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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Swing n.
 1. The act of swinging; a waving, oscillating, or vibratory motion of a hanging or pivoted object; oscillation; as, the swing of a pendulum.
 2. Swaying motion from one side or direction to the other; as, some men walk with a swing.
 3. A line, cord, or other thing suspended and hanging loose, upon which anything may swing; especially, an apparatus for recreation by swinging, commonly consisting of a rope, the two ends of which are attached overhead, as to the bough of a tree, a seat being placed in the loop at the bottom; also, any contrivance by which a similar motion is produced for amusement or exercise.
 4. Influence of power of a body put in swaying motion.
 The ram that batters down the wall,
 For the great swing and rudeness of his poise,
 They place before his hand that made the engine.   --Shak.
 5. Capacity of a turning lathe, as determined by the diameter of the largest object that can be turned in it.
 6. Free course; unrestrained liberty or license; tendency. “Take thy swing.”
    To prevent anything which may prove an obstacle to the full swing of his genius.   --Burke.
 Full swing. See under Full.
 Swing beam Railway Mach., a crosspiece sustaining the car body, and so suspended from the framing of a truck that it may have an independent lateral motion.
 Swing bridge, a form of drawbridge which swings horizontally, as on a vertical pivot.
 Swing plow, or Swing plough. (a) A plow without a fore wheel under the beam. (b) A reversible or sidehill plow.
 Swing wheel. (a) The scape-wheel in a clock, which drives the pendulum. (b) The balance of a watch.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Full a. [Compar. Fuller superl. Fullest.]
 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. [Obs.]
    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 Naut., 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 Full 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.