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full1 British & World English

Containing or holding as much or as many as possible; having no empty space

full2 British & World English

Clean, shrink, and felt (cloth) by heat, pressure, and moisture

be in flood British & World English

(Of a river) be overflowing its banks

in spate British & World English

(Of a river) overflowing due to a sudden flood

at strain British & World English

Using the utmost effort

top whack British & World English

The maximum price or rate

full on British & World English

Running at or providing maximum power or capacity

in full British & World English

With nothing omitted

full pelt British & World English

As fast as possible

full rig British & World English

(Wearing) smart or ceremonial clothes

cram-full British & World English

Very full; packed

full out British & World English

As much or as far as possible; with maximum effort or power

full age British & World English

Adult status (especially with reference to legal rights and duties)

full back British & World English

(In certain team games) a player in a defensive position, playing at the side of the field in soccer and hockey and behind the other backs in rugby

full beam British & World English

The brightest setting of a vehicle’s headlights

full bore British & World English

Full speed or maximum capacity

full-bred British & World English

(Of an animal) bred from parents of the same breed or variety; of unmixed origin

full face British & World English

With all the face visible; facing directly at someone or something

full moon British & World English

The phase of the moon in which its whole disc is illuminated

full page British & World English

An entire page of a newspaper or magazine

full stop British & World English

A punctuation mark (.) used at the end of a sentence or an abbreviation

full tilt British & World English

With maximum energy or force; at top speed

full term British & World English

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full-time British & World English

Occupying or using the whole of someone’s available working time

full toss British & World English

A ball pitched right up to the batsman

full blast British & World English

At maximum power or intensity

chock-full British & World English

Filled to overflowing

full colour British & World English

The full range of colours

full-blown British & World English

Fully developed

full board British & World English

Provision of accommodation and all meals at a hotel or guest house

full-bodied British & World English

Rich and satisfying in flavour or sound

full-cream British & World English

(Of milk) unskimmed

full dress British & World English

Clothes worn on ceremonial or very formal occasions

full flood British & World English

The tide at its highest

full gainer British & World English

(In diving) a dive in which a complete backwards somersault is performed before entering the water feet first

full-grown British & World English

Having reached maturity

full growth British & World English

The greatest size that a plant or animal naturally attains; maturity

full house British & World English

An audience that fills the venue for an event to capacity

full-length British & World English

Of the standard length

full marks British & World English

The maximum award in an examination or assessment

full point British & World English

Another term for full stop (as a punctuation mark).

full-rigged British & World English

(Of a sailing ship) having three or more masts that all carry square sails

full-scale British & World English

Of the same size as the thing represented

full score British & World English

A score of a musical composition giving the parts for all performers on separate staves

full sister British & World English

A sister born of the same mother and father

full-sized British & World English

Of a normal size for its type

full-timer British & World English

A person who does a full-time job

full-toned British & World English

Having a strong, resonant tone

full-blooded British & World English

Of unmixed race

full-bottomed British & World English

(Of a wig) long at the back (as worn formerly and still by some judges)


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