/fʊl/ ●●● adjective 1CONTAINER/ROOM/PLACE ETC. holding or containing as much or as many things or people as possible ANT empty: Don’t talk with your mouth full. a full glass of milk The bottle was only half full. a box full of paperTHESAURUSfilled with something – full of something: Her shopping cart was filled to the brim with groceries.packed – extremely full of people or things: The trial took place in front of a packed courtroom.crammed – full of people or things: The garage was crammed with junk.stuffed (full of something) – full of things: If you’d dragged a suitcase stuffed full of clothes up five flights, you’d be out of breath too!bursting (with something) – very full of something: The muffins were bursting with blueberries.overflowing – a container that is overflowing is so full that the liquid or things inside it come out over the top: He walked down a dark alley, passing overflowing trash containers.overloaded – if a vehicle or ship is overloaded, too many people or things have been put in it: The helicopter was overloaded and barely got off the ground.teeming with something – full of people or animals that are all moving around: The lake was teeming with fish.replete formal – full of something: Books on the war were replete with references to him.2COMPLETE [only before noun] including all parts or details: Please write your full name and address in the boxes. We will pay the full cost of repairs.3HIGHEST AMOUNT/LEVEL [only before noun] the highest level or greatest amount of something that is possible: The ship was going at full speed. You have our full support. I didn’t pay full price for the jacket.4be full of something a)to contain many things of the same kind: Eric’s essay is full of mistakes. a garden full of flowers b)to feel or express a strong emotion: Cathy woke up full of excitement. He was full of praise for the children’s achievement. c)to think or talk about only one subject all the time: She’s full of plans for the wedding.5FOOD [not before noun] having eaten so much food that you cannot eat any more: “Would you like some more soup?” “No thanks. I’m full.”6CLOTHING a full skirt, pair of pants, etc. is made with a lot of material and fits loosely7BODY a full face, body, etc. is rounded or large: She designs clothing for women with a fuller figure.8TASTE/SOUND ETC. a full taste, sound, color, etc. is strong and pleasant: a full-bodied wine9RANK [only before noun] having or giving all the rights, duties, etc. that belong to a particular rank or position: Full members of the club bring a guest.