'Full and by' definitions:

Definition of 'Full and by'

  • Full \Full\ (f[.u]l), a. [Compar. Fuller (f[.u]l"[~e]r); superl. Fullest.] [OE. & AS. ful; akin to OS. ful, D. vol, OHG. fol, G. voll, Icel. fullr, Sw. full, Dan. fuld, Goth. fulls, L. plenus, Gr. plh`rhs, Skr. p[=u][.r]na full, pr[=a] to fill, also to Gr. poly`s much, E. poly-, pref., G. viel, AS. fela. [root]80. Cf. Complete, Fill, Plenary, Plenty.]
  • 1. Filled up, having within its limits all that it can contain; supplied; not empty or vacant; -- said primarily of hollow vessels, and hence of anything else; as, a cup full of water; a house full of people. [1913 Webster]
  • Had the throne been full, their meeting would not have been regular. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. Abundantly furnished or provided; sufficient in quantity, quality, or degree; copious; plenteous; ample; adequate; as, a full meal; a full supply; a full voice; a full compensation; a house full of furniture. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. Not wanting in any essential quality; complete; entire; perfect; adequate; as, a full narrative; a person of full age; a full stop; a full face; the full moon. [1913 Webster]
  • It came to pass, at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed. --Gen. xii. 1. [1913 Webster]
  • The man commands Like a full soldier. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • I can not Request a fuller satisfaction Than you have freely granted. --Ford. [1913 Webster]
  • 4. Sated; surfeited. [1913 Webster]
  • I am full of the burnt offerings of rams. --Is. i. 11. [1913 Webster]
  • 5. Having the mind filled with ideas; stocked with knowledge; stored with information. [1913 Webster]
  • Reading maketh a full man. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]
  • 6. Having the attention, thoughts, etc., absorbed in any matter, and the feelings more or less excited by it, as, to be full of some project. [1913 Webster]
  • Every one is full of the miracles done by cold baths on decayed and weak constitutions. --Locke. [1913 Webster]
  • 7. Filled with emotions. [1913 Webster]
  • The heart is so full that a drop overfills it. --Lowell. [1913 Webster]
  • 8. Impregnated; made pregnant. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
  • Ilia, the fair, . . . full of Mars. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
  • At full, when full or complete. --Shak.
  • 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.
  • Full and by (Naut.), sailing closehauled, having all the sails full, and lying as near the wind as poesible.
  • Full band (Mus.), a band in which all the instruments are employed.
  • Full binding, the binding of a book when made wholly of leather, as distinguished from half binding.
  • Full bottom, a kind of wig full and large at the bottom.
  • Full brother or Full sister, a brother or sister having the same parents as another.
  • Full cry (Hunting), eager chase; -- said of hounds that have caught the scent, and give tongue together.
  • Full dress, the dress prescribed by authority or by etiquette to be worn on occasions of ceremony.
  • Full hand (Poker), three of a kind and a pair.
  • Full moon. (a) The moon with its whole disk illuminated, as when opposite to the sun. (b) The time when the moon is full.
  • Full organ (Mus.), the organ when all or most stops are out.
  • Full score (Mus.), a score in which all the parts for voices and instruments are given.
  • Full sea, high water.
  • Full swing, free course; unrestrained liberty; "Leaving corrupt nature to . . . the full swing and freedom of its own extravagant actings." South (Colloq.)
  • In full, at length; uncontracted; unabridged; written out in words, and not indicated by figures.
  • In full blast. See under Blast. [1913 Webster]

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