full-time

adjective
\ ˈfu̇l-ˈtīm How to pronounce full-time (audio) \

Definition of full-time

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

noun

Definition of full time (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Other Words from full-time

Adjective

full-time adverb

First Known Use of full-time

Adjective

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1821, in the meaning defined above

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“Full-time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/full-time. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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full-time

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of full-time

: 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

adjective
\ ˈfu̇l-ˈtīm \

Kids Definition of full-time

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

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