/fʊl / (say fool)

1. filled; containing all that can be held; filled to utmost capacity: a full cup; a full theatre.
2. complete; entire; maximum: a full supply.
3. of unmixed ancestry: a full Aboriginal.
4. of the maximum size, amount, extent, volume, etc.: a full kilometre; full pay; the full moon.
5. (of garments, etc.) wide, ample, or having ample folds.
6. filled or rounded out, as in form.
7. addressing or covering many aspects or possibilities: a full explanation; a full treatment.
8. Music ample and complete in volume or richness of sound.
9. (of wines) having considerable body.
10. (of a horse) still ungelded.
11. (of a mare) pregnant.
12. being fully or entirely such: a full brother.
13. Colloquial intoxicated.
14. Nautical (of a hull form) with bluff bow and stern, and almost square mid section.
15. exactly or directly: the blow struck him full in the face.
16. Obsolete completely or entirely: full ripe.
verb (t)
17. Sewing to ease one side of a seam into the other, by gathers or tucks.
verb (i)
18. (of the moon) to become full.
19. (of the moon) the stage of complete illumination.
20. be full of it, Colloquial
a. to habitually express opinions which are outrageous or incorrect.
b. to put on airs.
21. full and by, Nautical with the sails full and sailing close to the wind.
22. full as a boot (or goog){{}} (or tick){{}} (or fart), Colloquial
a. very drunk.
b. unable to eat any more.
23. full as a state school, Colloquial extremely full; overcrowded.
24. full drunk, Aboriginal English completely intoxicated.
25. full of,
a. engrossed with or absorbed in.
b. Colloquial exasperated by: I'm getting full of this job.
26. full of oneself, conceited; egoistic.
27. full steam ahead, with all energy and enthusiasm; without reservation.
28. full up, Colloquial
a. filled to capacity.
b. having all places taken: the car park is full up.
c. (of a person) replete; having eaten enough.
d. Obsolete Colloquial highly emotional and close to tears.
e. exasperated; disgruntled.
29. full up of, Obsolete Colloquial exasperated with; tired of: full up of fruit picking.
30. in full,
a. without reduction; to or for the full amount: a receipt in full.
b. without abbreviation or contraction.
31. in full cry, in hot pursuit, as dogs in the chase.
32. in full force, with no-one missing.
33. know full well, to be extremely sure of: to know full well the consequences.
34. on the full, (of a ball) in flight before bouncing.
35. to the full, in full measure; to the utmost extent.
{Middle English and Old English full, ful; distantly related to Latin plēnus full, Greek plēthein be full}
/fʊl / (say fool)

verb (t)
1. to cleanse and thicken (cloth, etc.) by special processes in manufacture.
verb (i)
2. (of cloth, etc.) to become compacted or felted.
{Middle English fulle(n), backformation from fuller1}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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