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- UK Pronunciation
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- [foo l]
- US Pronunciation
- US IPA
- [foo l]
Definitions of full word
- adjective full completely filled; containing all that can be held; filled to utmost capacity: a full cup. 1
- adjective full complete; entire; maximum: a full supply of food for a three-day hike. 1
- adjective full of the maximum size, amount, extent, volume, etc.: a full load of five tons; to receive full pay. 1
- adjective full (of garments, drapery, etc.) wide, ample, or having ample folds. 1
- adjective full abundant; well-supplied: a yard full of litter; a cabinet full of medicine. 1
- adjective full filled or rounded out, as in form: a full bust. 1
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Origin of full
First appearance:before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English, Old English full, ful; cognate with Gothic fulls, Old Norse fullr, Old High German foll (German voll); akin to Latin plēnus, Greek plḗrēs
Parts of speech for Full
A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 100% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".
full usage trend in Literature
Synonyms for full
- complete — You use complete to emphasize that something is as great in extent, degree, or amount as it possibly can be.
- crowded — If a place is crowded, it is full of people.
- big — A big person or thing is large in physical size.
- sufficient — adequate for the purpose; enough: sufficient proof; sufficient protection.
- chock-full — Something that is chock-full is completely full.
- filled — to make full; put as much as can be held into: to fill a jar with water.
- occupied — to take or fill up (space, time, etc.): I occupied my evenings reading novels.
- chock-a-block — A place that is chock-a-block is very full of people, things, or vehicles.
- entire — An uncastrated male horse.
- extravagant — Lacking restraint in spending money or using resources.
- capacity — Your capacity for something is your ability to do it, or the amount of it that you are able to do.
Antonyms for full
- incomplete — not complete; lacking some part.
- defective — If something is defective, there is something wrong with it and it does not work properly.
- deficient — If someone or something is deficient in a particular thing, they do not have the full amount of it that they need in order to function normally or work properly.
- lacking — being without; not having; wanting; less: Lacking equipment, the laboratory couldn't undertake the research project.
- wanting — lacking or absent: a motor with some of the parts wanting.
- empty — A container (esp. a bottle or glass) left empty of its contents.
- minimum — the least quantity or amount possible, assignable, allowable, or the like.
- thin — having relatively little extent from one surface or side to the opposite; not thick: thin ice.
- sketchy — like a sketch; giving only outlines or essentials. Synonyms: cursory, rough, meager, crude.
- shrill — high-pitched and piercing in sound quality: a shrill cry.
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