— fullness , n.
/fool/ , adj., fuller, fullest , adv., v., n.
1. completely filled; containing all that can be held; filled to utmost capacity: a full cup.
2. complete; entire; maximum: a full supply of food for a three-day hike.
3. of the maximum size, amount, extent, volume, etc.: a full load of five tons; to receive full pay.
4. (of garments, drapery, etc.) wide, ample, or having ample folds.
5. abundant; well-supplied: a yard full of litter; a cabinet full of medicine.
6. filled or rounded out, as in form: a full bust.
7. engrossed; occupied (usually fol. by of ): She was full of her own anxieties.
8. of the same parents: full brothers.
9. Music. ample and complete in volume or richness of sound.
10. (of wines) having considerable body.
a. (of the count on a batter) amounting to three balls and two strikes: He hit a slider for a homer on a full count.
b. having base runners at first, second, and third bases; loaded.
12. being slightly oversized, as a sheet of glass cut too large to fit into a frame.
13. Poker. of or pertaining to the three cards of the same denomination in a full house: He won the hand with a pair of kings and sixes full.
14. exactly or directly: The blow struck him full in the face.
15. very: You know full well what I mean.
16. fully, completely, or entirely; quite; at least: The blow knocked him full around. It happened full 30 years ago.
a. to make full, as by gathering or pleating.
b. 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.
18. (of the moon) to become full.
19. the highest or fullest state, condition, or degree: The moon is at the full.
20. in full ,
a. to or for the full or required amount.
b. without abridgment: The book was reprinted in full.
21. to the full , to the greatest extent; thoroughly: They enjoyed themselves to the full.
[ bef. 900; ME, OE full, ful; c. Goth fulls, ON fullr, OHG foll (G voll ); akin to L plenus, Gk pléres ]
/fool/ , v.t.
1. to cleanse and thicken (cloth) by special processes in manufacture.
2. (of cloth) to become compacted or felted.
[ 1350-1400; ME fullen; back formation from FULLER 1 ]