: having the usual or normal size of its kind
a full-size keyboard
US, of a bed : having the dimensions 54 by 75 inches (about 1.4 by 1.9 meters)
also : of a size to fit a full-size bed
full-size sheets
compare king-size, queen-size, twin-size
US, of a vehicle : relatively large in size
especially, of a sedan : having four doors and seating for up to six
Not too long ago, everyone, and we mean everyone, from Elvis to your Aunt Bea drove a big, powerful full-size American car. … Scott Oldham

Examples of full-size in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s when the suspect’s silver Buick SUV struck the Chevrolet full-size SUV. Ishani Desai, Sacramento Bee, 12 Feb. 2024 The lobby hosts the world’s largest chandelier, rooms have full-size maxi bars and sweeping balconies, and specialty suites include private cinemas, plunge pools, and other surprises. Robb Report Studio, Robb Report, 12 Feb. 2024 Despite undergoing cancer treatment, King Charles will continue to deal with the official documents delivered to him daily in the full-size versions of those boxes, Buckingham Palace said this past week. Megan Specia, New York Times, 11 Feb. 2024 China’s oversize influence Despite China’s vast differences from the North American market—a top-down, all-in government approach to EVs, and a market nearly bereft of full-size pickup trucks and American-size SUVs—China remains a competitive target and template in many ways. IEEE Spectrum, 8 Feb. 2024 The Clippers main practice facility is built into the arena’s ground floor, alongside one of the full-size basketball courts, allowing fans to peek in. Cynthia Littleton, Variety, 6 Feb. 2024 Subscribe now and get 6+ top-brand products every month, including 3+ full-size essentials, delivered right to your door! Condé Nast, Allure, 1 Feb. 2024 The biggest represents a whole 1800s foothill mining town with several full-size buildings. Debbie Arrington, Sacramento Bee, 31 Jan. 2024 In addition, there will be 11 treehouses, linked via treetop rope bridges, as well as a full-size gym with pools, a hot tub, a sauna, and a tennis court. Chris Morris, Fortune, 29 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1772, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of full-size was in 1772

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Cite this Entry

“Full-size.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/full-size. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


: having the usual or normal size of its kind
: having a size of 54 inches by 75 inches (about 1.4 meters by 1.9 meters)
a full-size bed
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