Webster's Dictionary, 1913

Search Webster
Word starts with Word or meaning contains
Fuguist noun (Mus.) A musician who composes or performs fugues. Busby.

Fulahs, Foolahs noun plural ; sing. Fulah , Foolah (Ethnol.) A peculiar African race of uncertain origin, but distinct from the negro tribes, inhabiting an extensive region of Western Soudan. Their color is brown or yellowish bronze. They are Mohammedans. Called also Fellatahs , Foulahs , and Fellani . Fulah is also used adjectively; as, Fulah empire, tribes, language.

Fulbe noun (Ethnol.) Same as Fulahs .

Fulcible adjective [ Latin fulcire to prop.] Capable of being propped up. [ Obsolete] Cockeram.

Fulciment noun [ Latin fulcimentum , from fulcire to prop.] A prop; a fulcrum. [ Obsolete] Bp. Wilkins.

Fulcra noun plural See Fulcrum .

Fulcrate adjective [ See Fulcrum .]
1. (Botany) Propped; supported by accessory organs. [ R.] Gray.

2. Furnished with fulcrums.

Fulcrum noun ; plural Latin Fulcra , English Fulcrums . [ Latin , bedpost, from fulcire to prop.]


1. A prop or support.

2. (Mech.) That by which a lever is sustained, or about which it turns in lifting or moving a body.

3. (Botany) An accessory organ such as a tendril, stipule, spine, and the like. [ R.] Gray.

4. (Zoology) (a) The horny inferior surface of the lingua of certain insects. (b) One of the small, spiniform scales found on the front edge of the dorsal and caudal fins of many ganoid fishes.

5. (Anat.) The connective tissue supporting the framework of the retina of the eye.

Fulfill transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Fulfilled ; present participle & verbal noun Fulfilling .] [ Middle English fulfillen , fulfullen , Anglo-Saxon fulfyllan ; ful full + fyllan to fill. See Full , adjective , and Fill , transitive verb ] [ Written also fulfil. ]
1. To fill up; to make full or complete. [ > Obsolete] " Fulfill her week" Gen. xxix. 27.

Suffer thou that the children be fulfilled first, for it is not good to take the bread of children and give to hounds.
Wyclif (Mark vii. 27).

2. To accomplish or carry into effect, as an intention, promise, or prophecy, a desire, prayer, or requirement, etc.; to complete by performance; to answer the requisitions of; to bring to pass, as a purpose or design; to effectuate.

He will, fulfill the desire of them fear him.
Ps. cxlv. 199.

Here Nature seems fulfilled in all her ends.
Milton.

Servants must their masters' minds fulfill .
Shak.

Fulfiller noun One who fulfills. South.

Fulfillment noun [ Written also fulfilment .]


1. The act of fulfilling; accomplishment; completion; as, the fulfillment of prophecy.

2. Execution; performance; as, the fulfillment of a promise.

Fulgency noun [ See fulgent .] Brightness; splendor; glitter; effulgence. Bailey.

Fulgent adjective [ Latin fulgens , -entis , present participle of fulgere to flash, glitter, shine, akin to Greek ... to burn. See Phlox , Flagrant .] Exquisitely bright; shining; dazzling; effulgent.

Other Thracians . . . fulgent morions wore.
Glower.

Fulgently adverb Dazzlingly; glitteringly.

Fulgid adjective [ Latin fulgidus . See Fulgent .] Shining; glittering; dazzling. [ R.] Pope.

Fulgidity noun Splendor; resplendence; effulgence. [ R.] Bailey.

Fulgor noun [ Latin fulgor , from fulgere to shine.] Dazzling brightness; splendor. [ R.] Sir T. Browne.

Fulgurant adjective [ Latin fulgurans , present participle of fulgurare .] Lightening. [ R.] Dr. H. More.

Fulgurata noun [ New Latin ] (Electricity) A spectro-electric tube in which the decomposition of a liquid by the passage of an electric spark is observed. Knight.

Fulgurate intransitive verb [ Latin fulguratus , past participle of fulgurare to flash, from fulgur lightning, from fulgere to shine. See Fulgent .] To flash as lightning. [ R.]

Fulgurating adjective (Medicine) Resembling lightning; -- used to describe intense lancinating pains accompanying locomotor ataxy.

Fulguration noun [ Latin fulguratio : confer French fulguration .]
1. The act of lightening. [ R.] Donne.

2. (Assaying) The sudden brightening of a fused globule of gold or silver, when the last film of the oxide of lead or copper leaves its surface; -- also called blick .

A phenomenon called, by the old chemists, fulguration .
Ure.

Fulgurite noun [ Latin fulguritus , past participle of fulgurire to strike with lightning, from fulgur lightning: confer French fulgurite .] A vitrified sand tube produced by the striking of lightning on sand; a lightning tube; also, the portion of rock surface fused by a lightning discharge.

Fulgury noun [ Latin fulgur .] Lightning. [ Obsolete]

Fulham noun [ So named because supposed to have been chiefly made at Fulham, in Middlesex, Eng.] A false die. [ Cant] [ Written also fullam .] Shak.

Fuliginosity noun [ Confer French fuliginosité .] The condition or quality of being fuliginous; sootiness; matter deposited by smoke. [ R.]

Fuliginous adjective [ Latin fuliginosus , from fuligo soot: confer French fuligineux . See Fume .]
1. Pertaining to soot; sooty; dark; dusky.

2. Pertaining to smoke; resembling smoke.

Fuliginously adverb In a smoky manner.

Fulimart noun Same as Foumart .

Full (ful) adjective [ Compar. Fuller (-ẽr); superl. Fullest .] [ Middle English & Anglo-Saxon ful ; akin to Old Saxon ful , Dutch vol , Old High German fol , German voll , Icelandic fullr , Swedish full , Danish fuld , Goth. fulls , Latin plenus , Greek plh`rhs , Sanskrit pūrna full, prā to fill, also to Greek poly`s much, English poly- , prefix , German viel , Anglo-Saxon fela . √80. Confer 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.

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 Pharaoh
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. 11.

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.
Lowell.

8. Impregnated; made pregnant. [ Obsolete]

Ilia, the fair, . . . full of Mars.
Dryden.

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 (Nautical) , 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 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 .

Full noun Complete measure; utmost extent; the highest state or degree.

The swan's-down feather,
That stands upon the swell at full of tide.
Shak.

Full of the moon , the time of full moon.

Full adverb Quite; to the same degree; without abatement or diminution; with the whole force or effect; thoroughly; completely; exactly; entirely.

The pawn I proffer shall be full as good.
Dryden.

The diapason closing full in man.
Dryden.

Full in the center of the sacred wood.
Addison.

» Full is placed before adjectives and adverbs to heighten or strengthen their signification. "Full sad." Milton. "Master of a full poor cell." Shak. " Full many a gem of purest ray serene." T. Gray.

Full is also prefixed to participles to express utmost extent or degree; as, full -bloomed, full -blown, full -crammed full -grown, full -laden, full -stuffed, etc. Such compounds, for the most part, are self-defining.

Full intransitive verb To become full or wholly illuminated; as, the moon fulls at midnight.

Full transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Fulled ; present participle & verbal noun Fulling .] [ Middle English fullen , Old French fuler , fouler , French fouler , Late Latin fullare , from Latin fullo fuller, cloth fuller, confer Greek ... shining, white, Anglo-Saxon fullian to whiten as a fuller, to baptize, fullere a fuller. Confer Defile to foul, Foil to frustrate, Fuller . noun ] To thicken by moistening, heating, and pressing, as cloth; to mill; to make compact; to scour, cleanse, and thicken in a mill.

Full house (Poker) A hand containing three of a kind and a pair, as three kings and two tens. It ranks above a flush and below four of a kind.

Full-blooded adjective
1. Having a full supply of blood.

2. Of pure blood; thoroughbred; as, a full-blooded horse.

Full-bloomed adjective Like a perfect blossom. " Full-bloomed lips." Crashaw.

Full-blown adjective
1. Fully expanded, as a blossom; as, a full-bloun rose. Denham.

2. Fully distended with wind, as a sail. Dryden.

Full-bottomed adjective
1. Full and large at the bottom, as wigs worn by certain civil officers in Great Britain.

2. (Nautical) Of great capacity below the water line.

Full-butt adverb With direct and violent opposition; with sudden collision. [ Colloq.] L'Estrange.

Full-drive adverb With full speed. [ Colloq.]

Full-formed adjective Full in form or shape; rounded out with flesh.

The full-formed maids of Afric.
Thomson.

Full-grown adjective Having reached the limits of growth; mature. " Full-grown wings." Lowell.

Fullage noun The money or price paid for fulling or cleansing cloth. Johnson.

Fullam noun A false die. See Fulham .

Fuller noun [ Anglo-Saxon fullere , from Latin fullo . See Full , transitive verb ] One whose occupation is to full cloth.

Fuller's earth , a variety of clay, used in scouring and cleansing cloth, to imbibe grease. -- Fuller's herb (Botany) , the soapwort ( Saponaria officinalis ), formerly used to remove stains from cloth. -- Fuller's thistle or weed (Botany) , the teasel ( Dipsacus fullonum ) whose burs are used by fullers in dressing cloth. See Teasel .

Fuller noun [ From Full , adjective ] (Blacksmith's Work) A die; a half- round set hammer, used for forming grooves and spreading iron; -- called also a creaser .

Fuller transitive verb To form a groove or channel in, by a fuller or set hammer; as, to fuller a bayonet.

Fullery noun ; plural Fulleries The place or the works where the fulling of cloth is carried on.