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American English: /fʊl/
British English: /fʊl/

Translation of full in Spanish:

adjective fuller, fullest

  • 1 1.1 (filled)
    don't speak with your mouth full my heart was too full [literary]
    me embargaba la emoción [literary]
    full of something
    lleno de algo
    it's full of holes
    está lleno de agujeros
    a book crammed or packed full of useful information
    un libro lleno de datos útiles
    she's full of fun
    es muy divertida
    they were full of praise for your work
    elogiaron mucho tu trabajo
    to be full of it (US) [colloquial] [euphemistic]don't listen to him: he's full of it
    no le hagas caso, dice puras tonterías or sandeces
    Example sentences
    • The supply truck tows a water trailer and carries full water cans for direct exchange.
    • The Opera House was far from full and yet the noise throughout the performance was quite amazing.
    • She was going to ride the same bus as us, but this one was too full, so she was placed on the second bus.
    1.2 (crowded)
    you've got a very full day ahead of you
    tienes un día muy ocupado por delante
    1.3 (well fed) I'm full (up)
    estoy lleno
    Example sentences
    • How good one feels when one is full - how satisfied with ourselves and with the world!
    • A high fibre meal gives the sensation of being quickly full and satisfied.
    • Of course, we all had far too much to eat, and ended up flopped on the settee feeling full but satisfied for the rest of the night.
  • 2 2.1 (complete)
    to pay the full price/amount
    pagar el precio íntegro/la totalidad de la suma
    you have my full support
    tienes todo mi apoyo
    in full control of his faculties
    en plena posesión de sus facultades
    in full bloom
    en plena floración
    in full uniform
    vistiendo el uniforme completo
    to lead a very full life
    llevar una vida muy activa
    a full week's holiday
    una semana entera de vacaciones
    full sister/brother
    hermana/hermano carnal
    give full details of previous illnesses
    haga una relación detallada de las enfermedades que haya tenido
    Example sentences
    • This is because pears have to be eaten ripe to get anything like the full range of their taste and texture.
    • The police claimed to have full details of their names and residences.
    • I do not have the full details of the name of the officer who granted the permit to the individual concerned.
    Example sentences
    • They will have to publish the full report, so that will put it all in perspective.
    • For a fuller description and statistical analysis of these polls, see the website.
    • Implementation of the plans is also dependent on a full archeological survey being carried out on the effected area.
    2.2 (maximum) at full speed it took the full force of the impact
    recibió toda la fuerza del impacto
    2.3 (with all rights)
    de pleno derecho
    Example sentences
    • Whether pushing for observer status or full membership, the bid is a difficult one.
    • For Marshall, citizenship expresses full membership in the national political community.
    • The table tennis centre of excellence at Millthorpe School has been upgraded to full club status by the ETTA.
  • 3 3.1 (rounded) (figure)
    llenito [colloquial]
    clothes for the fuller figure [euphemistic]
    tallas grandes
    talles grandes (Río de la Plata)
    full in the face
    de cara redonda
    Example sentences
    • She was a pretty woman, with a slightly pointed face, a small upturned nose, and full ruby-red lips.
    • Her own size seven body was full and firm, but it was nowhere as curvaceous as Nicola's.
    • He lifted her by the waist, her curves full and voluptuous as he edged her towards the bed.
    3.2 (Clothing)
    Example sentences
    • It was a pale blue silk dress with a square cut neckline, fitted sleeves and a very full skirt.
    • The length of the short should hit the shapeliest part of your leg and not be too full or too tight.
    • That's the mainstream style now: sort of fitted at the waist, and fuller in the leg.
    3.3 (billowing)
  • 4 (deep, rich)
    Example sentences
    • With two trombonists, they have a characteristic full sound down low on the music scale.
    • With a very full sound and varied music mix the lads are sure to go from strength to strength.
    • The dynamics are mixed and it builds well but most of the time it's soft and thin or thick and full sound.
    Example sentences
    • Very clean and full with a biscuity flavour and subtle hints of citrus fruits on the nose.
    • She explained that to get the full taste of a whiskey you need to add a little water.
    • The full palate is rich in white peaches and not overly aggressive on the mousse which leaves a creamy, lengthy finish.
  • 5 (absorbed)full of somethingthey were full of the latest scandal
    no hacían más que hablar del último escándalo
    to be full of oneself or of one's own importance
    ser muy engreído or [colloquial] creído
    tenérselo muy creído [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • She was full of it, spouting out a load of rubbish she probably read in The Sun.
    • At the moment he's full of his various building schemes.


  • 1 (as intensifier) full well
    muy bien
    I can see full well that …
    me doy perfecta cuenta de que …
    you know full well that …
    sabes perfectamente or muy bien que …
    Example sentences
    • The queer present negotiates with the past, knowing full well that the future is at stake.
    • She understands full well that even when some men are given every option to embrace the role of Mr. Mom, they may still need a push.
    • I'm doing what I can but I know full well I could do more.
  • 2 (directly) the sun shone full in my face
    el sol me daba de lleno en la cara
    I looked him full in the face
    lo miré directamente a la cara
    Example sentences
    • Ariadne looked back at the Minotaur, with interest, and laughed ‘full in his face’.
    • Instead he planted it full in the solar plexus, lifting the man clear of the floor.
    • His pillow missed Gary and hit Will full in the face.
  • 3 (in phrases) full onthe car's headlights were full on
    el coche llevaba las luces largas
    the heating is full on
    la calefacción está al máximo
    la calefacción está a tope [colloquial]
    she met the problem full on
    le hizo frente al problema
    full out in fullwrite your name in full
    escriba su nombre completo
    it will be paid in full
    será pagado en su totalidad
    to the full
    al máximo
    to enjoy life to the full
    disfrutar de la vida al máximo
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