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Webster 1913 Edition


Fullness

Full′ness

,
Noun.
The state of being full, or of abounding; abundance; completeness.
[Written also
fulness
.]
“In thy presence is
fullness
of joy.”
Ps. xvi. 11.

Webster 1828 Edition


Fullness

FULL'NESS

,
Noun.
[from full.]
1.
The state of being filled, so as to leave no part vacant.
2.
The state of abounding or being in great plenty; abundance.
3.
Completeness; the state of a thing in which nothing is wanted; perfection.
In thy presence is fullness of joy. Ps. 16.
4.
Repletion; satiety; as from intemperance.
5.
Repletion of vessels; as fullness of blood.
6.
Plenty; wealth; affluence.
7.
Struggling perturbation; swelling; as the fullness of the heart.
8.
Largeness; extent.
There wanted the fullness of a plot, and variety of characters to form it as it ought.
9.
Loudness; force of sound, such as fills the ear.

Definition 2021


fullness

fullness

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Noun

fullness (usually uncountable, plural fullnesses)

  1. Being full; completeness.
  2. The degree to which a space is full.
  3. (figuratively) The degree to which fate has become known. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  4. (bodybuilding): A measure of the degree to which a muscle has increased in size parallel to the axis of its contraction. A full muscle fills more of the space along the part of the body where it is connected.

Derived terms

  • in the fullness of time