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Pronunciation: /fʊl/

Translation of full in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)

  • 1 1.1 (filled) [container/vessel] lleno don't speak with your mouth full no hables con la boca llena my heart was too full [literary/literario] me embargaba la emoción [literary/literario] full of sth lleno de algo it's full of holes está lleno de agujeros a book crammed o 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 (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] [euphemistic/eufemístico] 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) [room/train] lleno; [hotel] lleno, completo you've got a very full day ahead of you tienes un día muy ocupado por delante 1.3 (well fed) lleno 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) [report/description] detallado; [name/answer/meal] completo 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 2.2 (maximum) at full speed a toda velocidad it took the full force of the impact recibió toda la fuerza del impacto 2.3 (with all rights) [member] 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.
    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.
  • 3 3.1 (rounded) [figure] regordete, llenito [colloquial/familiar] clothes for the fuller figure [euphemistic/eufemístico] tallas or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) talles grandes full in the face de cara redonda 3.2 [Clothing/Indumentaria] [skirt/sleeve] amplio 3.3 (billowing) [sail/canvas] desplegado
    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.
    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.
  • 4 (deep, rich) [taste/aroma] pronunciado
    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 sth they were full of the latest scandal no hacían más que hablar del último escándalo to be full of oneself o of one's own importance ser* muy engreído or [colloquial/familiar] creído, tenérselo muy creído [colloquial/familiar]
    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/como palabra enfática) 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 …
  • 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
  • 3 (in phrases/en locuciones) full on the car's headlights were full on el coche llevaba las luces largas the heating is full on la calefacción está al máximo or [colloquial/familiar] a tope she met the problem full on le hizo frente al problema full out a toda máquina in full write 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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