full-time

adjective \ ˈfu̇l-ˈtīm \

Definition of full-time

1 :employed for or involving full time
  • full-time employees
  • full-time work
2 :devoting one's full attention and energies to something
  • a full-time gambler

full-time

adverb

First Known Use of full-time

1834


full time

noun

Definition of full time

:the amount of time considered the normal or standard amount for working during a given period

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First Known Use of full time

1821


FULL-TIME Defined for English Language Learners

full-time

adjective

Definition of full-time for English Language Learners

  • : working the full number of hours considered normal or standard

  • : done during the full number of hours considered normal or standard

  • : requiring all of or a large amount of your time


FULL-TIME Defined for Kids

full-time

adjective \ ˈfu̇l-ˈtīm \

Definition of full-time for Students

:working or involving the full number of hours considered normal or standard
  • a full-time painter
  • a full-time job

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