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Definition: Full swing
(f[.u]l), a. [Compar. Fuller
.] [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
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.
Had the throne been full, their meeting would not
have been regular. --Blackstone.
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.
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.
It came to pass, at the end of two full years, that
dreamed. --Gen. xii. 1.
The man commands
Like a full soldier. --Shak.
I can not
Request a fuller satisfaction
Than you have freely granted. --Ford.
4. Sated; surfeited.
I am full of the burnt offerings of rams. --Is. i.
5. Having the mind filled with ideas; stocked with knowledge;
stored with information.
Reading maketh a full man. --Bacon.
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.
Every one is full of the miracles done by cold baths
on decayed and weak constitutions. --Locke.
7. Filled with emotions.
The heart is so full that a drop overfills it.
8. Impregnated; made pregnant. [Obs.]
Ilia, the fair, . . . full of Mars. --Dryden.
, when full or complete. --Shak.
(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.
(Mus.), a band in which all the instruments are
, the binding of a book when made wholly of
leather, as distinguished from half binding.
, a kind of wig full and large at the bottom.
or Full sister
, a brother or sister having
the same parents as another.
(Hunting), eager chase; -- said of hounds that
have caught the scent, and give tongue together.
, the dress prescribed by authority or by
etiquette to be worn on occasions of ceremony.
(Poker), three of a kind and a pair.
(a) The moon with its whole disk illuminated, as when
opposite to the sun.
(b) The time when the moon is full.
(Mus.), the organ when all or most stops are
(Mus.), a score in which all the parts for
voices and instruments are given.
, high water.
, free course; unrestrained liberty; “Leaving
corrupt nature to . . . the full swing and freedom of its
own extravagant actings.”
, at length; uncontracted; unabridged; written out
in words, and not indicated by figures.
In full blast
. See under Blast
1. The act of swinging; a waving, oscillating, or vibratory
motion of a hanging or pivoted object; oscillation; as,
the swing of a pendulum.
2. Swaying motion from one side or direction to the other;
as, some men walk with a swing.
3. A line, cord, or other thing suspended and hanging loose,
upon which anything may swing; especially, an apparatus
for recreation by swinging, commonly consisting of a rope,
the two ends of which are attached overhead, as to the
bough of a tree, a seat being placed in the loop at the
bottom; also, any contrivance by which a similar motion is
produced for amusement or exercise.
4. Influence of power of a body put in swaying motion.
The ram that batters down the wall,
For the great swing and rudeness of his poise,
They place before his hand that made the engine.
5. Capacity of a turning lathe, as determined by the diameter
of the largest object that can be turned in it.
6. Free course; unrestrained liberty or license; tendency.
“Take thy swing.”
To prevent anything which may prove an obstacle to
the full swing of his genius. --Burke.
. See under Full
(Railway Mach.), a crosspiece sustaining the car
body, and so suspended from the framing of a truck that it
may have an independent lateral motion.
, a form of drawbridge which swings
horizontally, as on a vertical pivot.
, or Swing plough
(a) A plow without a fore wheel under the beam.
(b) A reversible or sidehill plow.
(a) The scape-wheel in a clock, which drives the pendulum.
(b) The balance of a watch.