Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
Full (?), n. Complete measure; utmost extent; the highest state or degree.
The swan's-down feather,
That stands upon the swell at full of tide.
Full of the moon, the time of full moon.
Full, adv. Quite; to the same degree; without abatement or diminution; with the whole force or effect; thoroughly; completely; exactly; entirely.
The pawn I proffer shall be full as good.
The diapason closing full in man.
Full in the center of the sacred wood.
&hand; Full is placed before adjectives and adverbs to heighten or strengthen their signification. Full sad." Milton. Master of a full poor cell." Shak. Full many a gem of purest ray serene." T. Gray.
Full is also prefixed to participles to express utmost extent or degree; as, full-bloomed, full-blown, full-crammed full-grown, full-laden, full-stuffed, etc. Such compounds, for the most part, are self-defining.
Full, v. i. To become full or wholly illuminated; as, the moon fulls at midnight.
Full, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fulled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Fulling.] [OE. fullen, OF. fuler, fouler, F. fouler, LL. fullare, fr. L. fullo fuller, cloth fuller, cf. Gr. shining, white, AS. fullian to whiten as a fuller, to baptize, fullere a fuller. Cf. Defile to foul, Foil to frustrate, Fuller. n. ] To thicken by moistening, heating, and pressing, as cloth; to mill; to make compact; to scour, cleanse, and thicken in a mill.
Full, v. i. To become fulled or thickened; as, this material fulls well.
Full"age (?), n. The money or price paid for fulling or cleansing cloth.
Ful"lam (?), n. A false die. See Fulham.
Full"-blood`ed (?), a.
1. Having a full supply of blood.
2. Of pure blood; thoroughbred; as, a full-blooded horse.
Full"-bloomed` (?), a. Like a perfect blossom. Full-bloomed lips."
Full"-blown` (?), a.
1. Fully expanded, as a blossom; as, a full-bloun rose.
2. Fully distended with wind, as a sail.
Full"-bot"tomed (?), a.
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.
Full"-butt" (?), adv. With direct and violentop position; with sudden collision. [Colloq.]
Full`-drive" (?), adv. With full speed. [Colloq.]
Full"er (?), n. [AS. fullere, fr. L. fullo. See Full, v. t.] One whose occupation is to full cloth.
Fuller's earth, a variety of clay, used in scouring and cleansing cloth, to imbibe grease. -- Fuller's herb (Bot.), the soapwort (Saponaria officinalis), formerly used to remove stains from cloth. -- Fuller's thistle ∨ weed (Bot.), the teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) whose burs are used by fullers in dressing cloth. See Teasel.
Full"er, n. [From Full, a.] (Blacksmith's Work) A die; a half-round set hammer, used for forming grooves and spreading iron; -- called also a creaser.
Full"er, v. t. To form a groove or channel in, by a fuller or set hammer; as, to fuller a bayonet.
Full"er*y (?), n.; pl. Fulleries (). The place or the works where the fulling of cloth is carried on.
Full"-formed` (?), a. Full in form or shape; rounded out with flesh.
The full-formed maids of Afric.
Full"-grown` (?), a. Having reached the limits of growth; mature. Full-grown wings."
Full"-heart`ed (?), a. Full of courage or confidence.
Full"-hot` (?), a. Very fiery.
Full"ing, n. The process of cleansing, shrinking, and thickening cloth by moisture, heat, and pressure.
Fulling mill, a mill for fulling cloth as by means of pesties or stampers, which alternately fall into and rise from troughs where the cloth is placed with hot water and fuller's earth, or other cleansing materials.
Full"-manned` (?), a. Completely furnished wiith men, as a ship.
Full"mart" (?), n. See Foumart.
Full"ness, n. The state of being full, or of abounding; abundance; completeness. [Written also fulness.]
In thy presence is fullness of joy."
Ps. xvi. 11.
Ful*lon"i*cal (?), a. [L. fullonicus, from fullo a cloth fuller.] Pertaining to a fuller of cloth. [Obs.]
Full"-orbed` (), a. Having the orb or disk complete or fully illuminated; like the full moon.
Full"-sailed` (?), a. Having all its sails set,; hence, without restriction or reservation.
Full"-winged` (?), a.
1. Having large and strong or complete wings.
2. Beady for flight; eager. [Archaic]
Beau. & Fl.
Ful"ly (?), adv. In a full manner or degree; completely; entirely; without lack or defect; adequately; satisfactorily; as, to be fully persuaded of the truth of a proposition.
Fully committed (Law), committed to prison for trial, in distinction from being detained for examination.
Syn. -- Completely; entirely; maturely; plentifuly; abundantly; plenteously; copiously; largely; amply; sufficiently; perfectly.
Ful"mar (f&ucr;lm&aum;r), n. [Icel. f&umac;lm&amac;r. See foul, and Man a gull.] (Zoöl.) One of several species of sea birds, of the family procellariidæ, allied to the albatrosses and petrels. Among the well-known species are the arctic fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) (called also fulmar petrel, malduck, and mollemock), and the giant fulmar (Ossifraga gigantea).
Ful"mi*nant (?), a. [L. fulminans, p. pr. of fulminare to lighten: cf. F. fulminant.] Thundering; fulminating. [R.]
Ful"mi*nate (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fulminated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Fulminating.] [L. fulminatus, p. p. of fulminare to lighten, strike with lightning, fr. fulmen thunderbolt, fr. fulgere to shine. See Fulgent, and cf. Fulmine.]
1. To thunder; hence, to make a loud, sudden noise; to detonate; to explode with a violent report.
2. To issue or send forth decrees or censures with the assumption of supreme authority; to thunder forth menaces.
Ful"mi*nate, v. t.
1. To cause to explode.
2. To utter or send out with denunciations or censures; -- said especially of menaces or censures uttered by ecclesiastical authority.
They fulminated the most hostile of all decrees.
Ful"mi*nate (?), n. [Cf. P. fulminate. See Fulminate, v. i.] (Chem.) (a) A salt of fulminic acid. See under Fulminic. (b) A fulminating powder.
Fulminate of gold, an explosive compound of gold; -- called also fulminating gold, and aurum fulminans.
Ful"mi*na"ting (?), a.
1. Thundering; exploding in a peculiarly sudden or violent manner.
2. Hurling denunciations, menaces, or censures.
Fulminating oil, nitroglycerin. -- Fulminating powder (Chem.) any violently explosive powder, but especially one of the fulminates, as mercuric fulminate.
Ful"mi*na`tion (?), n. [L. fulminatio a darting of lightning: cf. F. fulmination.]
1. The act of fulminating or exploding; detonation.
2. The act of thundering forth threats or censures, as with authority.
3. That which is fulminated or thundered forth; vehement menace or censure.
The fulminations from the Vatican were turned into ridicule.
Ful"mi*na*to*ry (?), a. [Cf. F. fulminatoire.] Thundering; striking terror.
Ful"mine (?), v. i. [F. fulminer. See Fulminate, v.] To thunder. [Obs.]
Ful"mine, v. t. To shoot; to dart like lightning; to fulminate; to utter with authority or vehemence.
She fulmined out her scorn of laws Salique.
Ful*min"e*ous (?), a. [L. fulmen thunder.] Of, or concerning thunder.
Ful*mia"ic (?), a. [Cf. F. fulminique.] Pertaining to fulmination; detonating; specifically (Chem.), pertaining to, derived from, or denoting, an acid, so called; as, fulminic acid.
Fulminic acid (Chem.), a complex acid, H2C2N2O2, isomeric with cyanic and cyanuric acids, and not known in the free state, but forming a large class of highly explosive salts, the fulminates. Of these, mercuric fulminate, the most common, is used, mixed with niter, to fill percussion caps, charge cartridges, etc. -- Fulminic acid is made by the action of nitric acid on alcohol.
Ful"mi*nu"ric (?), a. [Fulminic + cyanuric.] (Chem.) Pertaining to fulminic and cyanuric acids, and designating an acid so called.
Fulminuric acid (Chem.), a white, crystalline, explosive subatance, H3C3N3O3, forming well known salts, and obtained from the fulnunates. It is isomeric with cyanuric acid, and hence is also called isocyanuric acid.
Fal"ness (?), n. See Fullness.
Ful*sam"ic (?), a. [See Fulsome.] Fulsome. [Obs.]
Ful"some (?), a. [Full, a. + -some.]
1. Full; abundant; plenteous; not shriveled. [Obs.]
His lean, pale, hoar, and withered corpse grew fulsome, fair, and fresh.
2. Offending or disgusting by overfullness, excess, or grossness; cloying; gross; nauseous; esp., offensive from excess of praise; as, fulsome flattery.
And lest the fulsome artifice should fail
Themselves will hide its coarseness with a veil.
3. Lustful; wanton; obscene; also, tending to obscenity. [Obs.] Fulsome ewes."
-- Ful"some*ly, adv. -- Ful"some*ness, n.
Ful"vid (?), a. [LL. fulvidus, fr. L. fulvus.] Fulvous. [R.]
Dr. H. More.
Ful"vous (?), a. [L. fulvus.] Tawny; dull yellow, with a mixture of gray and brown.
Fum (?), v. i. To play upon a fiddle. [Obs.]
Follow me, and fum as you go.
Fu*ma"cious (?), a. [From Fume.] Smoky; hence, fond of smoking; addicted to smoking tobacco.
Fu*made" (?), Fu*ma"do (), n.; pl. Fumades (#), Fumadoes (#). [Sp. fumodo smoked, p. p. of fumar to smoke, fr. L. fumare. See Fume, v. i.] A salted and smoked fish, as the pilchard.
Fu"mage (?), n. [OF. fumage, fumaige, fr. L. fumus smoke.] Hearth money.
Fumage, or fuage, vulgarly called smoke farthings.
Fu"ma*rate (?), n. (Chem.) A salt of fumaric acid.
Fu*mar"ic (?), a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, fumitory (Fumaria officinalis).
Fumaric acid (Chem.), a widely occurring organic acid, exttracted from fumitory as a white crystallline substance, C2H2(CO2H)2, and produced artificially in many ways, as by the distillation of malic acid; boletic acid. It is found also in the lichen, Iceland moss, and hence was also called lichenic acid.
Fu"ma*rine (?), n. [L. fumus smoke, fume.] (Chem.) An alkaloid extracted from fumitory, as a white crystalline substance.
Fu"ma*role (?), n. [It. fumaruola, fr. fumo smoke, L. fumus: cf. F. fumerolle, fumarolle.] A hole or spot in a volcanic or other region, from which fumes issue.
Fu"ma*to*ry (?), n. See Fumitory. [Obs.]
Fum"ble (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fumbled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Fumbling (?).] [Akin to D. fommelen to crumple, fumble, Sw. fumla to fusuble, famla to grope, Dan. famle to grope, fumble, Icel. falme, AS. folm palm of the hand. See Feel, and cf. Fanble, Palm.]
1. To feel or grope about; to make awkward attempts to do or find something.
Adams now began to fumble in his pockets.
2. To grope about in perplexity; to seek awkwardly; as, to fumble for an excuse.
My understanding flutters and my memory fumbles.
Alas! how he fumbles about the domains.
3. To handle much; to play childishly; to turn over and over.
I saw him fumble with the sheets, and play with flowers.
Fum"ble, v. t. To handle or manage awkwardly; to crowd or tumble together.
Fum"bler (?), n. One who fumbles.
Fum"bling*ly (?), adv. In the manner of one who fumbles.
Fume (?), n. [L. fumus; akin to Skr. dhma smoke, dh to shake, fan a flame, cf. Gr. to sacrifice, storm, rage, , , thyme, and perh. to E. dust: cf. OF. fum smoke, F. fumée. Cf. Dust, n., Femerell, Thyme.]
1. Exhalation; volatile matter (esp. noxious vapor or smoke) ascending in a dense body; smoke; vapor; reek; as, the fumes of tobacco.
The fumes of new shorn hay.
The fumes of undigested wine.
2. Rage or excitement which deprives the mind of self-control; as, the fumes of passion.
3. Anything vaporlike, unsubstantial, or' airy; idle conceit; vain imagination.
A show of fumes and fancies.
4. The incense of praise; inordinate flattery.
To smother him with fumes and eulogies.
In a fume, in ill temper, esp. from impatience.
Fume, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fumed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Fuming.] [Cf. F. fumer, L. fumare to smoke. See Fume, n.]
1. To smoke; to throw off fumes, as in combustion or chemical action; to rise up, as vapor.
Where the golden altar fumed.
Whose constant cups lay fuming to his brain.
2. To be as in a mist; to be dulled and stupefied.
Keep his brain fuming.
3. To pass off in fumes or vapors.
Their parts pre kept from fuming away by their fixity.
4. To be in a rage; to be hot with anger.
He frets, he fumes, he stares, he stamps the ground.
While her mother did fret, and her father did fume.
Sir W. Scott.
To tame away, to give way to excitement and displeasure; to storm; also, to pass off in fumes.
Fume, e. t.
1. To expose to the action of fumes; to treat with vapors, smoke, etc.; as, to bleach straw by fuming it with sulphur; to fill with fumes, vapors, odors, etc., as a room.
She fumed the temple with an odorous flame.
2. To praise inordinately; to flatter.
They demi-deify and fume him so.
3. To throw off in vapor, or as in the form of vapor.
The heat will fume away most of the scent.
How vicious hearts fume frenzy to the brain!
Fume"less, a. Free from fumes.
Fum"er (?), n.
1. One that fumes.
2. One who makes or uses perfumes. [Obs.]
Embroiderers, feather makers, fumers.
Beau. & Fl.
Fu"mer*ell (?), n. (Arch.) See Femerell.
Fu"met (?), n. [Cf. F. fumier dung, OF. femier, fr. L. fimus dung.] The dung of deer.
Fu"met (?) Fu*mette" (?), n. [F. fumet odor, fume of wine or meat, fr. L. fumus smoke. See Fume, n.] The stench or high flavor of game or other meat when kept long.
Fu"me*tere" (?), n. Fumitory. [Obs.]
Fu"mid (?), a. [L. fumidus, fr. fumus smoke. See Fume.] Smoky; vaporous.
Sir T. Broune.
Fu*mid"i*ty (?), Fu"mid*ness (?) n. The state of being fumid; smokiness.
Fu*mif"er*ous (?), a. [L. fumifer; fumus smoke + ferre to bear.] Producing smoke.
Fu*mif"u*gist (?), n. [L. fumus smoke + fugare to put to flight, fugere to flee.] One who, or that which, drives away smoke or fumes.
Fu"mi*fy (?), v. t. [Fume + -fy.] To subject to the action of smoke. [Obs.]
Sir T. Browne.
Fu"mi*gant (?), a. [L. fumigans, p. pr. of fumigare. See Fumigate.] Fuming. [R.]
Fu"mi*gate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fumigated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Fumigating (?).] [L. fumigate, p. p. of fumigare to fumigate, fr. fumus smoke. See Fume, n.]
1. To apply smoke to; to expose to smoke or vapor; to purify, or free from infection, by the use of smoke or vapors.
2. To smoke; to perfume.
Fum`iga"tion (?), n. [Cf. F. fumigation.]
1. The act of fumigating, or applying smoke or vapor, as for disinfection.
2. Vapor raised in the process of fumigating.
Fu"mi*ga`tor (?), n. One who, or that which, fumigates; an apparattus for fumigating.
Fu"mi*ga*to*ry (?), a. [Cf. F. fumigatoire.] Having the quality of purifying by smoke. [R.]