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

Translation of full in French:

adjective

  • 1 (completely filled)
    (box, glass, room, cupboard)
    plein
    (hotel, flight, car park)
    complet/-ète
    (theatre)
    comble
    a full tank of petrol
    un plein réservoir d'essence
    a full bottle of whisky
    une pleine bouteille de whisky
    full to the brim
    plein à ras bord
    full to overflowing
    (bucket)
    plein à déborder
    (room, suitcase)
    plein à craquer (informal)
    I've got my hands full
    [figurative]
    je suis débordé
    don't speak with your mouth full
    ne parle pas la bouche pleine
    full of
    plein de (ideas, life, energy, surprises)
    the hotel/the train is full of tourists
    l'hôtel/le train est plein de touristes
    the papers are full of the accident
    les journaux ne parlent que de l'accident
    he's full of his holiday plans
    il ne parle que de ses projets de vacances
    to be full of oneself
    [pejorative]
    être imbu de soi-même
    to be full of one's own importance
    être plein de suffisance
  • 2 (sated)
    also: full up
    (stomach)
    plein
    to drink/swim on a full stomach
    boire/se baigner le ventre plein
    I'm full (informal)
  • 3 (busy) my diary is full for this week
    mon agenda est complet pour cette semaine
    she leads a very full life
    elle mène une vie très remplie
  • 4 (complete)
    (pack of cards, set of teeth)
    complet/-ète
    (name, breakfast, story, details)
    complet/-ète
    (price, control)
    total
    (responsibility)
    entier/-ière
    (understanding, awareness)
    total
    (inquiry, investigation)
    approfondi
    the full extent of the damage/of the disaster
    l'ampleur des dégâts/du désastre
    the full implications of
    toutes les implications de, toute la portée de
    he has a full head of hair
    il a tous ses cheveux
    to be in full view
    être parfaitement visible
    in full view of somebody
    sous les yeux de quelqu'un
  • 6 (maximum)
    (employment, bloom, power)
    plein (before n)
    he has the radio at full volume
    il a mis la radio à plein volume
    at full speed
    à toute vitesse
    in full sunlight to make full use of something, to use something to full advantage
    profiter pleinement de quelque chose (opportunity, situation)
    to get full marks (British English)
    obtenir la note maximale
    she deserves full marks for courage (British English)
    elle mérite des félicitations pour son courage
  • 7 (for emphasis)
    (hour, kilo, month)
    bon/bonne (before n)
    it took them three full weeks to reply
    ils ont mis trois bonnes semaines pour répondre
    turn the knob a full 180 degrees
    tourne complètement le bouton à 180 degrés
  • 8 (rounded)
    (cheeks, face)
    rond
    (lips)
    charnu
    (figure)
    fort
    (skirt, sleeve)
    ample
    clothes for the fuller figure
    vêtements pour personnes fortes
  • 9 (Astronomy)
    (moon)
    plein
    there's a full moon
    c'est la pleine lune
    when the moon is full
    à la pleine lune
  • 10 (rich)
    (flavour, tone)
    riche

adverb

  • 1 (directly) to hit somebody full in the face/stomach
    frapper quelqu'un en plein visage/ventre
    to look somebody full in the face
    regarder quelqu'un droit dans les yeux
  • 2 (very) to know full well that …
    savoir fort bien que …
    as you know full well
    comme tu le sais fort bien
  • 3 (to the maximum) is the volume turned up full?
    est-ce que le volume est à fond?
    with the heating up full
    avec le chauffage à fond

also: in full adverb phrase

  • to write something in full
    écrire quelque chose en toutes lettres
    to pay somebody in full
    payer quelqu'un intégralement
    to publish/describe something in full
    publier/décrire quelque chose intégralement

Idioms

to enjoy ou live life to the full

profiter pleinement de l'existence

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