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Definition: In full blast
(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
(bl[.a]st), n. [AS. bl[=ae]st a puff of wind, a
blowing; akin to Icel. bl[=a]str, OHG. bl[=a]st, and fr. a
verb akin to Icel. bl[=a]sa to blow, OHG. bl[^a]san, Goth.
bl[=e]san (in comp.); all prob. from the same root as E.
blow. See Blow
to eject air.]
1. A violent gust of wind.
And see where surly Winter passes off,
Far to the north, and calls his ruffian blasts;
His blasts obey, and quit the howling hill.
2. A forcible stream of air from an orifice, as from a
bellows, the mouth, etc. Hence: The continuous blowing to
which one charge of ore or metal is subjected in a
furnace; as, to melt so many tons of iron at a blast.
Note: The terms hot blast and cold blast are employed to
designate whether the current is heated or not heated
before entering the furnace. A blast furnace is said to
be in blast while it is in operation, and out of blast
when not in use.
3. The exhaust steam from and engine, driving a column of air
out of a boiler chimney, and thus creating an intense
draught through the fire; also, any draught produced by
4. The sound made by blowing a wind instrument; strictly, the
sound produces at one breath.
One blast upon his bugle horn
Were worth a thousand men. --Sir W.
The blast of triumph o'er thy grave. --Bryant.
5. A sudden, pernicious effect, as if by a noxious wind,
especially on animals and plants; a blight.
By the blast of God they perish. --Job iv. 9.
Virtue preserved from fell destruction's blast.
6. The act of rending, or attempting to rend, heavy masses of
rock, earth, etc., by the explosion of gunpowder,
dynamite, etc.; also, the charge used for this purpose.
“Large blasts are often used.”
7. A flatulent disease of sheep.
, a furnace, usually a shaft furnace for
smelting ores, into which air is forced by pressure.
, a hole in the bottom of a pump stock through
which water enters.
, a fixed or variable orifice in the delivery
end of a blast pipe; -- called also blast orifice
In full blast
, in complete operation; in a state of great
activity. See Blast
, n., 2. [Colloq.]