Definition of full-time in English:

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Occupying or using the whole of someone’s available working time: a full-time job
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  • Faure may soon be obliged to give up the day job and become a full-time musician if the committee decides against her.
  • Is it such a crazy question to ask someone who is offering you a full-time job?
  • That decision to give up his full-time job to pursue music did not come lightly.


On a full-time basis: both parents were employed full-time
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  • We are employed full-time in the business and we are the holders of the licence.
  • She said the juggling act between being a parent and working full-time was difficult.
  • It employs approximately a hundred people full-time in those various offices.


(full time) British The end of a game, especially a football match.
Example sentences
  • Brookes couldn't add the goal but on the stroke of full time he added a penalty to seal the win.
  • They scored again on the stroke of full time which left them agonisingly close to claiming victory.
  • The game ended with Town having another try disallowed on full time just to seal a dismal day.

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