full Definition

  • 1containing or holding as much or as many as possible; having no empty space
  • 2not lacking or omitting anything; complete
  • 3sated after eating or drinking to one's limits

Using full: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "full" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The glass is full of water.

  • Example

    I am full after eating that huge meal.

  • Example

    The parking lot was full of cars.

  • Example

    She has a full schedule today.

  • Example

    He gave a full account of what happened.

full Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for full

Phrases with full

  • having an exaggerated sense of self-importance; conceited


    He's so full of himself that he can't see how his actions affect others.

  • full of energy and enthusiasm


    The kids were full of beans after playing outside all day.

  • talking a lot but not saying anything important or true; being boastful or exaggerating


    Don't listen to him, he's just full of hot air.

Origins of full

from Old English 'full', meaning 'completely filled'


Summary: full in Brief

The term 'full' [fʊl] refers to something containing as much as possible, lacking nothing, or being sated after eating or drinking. It can describe physical spaces like 'The parking lot was full of cars,' or schedules like 'She has a full schedule today.' 'Full' also extends into phrases like 'full of oneself,' denoting conceit, and 'full of beans,' denoting energy and enthusiasm.

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