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full

1. of, relating to, or designating a relationship established by descent from the same parents
2. Music
a. powerful or rich in volume and sound
b. completing a piece or section; concluding
3. (of sails, etc.) distended by wind
4. (of wine, such as a burgundy) having a heavy body
5. (of a colour) containing a large quantity of pure hue as opposed to white or grey; rich; saturated
6. in full cry (esp of a pack of hounds) in hot pursuit of quarry
7. Brit a ridge of sand or shingle along a seashore

full

Of a dimension, slightly oversize.
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The miller thought she must mean one of his puppies or kittens, so promised the nixy at once what she asked, and returned to his mill full of hope.
/Across the threshold of this door lay a skin bag, formed of a goat- skin, that appeared to be full of pebbles./
Everywhere resoundeth the voices of those who preach death; and the earth is full of those to whom death hath to be preached.
whales, with dromedary humps, and very savage; breakfasting on three or four sailor tarts, that is whaleboats full of mariners: their deformities floundering in seas of blood and blue paint.
Dan was full of a wild idea that we should all meet them at the gate, armed with cowbells and tin-pans, and "charivari" them up the lane.
Like a mob of young collegians, they are full of fight, fun, and wickedness, tumbling round the world at such a reckless, rollicking rate, that no prudent underwriter would insure them any more than he would a riotous lad at Yale or Harvard.
"You like my cigar, eh?" the German asked, for Harvey's eyes were full of tears.