite; to the same degree; without abatement or diminution.
The pawn I proffer shall be full as good.
2. With the whole effect.
The diapason closing full in man.
FULL in the center of the sacred wood.
4. Directly; as, he looked him full in the face.
It is placed before adjectives and adverbs to heighten or strengthen their signification; as full sad.
FULL well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. Mark 7:9.
FULL is prefixed to other words, chiefly participles, to express utmost extent or degree.
FULL-ACORNED, adjective Fed to the full with acorns.
FULL'AGE, noun Money paid for fulling cloth.
FULL-BLOOMED, adjective Having perfect bloom.
1. Fully expanded, as a blossom.
2. Fully distended with wind.
FULL-BOTTOM, noun A wig with a large bottom.
FULL-BOTTOMED, adjective Having a large bottom, as a wig.
FULL-BUTT, adverb Meeting directly and with violence. [Vulgar.]
FULL-CHARGED, adjective Charged to fullness.
FULL-CRAMMED, adjective Crammed to fullness.
FULL-DRESSED, adjective Dressed in form or costume.
FULL-DRIVE, adjective Driving with full speed. FULL-EARED, adjective Having the ears or heads full of grain.
FULL'ED, participle passive Cleansed; thickened; made dense and firm in a mill.
The word "full" is from the Anglo-Saxon fullian, meaning "to whiten." To full is to press or scour cloth in a mill. This art is one of great antiquity. Mention is made of "fuller's soap" (Malachi 3:2), and of "the fuller's field" (2 Kings 18:17). At his transfiguration our Lord's rainment is said to have been white "so as no fuller on earth could white them" (Mark 9:3). En-rogel (q.v.), meaning literally "foot-fountain," has been interpreted as the "fuller's fountain," because there the fullers trod the cloth with their feet.
The trade of the fullers, so far as it is mentioned in Scripture, appears to have consisted chiefly in cleansing garments and whitening them. The process of fulling or cleansing clothes consisted in treading or stamping on the garments with the feet or with bats in tubs of water, in which some alkaline substance answering the purpose of soap had been dissolved. The substances used for this purpose which are mentioned in Scripture are natron, (Proverbs 25:20; Jeremiah 2:22) and soap. (Malachi 3:2) Other substances also are mentioned as being employed in cleansing, which, together with alkali, seem to identify the Jewish with the Roman process, as urine and chalk. The process of whitening garments was performed by rubbing into them calk or earth of some kind. Creta cimolia (cimolite) was probably the earth most frequently used. The trade of the fullers, as causing offensive smells, and also as requiring space for drying clothes, appears to have been carried on at Jerusalem outside the city.
FULL'ER, noun One whose occupation is to full cloth.
A spot near Jerusalem (2 Kings 18:17; Isaiah 36:2; 7:3), on the side of the highway west of the city, not far distant from the "upper pool" at the head of the valley of Hinnom. Here the fullers pursued their occupation.
a spot near Jerusalem, (2 Kings 8:17; Isaiah 7:3; 36:2) so close to the walls that a person speaking from there could be heard on them. (2 Kings 18:17,26) One resort of the fullers of Jerusalem would seem to have been below the city on the southeast side. But Rabshakeh and his "great host" must have come from the north; and the fuller's field was therefore, to judge from this circumstance, on the table-land on the northern side of the city.
(Heb. borith mekabbeshim, i.e., "alkali of those treading cloth"). Mention is made (Proverbs 25:20; Jeremiah 2:22) of nitre and also (Malachi 3:2) of soap (Heb. borith) used by the fuller in his operations. Nitre is found in Syria, and vegetable alkali was obtained from the ashes of certain plants. (See SOAP.)
FULL'ER'S-EARTH, noun A variety of clay, compact, but friable, unctuous to the touch, and of various colors, usually with a shade of green. It is useful in scouring and cleansing cloth, as it imbibes the grease and oil used in preparing wool.
FULL'ER'S-WEED, noun Teasel, a plant of the genus Dipsacus. The burs are used in dressing cloth.
FULL'ERY, noun The place or the works where the fulling of cloth is carried on.
FULL-EYED, adjective Having large prominent eyes.
FULL-FACED, adjective Having a broad face.
FULL-FED, adjective Fed to fullness; plump with fat.
FULL'-FRAUGHT, adjective Laden or stored to fullness.
FULL-GORGED, adjective Over fed; a term of hawking.
FULL-GROWN, adjective Grown to full size.
FULL-HEARTED, adjective Full of courage or confidence.
1. Heated to the utmost.
2. Quite as hot as it ought to be.
FULL'ING, participle present tense Thickening cloth in a mill; making compact.
FULL'ING, noun The art or practice of thickening cloth and making it compact and firm in a mill, at the same time the cloth is cleansed of oily matter.
FULL'INGMILL, noun A mill for fulling cloth by means of pestles or stampers, which beat and press it to a close or compact state and cleanse it.
FULL-LADEN, adjective Laden to the full.
FULL-MANNED, adjective Completely furnished with men.
FULL-MOUTHED, adjective Having a full or strong voice.
FULL'NESS, noun [from full.]
1. The state of being filled, so as to leave no part vacant.
2. The state of abounding or being in great plenty; abundance.
3. Completeness; the state of a thing in which nothing is wanted; perfection.
In thy presence is fullness of joy. Psalms 16:1.
4. Repletion; satiety; as from intemperance.
5. Repletion of vessels; as fullness of blood.
6. Plenty; wealth; affluence.
7. Struggling perturbation; swelling; as the fullness of the heart.
8. Largeness; extent.
There wanted the fullness of a plot, and variety of characters to form it as it ought.
9. Loudness; force of sound, such as fills the ear.
FULL-ORBED, adjective Having the orb complete or fully illuminated as the moon; like the full moon.
FULL'SOME, adjective Gross; disgusting by plainness, grossness or excess; as fullsome flattery or praise.
FULL'SOMELY, adverb Grossly; with disgusting plainness or excess.
FULL'SOMENESS, noun Offensive grossness, as of praise.
[These are the senses of this word and the only senses used in New England, as far as my knowledge extends.]
FULL-SPREAD, adjective Extended to the utmost.
FULL-STOMACHED, adjective Having the stomach crammed.
FULL-STUFFED, adjective Filled to the utmost extent.
FULL-SUMMED, adjective Complete in all its parts.
1. Having complete wings or large strong wings.
2. Ready for flight; eager.
FULL, verb transitive [Latin fullo. Gr. that is, a crowd, a throng. foul and defile are probably of the same family.]
To thicken cloth in a mill. This is the primary sense: but in practice, to full is to mill; to make compact; or to scour, cleanse and thicken in a mill.
1. Completely; entirely; without lack or defect; in a manner to give satisfaction; to the extent desired; as, to be fully persuaded of the truth of a proposition.
2. Completely; perfectly. Things partially known in this life will be hereafter fully disclosed.