- full [ ful ] adjective ***▸ 1 containing all that fits▸ 2 complete▸ 3 having a lot of something▸ 4 unable to eat more▸ 5 as much as possible▸ 6 busy▸ 7 body: large▸ 8 clothing: loose on body▸ 9 about flavor▸ + PHRASES1. ) containing the largest amount that will fit in a particular place:The gas tank is almost full.a full parking lotfull of: cans full of garbagefull to capacity (=with every seat taken): The stadium is expected to be full to capacity for the game.a ) used for talking about how much of something there is in a container or place:How full should I fill this pot?half/three-quarters etc. full: This potato chip bag is only half full.2. ) only before noun complete:She is expected to make a full recovery.a soldier dressed in full uniformfull details/instructionsI spent three full days in Paris.to your full potential (=as well as you can): He is not yet playing to his full potential.a ) a full member of an organization has all the rights a member can have3. ) full of having or containing a lot of something:Her life always seemed full of excitement.Your pants are full of holes!4. ) full or full up not wanting to eat any more because you have eaten a lot:Would you like some dessert? No thanks, I'm full.on a full stomach (=right after you have eaten a lot): You should never exercise on a full stomach.5. ) used for emphasizing that something is as loud, powerful, fast etc. as possible:He turned the radio on full volume.Why is the heating on full blast on such a warm day?a ) at full speed/tilt/throttle as fast as possible6. ) busy:I've had a full day at the office.lead/have a full life (=with many different activities): She leads a very full life.7. ) if part of someone's body is full, it is large, wide, or has a round shape, especially in a way that is attractive:full lipsa ) a full/fuller figure a polite way of talking about the body of a large woman8. ) a full piece of clothing is loose on your body because it contains a lot of cloth:a full skirt9. ) a full flavor is strong in a pleasant waybe full of yourself INFORMALalways talking about yourself or your achievements in a way that annoys other peoplebe full of shit/crap/it OFFENSIVEoften saying things that are not true, especially in order to impress peoplefull of beans OLD-FASHIONEDvery lively and full of energyfull on the mouth/chin etc.directly on your mouth/chin etc, especially with a lot of force:She kissed him full on the lips.in fullcompletely, including the whole of something:Fines must be paid in full within 30 days.to the fullestas much as possible:My goal is to enjoy life to the fullest.=> PUMP 2, STEAM1
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.