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At cock, At full cock

  • with the hammer raised and ready to fire; said of firearms, also, jocularly, of one prepared for instant action.
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At full

  • when full or complete. Shak.
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At full sea

  • at the height of flood tide; hence, at the height. "But now God's mercy was at full sea." Jer. Taylor.
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be full

  • verb be sated, have enough to eat
    • I'm full--don't give me any more beans, please
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buckminster fuller

  • noun United States architect who invented the geodesic dome (1895-1983)
    Buckminster Fuller; Fuller; R. Buckminster Fuller.
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chock-full

  • adjective satellite packed full to capacity
    chuck-full; chockful; chock-full; choke-full; chockablock.
    • chowder chockablock with pieces of fish
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Chock"-full` adjective
Definitions
  1. Quite full; choke-full.
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choke-full

  • adjective satellite packed full to capacity
    chuck-full; chockful; chock-full; choke-full; chockablock.
    • chowder chockablock with pieces of fish
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Choke"-full` adjective
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  1. Full to the brim; quite full; chock-full.
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chuck-full

  • adjective satellite packed full to capacity
    chuck-full; chockful; chock-full; choke-full; chockablock.
    • chowder chockablock with pieces of fish
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cram full

  • adjective satellite packed full to capacity
    chuck-full; chockful; chock-full; choke-full; chockablock.
    • chowder chockablock with pieces of fish
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Full brother ∨ sister

  • a brother or sister having the same parents as another.
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full admiral

  • noun the supreme commander of a fleet; ranks above a vice admiral and below a fleet admiral
    admiral.
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Full age

  • (Law) the age at which one attains full personal rights; majority; in England and the United States the age of 21 years. Abbott.
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Full and by

  • (Naut.), sailing closehauled, having all the sails full, and lying as near the wind as poesible.
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Full band

  • (Mus.), a band in which all the instruments are employed.
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Full binding

  • the binding of a book when made wholly of leather, as distinguished from half binding.
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full blood

  • noun descent from parents both of one pure breed
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Full bottom

  • a kind of wig full and large at the bottom.
  • a hull of such shape as permits carrying a large amount of merchandise.
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full complement

  • noun number needed to make up a whole force
    complement.
    • a full complement of workers
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full cousin

  • noun the child of your aunt or uncle
    cousin; first cousin; cousin-german.
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Full cry

  • (Hunting), eager chase; said of hounds that have caught the scent, and give tongue together.
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Full dress

  • noun formalwear consisting of full evening dress for men
    white tie and tails; white tie; tailcoat; tails; tail coat; dress suit.
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  • the dress prescribed by authority or by etiquette to be worn on occasions of ceremony.
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full employment

  • noun the economic condition when everyone who wishes to work at the going wage rate for their type of labor is employed
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full faith and credit

  • noun a guarantee to pay interest and principal on debt; usually issued by the United States Treasury
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full gainer

  • noun a dive in which the diver throws the feet forward to complete a full backward somersault and enters the water feet first and facing away from the diving board
    gainer.
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full general

  • noun a general officer of the highest rank
    general.
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Full hand

  • (Poker), three of a kind and a pair.
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full house

  • noun a poker hand with 3 of a kind and a pair
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full metal jacket

  • noun a lead bullet that is covered with a jacket of a harder metal (usually copper)
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Full moon

  • noun the time when the Moon is fully illuminated
    full moon; full; full phase of the moon.
    • the moon is at the full
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  • . (a) The moon with its whole disk illuminated, as when opposite to the sun. (b) The time when the moon is full.
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full moon maple

  • noun leaves deeply incised and bright red in autumn; Japan
    Acer japonicum; Japanese maple.
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full nelson

  • noun a wrestling hold in which the holder puts both arms under the opponent's arms and exerts pressure on the back of the neck (illegal in amateur wrestling)
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full of life

  • adjective satellite full of spirit
    vital; lively.
    • a dynamic full of life woman
    • a vital and charismatic leader
    • this whole lively world
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Full of the moon

  • the time of full moon.
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Full organ

  • (Mus.), the organ when all or most stops are out.
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full page

  • noun something that covers an entire page
    • the ad took up a full page
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full phase of the moon

  • noun the time when the Moon is fully illuminated
    full moon; full; full phase of the moon.
    • the moon is at the full
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full point

  • noun a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
    full point; stop; period; point.
    • in England they call a period a stop
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full professor

  • noun a professor of the highest rank
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full radiator

  • noun a hypothetical object capable of absorbing all the electromagnetic radiation falling on it
    blackbody; black body.
    • a black body maintained at a constant temperature is a full radiator at that temperature because the radiation reaching and leaving it must be in equilibrium
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Full score

  • (Mus.), a score in which all the parts for voices and instruments are given.
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Full sea

  • high water.
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full service bank

  • noun a financial institution that accepts demand deposits and makes loans and provides other services for the public
    commercial bank.
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full skirt

  • noun a long skirt gathered at the waist
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full stop

  • noun a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
    full point; stop; period; point.
    • in England they call a period a stop
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Full swing

  • free course; unrestrained liberty; "Leaving corrupt nature to . . . the full swing and freedom of its own extravagant actings." South (Colloq.)
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full term

  • noun the end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent
    term.
    • a healthy baby born at full term
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full treatment

  • noun everything available; usually preceded by `the'
    whole caboodle; kit and boodle; whole kit and boodle; whole kit and caboodle; whole works; whole kit; kit and caboodle; whole shebang; works.
    • we saw the whole shebang
    • a hotdog with the works
    • we took on the whole caboodle
    • for $10 you get the full treatment
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full-blood

  • adjective satellite of unmixed ancestry
    full-blood; blooded.
    • full-blooded Native American
    • blooded Jersies
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full-blooded

  • adjective satellite of unmixed ancestry
    full-blood; blooded.
    • full-blooded Native American
    • blooded Jersies
  • adjective satellite endowed with or exhibiting great bodily or mental health
    lusty; hearty; red-blooded.
    • a hearty glow of health
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Full"-blood`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Having a full supply of blood.
  2. Of pure blood; thoroughbred; as, a full-blooded horse.
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full-bloomed

Full"-bloomed` adjective
Definitions
  1. Like a perfect blossom. "Full-bloomed lips." Crashaw.
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full-blown

  • adjective satellite fully ripe; at the height of bloom
    matured.
    • a full-blown rose
  • adjective satellite having or displaying all the characteristics necessary for completeness
    • a full-blown financial crisis
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Full"-blown` adjective
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  1. Fully expanded, as a blossom; as, a full-bloun rose. Denham.
  2. Fully distended with wind, as a sail. Dryden.
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full-bodied

  • adjective satellite marked by richness and fullness of flavor
    robust; rich; racy.
    • a rich ruby port
    • full-bodied wines
    • a robust claret
    • the robust flavor of fresh-brewed coffee
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full-bosomed

  • adjective satellite (of a woman's body) having a large bosom and pleasing curves
    busty; sonsie; stacked; voluptuous; bosomy; buxom; curvaceous; curvy; well-endowed; sonsy.
    • Hollywood seems full of curvaceous blondes
    • a curvy young woman in a tight dress
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full-bottomed

Full"-bot"tomed adjective
Definitions
  1. Full and large at the bottom, as wigs worn by certain civil officers in Great Britain.
  2. (Naut.) Of great capacity below the water line.
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full-butt

Full"-butt" adverb
Definitions
  1. With direct and violentop position; with sudden collision. Colloq. L'Estrange.
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full-clad

  • adjective satellite given substance or detail; completed
    fleshed out.
    • did not spring full-clad from his imagination
    • a plan fleshed out with statistics and details
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full-dress

  • adjective satellite suitable for formal occasions
    dress.
    • formal wear
    • a full-dress uniform
    • dress shoes
  • adjective satellite (of an occasion) requiring formal clothes
    dress.
    • a dress dinner
    • a full-dress ceremony
  • adjective satellite complete in every respect
    • a full-dress debate
    • a full-dress investigation
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full-dress uniform

  • noun the naval or military uniform that is specified by regulations to be worn on ceremonial occasions
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full-drive

Full`-drive" adverb
Definitions
  1. With full speed. Colloq.
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full-face

  • adjective satellite looking forward
    guardant; gardant.
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full-fashioned

  • adjective satellite knitted to fit the shape of the body
    fully fashioned.
    • full-fashioned hosiery
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full-fledged

  • adjective satellite (of a bird) having reached full development with fully grown adult plumage; ready to fly
    fully fledged.
  • adjective satellite (of persons, e.g.) having gained full status
    fully fledged.
    • a full-fledged lawyer
    • by the age of seventeen I was a full-fledged atheist
    • sees itself as a fully fledged rival party
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full-formed

Full"-formed` adjective
Definitions
  1. Full in form or shape; rounded out with flesh.
    The full-formed maids of Afric. Thomson.
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full-grown

  • adjective satellite (of animals) fully developed
    grown; big; adult; grownup; fully grown.
    • an adult animal
    • a grown woman
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Full"-grown` adjective
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  1. Having reached the limits of growth; mature. "Full-grown wings." Lowell.
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full-hearted

Full"-heart`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Full of courage or confidence. Shak.
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full-hot

Full"-hot` adjective
Definitions
  1. Very fiery. Shak.
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full-length

  • adjective satellite representing or accommodating the entire length
    • a full-length portrait
  • adjective satellite complete
    uncut.
    • the full-length play
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full-manned

Full"-manned` adjective
Definitions
  1. Completely furnished wiith men, as a ship.
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full-of-the-moon

  • noun the time when the Moon is fully illuminated
    full moon; full; full phase of the moon.
    • the moon is at the full
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full-orbed

Full"-orbed` adjective
Definitions
  1. Having the orb or disk complete or fully illuminated; like the full moon.
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full-page

  • adjective satellite occupying an entire page in a book or paper
    • a full-page ad
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full-sailed

Full"-sailed` adjective
Definitions
  1. Having all its sails set,; hence, without restriction or reservation. Massinger.
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full-scale

  • adjective satellite using all available resources
    all-out.
    • all-out war
    • a full-scale campaign against nuclear power plants
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full-size

  • adjective satellite being of the same size as an original
    lifesize; life-sized; life-size.
    • a life-size sculpture
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full-strength

  • adjective satellite without water
    straight; neat.
    • took his whiskey neat
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full-term

  • adjective gestated for the entire duration of normal pregnancy
    • a healthy full-term baby
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full-time

  • adjective for the entire time appropriate to an activity
    • a full-time job
  • adverb for the standard number of hours
    • she works full-time
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full-wave rectifier

  • noun rectifier that converts the negative half wave of an alternating current into a positive half wave
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full-winged

Full"-winged` adjective
Definitions
  1. Having large and strong or complete wings. Shak.
  2. Beady for flight; eager. Archaic Beau. & Fl.
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fuller's earth

  • noun an absorbent soil resembling clay; used in fulling (shrinking and thickening) woolen cloth and as an adsorbent
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fuller's teasel

  • noun similar to the common teasel and similarly used; widespread in Europe and North Africa and western Asia; naturalized in United States
    Dipsacus sativus.
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give full measure

  • verb perform a task as well as possible
    do one's best; go all out; give one's best.
    • The cast gives full measure every night
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In full

  • adverb referring to a quantity
    fully.
    • the amount was paid in full
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  • at length; uncontracted; unabridged; written out in words, and not indicated by figures.
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in full action

  • adverb proceeding with full vigor
    in full action.
    • the party was in full swing
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In full blast

  • in complete operation; in a state of great activity. See Blast, n., 2. Colloq.
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in full swing

  • adverb proceeding with full vigor
    in full action.
    • the party was in full swing
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In full uniform

  • (Mil.), wearing the whole of the prescribed uniform, with ornaments, badges of rank, sash, side arms, etc.
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make full

  • verb make full, also in a metaphorical sense
    fill up; fill.
    • fill a container
    • fill the child with pride
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melville w. fuller

  • noun United States jurist and chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1833-1910)
    Fuller; Melville W. Fuller.
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melville weston fuller

  • noun United States jurist and chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1833-1910)
    Fuller; Melville W. Fuller.
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r. buckminster fuller

  • noun United States architect who invented the geodesic dome (1895-1983)
    Buckminster Fuller; Fuller; R. Buckminster Fuller.
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richard buckminster fuller

  • noun United States architect who invented the geodesic dome (1895-1983)
    Buckminster Fuller; Fuller; R. Buckminster Fuller.
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To be in full feather

  • to be in full dress or in one's best clothes. Collog.
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To have one's hands full

  • to have in hand al that one can do, or more than can be done conveniently; to be pressed with labor or engagements; to be surrounded with difficulties.
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to the full

  • adverb to the greatest degree or extent; completely or entirely; (`full' in this sense is used as a combining form)
    fully; full.
    • fully grown
    • he didn't fully understand
    • knew full well
    • full-grown
    • full-fledged
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