Webster 1913 Edition



In a full manner or degree; completely; entirely; without lack or defect; adequately; satisfactorily;
as, to be
persuaded of the truth of a proposition
Syn. – Completely; entirely; maturely; plentifully; abundantly; plenteously; copiously; largely; amply; sufficiently; clearly; distinctly; perfectly.

Webster 1828 Edition



, adv.
Completely; entirely; without lack or defect; in a manner to give satisfaction; to the extent desired; as, to be fully persuaded of the truth of a proposition.
Completely; perfectly. Things partially known in this life will be hereafter fully disclosed.

Definition 2024





fully (comparative fullier or more fully, superlative fulliest or most fully)

  1. In a full manner; without lack or defect.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 19, in The China Governess:
      As soon as Julia returned with a constable, Timothy, who was on the point of exhaustion, prepared to give over to him gratefully. The newcomer turned out to be a powerful youngster, fully trained and eager to help, and he stripped off his tunic at once.
    He fully met his responsibilities.
  2. In a full degree; to a full extent.
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page 7
      The lobule margins, furthermore, are arched away from the lobe, with the consequence that (when fully inflated) the abaxial leaf surface forms the interior lining of the lobule.
    He is fully capable of meeting his responsibilities.
  3. As a minimum; at least.
    • 2012 November 7, Matt Bai, “Winning a Second Term, Obama Will Confront Familiar Headwinds”, in New York Times:
      In polling by the Pew Research Center in November 2008, fully half the respondents thought the two parties would cooperate more in the coming year, versus only 36 percent who thought the climate would grow more adversarial.


  • (in a full manner):
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Related terms



fully (third-person singular simple present fullies, present participle fullying, simple past and past participle fullied)

  1. (transitive) Make fuller, more complete.
  2. (transitive) Satisfy to a greater degree.


fully (plural fullies)

  1. (slang) Fully exposed woman's breast.
    This is a fully!