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Definitions

  • Outline for arm positions, full face
    Outline for arm positions, full face
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj full having the normally expected amount "gives full measure","gives good measure","a good mile from here"
    • adj full having ample fabric "the current taste for wide trousers","a full skirt"
    • adj full constituting the full quantity or extent; complete "an entire town devastated by an earthquake","gave full attention","a total failure"
    • adj full complete in extent or degree and in every particular "a full game","a total eclipse","a total disaster"
    • adj full containing as much or as many as is possible or normal "a full glass","a sky full of stars","a full life","the auditorium was full to overflowing"
    • adj full being at a peak or culminating point "broad daylight","full summer"
    • adj full (of sound) having marked deepness and body "full tones","a full voice"
    • adj full filled to satisfaction with food or drink "a full stomach"
    • adv full to the greatest degree or extent; completely or entirely; (`full' in this sense is used as a combining form) "fully grown","he didn't fully understand","knew full well","full-grown","full-fledged"
    • v full increase in phase "the moon is waxing"
    • v full make (a garment) fuller by pleating or gathering
    • v full beat for the purpose of cleaning and thickening "full the cloth"
    • n full the time when the Moon is fully illuminated "the moon is at the full"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

FULL SHOT WITH THE CLEEK. STANCE FULL SHOT WITH THE CLEEK. STANCE
FULL SHOT WITH THE CLEEK. TOP OF THE SWING FULL SHOT WITH THE CLEEK. TOP OF THE SWING
FULL SHOT WITH THE CLEEK. FINISH FULL SHOT WITH THE CLEEK. FINISH
FULL IRON SHOT. STANCE FULL IRON SHOT. STANCE
FULL IRON SHOT. TOP OF THE SWING FULL IRON SHOT. TOP OF THE SWING
FULL IRON SHOT. FINISH FULL IRON SHOT. FINISH
The Boys Had a Full Load The Boys Had a Full Load
FULL GROWN HORNBEAM IN WINTER FULL GROWN HORNBEAM IN WINTER

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Feb 1865 and Feb 1999 are the only months in recorded history not to have a full moon
    • Full Abundantly furnished or provided; sufficient in quantity, quality, or degree; copious; plenteous; ample; adequate; as, a full meal; a full supply; a full voice; a full compensation; a house full of furniture.
    • n Full Complete measure; utmost extent; the highest state or degree. "The swan's-down feather,
      That stands upon the swell at full of tide."
    • Full Filled up, having within its limits all that it can contain; supplied; not empty or vacant; -- said primarily of hollow vessels, and hence of anything else; as, a cup full of water; a house full of people. "Had the throne been full, their meeting would not have been regular."
    • Full Filled with emotions. "The heart is so full that a drop overfills it."
    • Full Having the attention, thoughts, etc., absorbed in any matter, and the feelings more or less excited by it, as, to be full of some project. "Every one is full of the miracles done by cold baths on decayed and weak constitutions."
    • Full Having the mind filled with ideas; stocked with knowledge; stored with information. "Reading maketh a full man."
    • Full Impregnated; made pregnant. "Ilia, the fair, . . . full of Mars."
    • Full Not wanting in any essential quality; complete; entire; perfect; adequate; as, a full narrative; a person of full age; a full stop; a full face; the full moon. "It came to pass, at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh
      dreamed."
      "The man commands
      Like a full soldier."
      "I can not
      Request a fuller satisfaction
      Than you have freely granted."
    • adv Full Quite; to the same degree; without abatement or diminution; with the whole force or effect; thoroughly; completely; exactly; entirely.☞ Full is placed before adjectives and adverbs to heighten or strengthen their signification. “Full sad.” Milton. “Master of a full poor cell.” Shak.Full many a gem of purest ray serene.” T. Gray. Full is also prefixed to participles to express utmost extent or degree; as, full-bloomed, full-blown, full-crammed full-grown, full-laden, full-stuffed, etc. Such compounds, for the most part, are self-defining. "The pawn I proffer shall be full as good.""The diapason closing full in man.""Full in the center of the sacred wood."
    • Full Sated; surfeited. "I am full of the burnt offerings of rams."
    • v. i Full To become full or wholly illuminated; as, the moon fulls at midnight.
    • v. i Full To become fulled or thickened; as, this material fulls well.
    • v. t Full To thicken by moistening, heating, and pressing, as cloth; to mill; to make compact; to scour, cleanse, and thicken in a mill.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The full name of the Titanic ship is R.M.S. Titanic, which stands for Royal Mail Steamship
    • full Containing or provided with all that can be contained or received; admitting of or entitled to no more or no other, either as to contents or supply; filled; replete: as, full measure; a full stomach; a full list of names; a regiment marching with full ranks.
    • full Filled or carried to completion or entirety; not defective, partial, or insufficient; complete according to a standard; whole; entire: as, full compensation; full age (an age complete or sufficient for some purpose); a full ballot; the full stature of a grenadier; a full term of office or course of study.
    • full Filled or rounded out; complete in volume; ample in extent; copious; comprehensive: as, a full body or voice; a full statement or argument; a full confession.
    • full Filled by or engrossed with the quantity, number, volume, importance, contemplation, or the like (of): as, a house full of people; life is full of perplexities; she is full of her own conceits; also, abounding in.
    • full Filled with food; satisfied with food.
    • full Filled with liquor; drunk.
    • full Heavy with young, as a ewe, or with spawn, as a fish; full-roed, as fish.
    • full In poker, consisting of three of a kind and a pair.
    • full Capacious, broad, large, extensive.
    • full Satiated, glutted, cloyed.
    • n full Utmost measure or extent; highest state or degree: as, this instrument answers to the full; fed to the full.
    • n full That phase in the revolution of the moon when it presents to the earth its whole face illuminated.
    • n full In the game of poker, a hand consisting of three cards of the same denomination and a pair, counting between a flush and fours; a full hand. Sometimes called a full house.
    • n full To the highest degree; completely; thoroughly.
    • n full In full.
    • n full Without abbreviation or contraction; written in words, not in figures: said of writing, as a signature.
    • n full To the same degree or extent; equally.
    • full Fully; completely; without reserve or qualification.
    • full Quite; to the same degree; equally.
    • full Exactly; precisely; directly; straight.
    • full In full measure; to a great degree; abundantly; very.
    • full In sewing, to bring (the cloth) on one side of a seam to a little greater fullness than on the other by gathering or tucking very slightly, as is done to produce certain effects of tailoring, etc.
    • full To draw up; pucker; bunch: as, the skirt fulls too much in front.
    • full To thicken or make compact in a mill, as cloth. See fulling-mill.
    • full To become compacted or felted: as, a cloth which fulls well.
    • full To baptize.
    • n full A ridge of gravel formed back of a beach by storm-waves.
    • full In organ-playing, with all the stops drawn; with the whole power of the instrument: as, the piece was played full.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Barbies full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts
    • adj Full fool having all it can contain: having no empty space: abundantly supplied or furnished: abounding: containing the whole matter: complete: perfect: strong: clear:
    • n Full completest extent, as of the moon: highest degree: the whole: time of full-moon
    • v.t Full to draw up or pucker the cloth on one side more than on the other
    • adv Full quite: to the same degree: with the whole effect: completely
    • v.t Full fool to press or pound cloth in a mill: to scour and thicken in a mill
    • adj Full fool (coll.) drunk: at poker, consisting of three of a kind and a pair
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Quotations

  • Percy Ross
    Percy Ross
    “The world is full of genies waiting to grant your wishes.”
  • Rabindranath Tagore
    Rabindranath%20Tagore
    “We gain freedom when we have paid the full price...”
  • John W. Gardner
    John%20W.%20Gardner
    “True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents.”
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric%20Hoffer
    “A heresy can spring only from a system that is in full vigor.”
  • C. D. Andrews
    C. D. Andrews
    “You lived too long, we have supped full with heroes, they waste their deaths on us.”
  • Charles De Gaulle
    Charles%20De%20Gaulle
    “The graveyards are full of indispensable men.”

Idioms

At full tilt - If something is at full tilt, it is going or happening as fast or as hard as possible.
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Full as a tick - If you are as full as a tick, you have eaten too much.
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Full bore - If something is full bore, it involves the maximum effort or is complete and thorough.
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Full circle - When something has come full circle, it has ended up where it started.
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Full Monty - (UK) If something is the Full Monty, it is the real thing, not reduced in any way.
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Full of beans - If someone's full of beans, they are very energetic.
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Full of hot air - Someone who is full of hot air talks a lot of rubbish.
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Full of oneself - Someone who acts in a arrogant or egotistical manner is full of himself/herself.
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Full of piss and vinegar - Someone who's full of piss and vinegar is full of youthful energy.
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Full of the joys of spring - If you are full of the joys of spring, you are very happy and full of energy.
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Full speed ahead - If people do something with all their enthusiasm and energy, they go full speed ahead.
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Full swing - If a something is in full swing, it is going or doing well.
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Full throttle - If you do something full throttle, you do it with as much speed and energy as you can.
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Fullness of time - If something happens in the fullness of time, it will happen when the time is right and appropriate.
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In full swing - If things are in full swing, they have been going for a sufficient period of time to be going well and very actively.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. & AS. ful,; akin to OS. ful, D. vol, OHG. fol, G. voll, Icel. fullr, Sw. full, Dan. fuld, Goth. fulls, L. plenus, Gr. plh`rhs, Skr. pūṛna, full, prā, to fill, also to Gr. poly`s much, E. poly-, pref., G. viel, AS. fela,. √80. Cf. Complete Fill Plenary Plenty
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. full; Goth. fulls, Ice. fullr, Ger. voll.

Usage

In literature:

Entirely full; top full.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
It was ore, good full ore, and on the very surface.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
It was glory, indeed, but the glory of early autumn, the garnering of the shock of corn in full season.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Old Hassan says the sluggards can sleep for full four years, but trust me to waken this one.
"Historic Boys" by Elbridge Streeter Brooks
It was the first hour of her awakening, full of anguish and horror.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
These buildings were full of the people who had laughed at the cry of danger.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
It seems hard for little ones so full of life.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Have you pikes with you, men, and full sheaths?
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
He met the full, almost taunting look of the girl, and he trembled with unusedness.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Long before daybreak the room was full of gold instead of straw.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
If one is full of wisdom and teaching, the other is full of suffering and teaching also.
"The Soul of a People" by H. Fielding
And the full sense of his loss was still upon him.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
Her letter was full of arguments, full of entreaties, and full of love.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
So full of promise, so full of possibilities.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
In August, 1920, full suffrage was conferred by the Federal Amendment.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
A conservatory full of blossoming plants made the settin' and dinin'-rooms full of cheer and perfume.
"Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife" by Marietta Holley
The lad had grown up with full knowledge of his parents' fond hopes for his future.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
He had full confidence in Wolfgang's discretion, and his words were full of assurance that he would not be found wanting.
"Waldfried" by Berthold Auerbach
What awful contest between rival faiths was fought out for a full day on Mount Carmel?
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
He reached Wolfsgarten; but all the apartments seemed full of smoke, full of haze.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
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In poetry:

In his skull
Sunlight and silence,
Like a vast room
Full of sunlight and silence.
"Ode To Walt Whitman" by Stephen Vincent Benet
They had made me sad so often;
Not now they made me sad;
My heart was full of sorrow
For joy it never had.
"In the Black Forest" by Amy Levy
Or, to the thrush's full, rich song
That gushes from her breast,
And hushes all wild Passion's throng
To rest?
"The Angels Of Earth" by James Avis Bartley
But I within a city, I,
So full of vague unrest,
Would almost give my life to lie
An hour upon upon thy breast.
"Piscataqua River" by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Then hail! thou glorious sunset,
Who in fullness can portray
The varied, wondrous beauty
Of a summer's sunset day.
"Sunset" by Mary Weston Fordham
The full sea rolls and thunders
In glory and in glee.
O, bury me not in the senseless earth
But in the living sea!
"The Full Sea Rolls And Thunders" by William Ernest Henley

In news:

This session is full Stand-by list is full.
Check Point Full Disk Encryption Check Point acquired Pointsec and developed the Pointsec disk- encryption product into Check Point Full Disk Encryption (FDE).
Using equipment efficiently simply means to wash only full loads in the dishwasher and full loads in the clothes washer.
On the heels of the successful launch of its Full Throttle energy drink in late 2004, Coca-Cola North America is expanding its growth in the energy drink category with Sugar Free Full Throttle.
LAUSD restores full academic year and full pay .
INTERVIEWS Radiohead's ' Full Stop ': Full, Listenable Live Version Arrives.
Feds Reject Plan for Full-Blown N.Y. New York racetrack casinos lost a major potential competitor Feb 18 after federal officials rejected a plan for a sprawling, full-blown casino just 90 miles from Manhattan.
Ron Barber went from placeholder to full-fledged candidate, with an announcement today that he'll seek a full term in Congress.
The co-ed League was out in full force on Saturday night with four teams with full rosters trying to add to their season "win" totals.
Keep football independent Full membership in the ACC Full membership in the Big Ten Explore other conference options.
View full size John Berry/The Post-Standard Joe Todisco's full-time job is owning and operating JJ's Miss Syracuse Diner (top), at 253 Water St, next to Syracuse City Hall.
I have a drawer full of cards like these, and the companies behind them have a drawer full of information about me.
Soundcast Systems will showcase OutCast, an all-weather, full-range, battery/AC-operated wireless speaker system designed to provide high-performance, full-range music in the yard or patio.
If you look at the full help ("Help Get-Service -full"), you'll notice that several parameters accept pipeline input ByPropertyName, including -Name and -ComputerName.
The Mets didn't quite have their full squad on hand for their first full-squad workout Thursday.
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In science:

Notice that π maps full measure sets for m to full measure sets for ν .
Uniform hyperbolicity for random maps with positive Lyapunov exponents
The first order correlation R1 is also known as mean level density and its inverse gives the mean level spacing ∆ of the full spectrum (that is, averaged of spacings in full length of the spectrum).
Random Matrices with Correlated Elements: A Model for Disorder with Interactions
The average spectral density in full QCD is defined by δ2 (x + iy − λk ) det(D + m + µγ0 )i. ρfull(x, y, µ) = hXk The low-energy limit of the generating function for the spectral density can again be written as a τ -function .
QCD, Chiral Random Matrix Theory and Integrability
Weyl’s theorem is stated for the full orthogonal group, but in section 9 of Chapter 6, he shows that irreducible modules for the full orthogonal group remain irreducible for the proper orthgonal group when the dimension of the natural module is odd.
Presenting generalized Schur algebras in types B,C,D
Full markers: simulation data (full squares: q ; full circles: m), for N = 105 .
Finitely connected vector spin systems with random matrix interactions
Open circles are Chandra sources with < 50 full-band counts, and filled circles are Chandra sources with ≥ 50 full-band counts.
The Extended Chandra Deep Field-South Survey. Chandra Point-Source Catalogs
Such diagram of sheaves is a pushforward of a diagram A∗ → O(D)3 on the full flags, where p∗O(Dj ) = ΛjW ∗, p∗A∗ = A∗ On the full flags it becomes the statement of classical Borel-Weyl theory that there is an isomorphism A∗ = H 0 (F, O(Dj )).
Deformation of maximally supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory in dimensions 10. An algebraic approach
The field is still full of wide open questions and, in my opinion, it is also full of new phenomena waiting to be discovered.
Random partitions and instanton counting
Most full results which contribute to the physical picture are thus non-dynamical: Spatial geometry is discrete [32, 33, 34] as a characteristic of the full quantum representation, and there are well-defined quantum matter Hamiltonians .
Quantum Riemannian Geometry and Black Holes
Nevertheless, since the constraint operator in the full theory is based on holonomies quantizing the F -components, this has to be the case also for symmetric models related to the full theory.
Quantum Riemannian Geometry and Black Holes
So, take an urn which is half-full of blue balls and half-full of red balls.
Relationalism vs. Bayesianism
Now Proposition 4.11 implies that x is contained in every nontrivial full cycle in (Γodd )∼r, therefore P is contained in every nontrivial full cycle in (Γodd )∼r .
A characterization of finitely generated reflection subgroups of Coxeter groups orthogonal to a reflection
We will find a full triangulated subcategory T of Db(gr–A) equivalent to Dgr Sg (A) such that (k(~n))~n∈I is a full exceptional collection in T, where k = A/(x, y, z) and I = {a~x + b~y + c~z ∈ L | −p0 + 2 ≤ a ≤ 0, −p1 + 2 ≤ b ≤ 0, −p2 + 2 ≤ c ≤ 0}.
Homological Mirror Symmetry and Simple Elliptic Singularities
The type of a fixed point is determined by the matrix Ω = {Ωij = ∂βi /∂gj }, where βi denotes the full set of the beta functions and gj = {u, w} is the full set of couplings.
Effects of mixing and stirring on the critical behavior
FIG. 1: Plot of h|Y |i (bottom full circles) and l = phY2 i (top full circles) obtained from numerical simulations in D = 2.
Distance traveled by random walkers before absorption in a random medium
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