Definition of full-time in English:

full-time

adjective

  • Occupying or using the whole of someone's available working time, typically 40 hours in a week.

    ‘a full-time job’
    • ‘Working mothers find the professional demands of full-time teaching difficult to fulfil.’
    • ‘My mum was employed in that most challenging of jobs - being a full-time mother to four children.’
    • ‘They still need to give their own time to the job, just as full-time teachers do.’
    • ‘Is it such a crazy question to ask someone who is offering you a full-time job?’
    • ‘Teaching is a full-time job and it needs a full-time commitment to one school.’
    • ‘Her father died with so many assets that even the job of getting rid of the money will be a full-time career.’
    • ‘Faure may soon be obliged to give up the day job and become a full-time musician if the committee decides against her.’
    • ‘They should then receive 50 per cent of the wages of full-time employees.’
    • ‘He will combine his new role with his full-time night job at a logistics centre at Manchester Airport.’
    • ‘Now it has full-time professional staff working with vulnerable youngsters.’
    • ‘The hard-working couple's evenings at the cinema came on top of full-time day jobs.’
    • ‘Despite a Sportscotland grant for a new full-time coach, the job could be one of the first victims of the cuts.’
    • ‘From this page, you can scan in-depth profiles of the leading B-schools, as well as profiles of hundreds of other full-time programs.’
    • ‘He had refused to give up is job in the financial sector in order to become a full-time rugby professional.’
    • ‘That decision to give up his full-time job to pursue music did not come lightly.’
    • ‘The loss of a part-time job or a casual job can, to that person, be just as important as the loss of a full-time job.’
    • ‘If you have full-time selectors whose job is to watch cricket 365 days a year, then it is okay.’
    • ‘This program is for full-time students employed in retail or service stores, agriculture, or colleges and universities.’
    • ‘The expansion is expected to create around 100 new full-time jobs over the next five years.’
    • ‘Peter wrote a trial script for Coronation Street which landed him a job as a full-time storyliner.’

adverb

  • On a full-time basis.

    ‘both parents were employed full-time’
    • ‘He later joined full-time and has risen through the ranks and became a senior divisional officer.’
    • ‘The day they start producing that programme is the day I hit the golf course full-time.’
    • ‘Even if we had the station manned full-time we couldn't have got here any quicker than we did.’
    • ‘Mr Brook is now hoping to give up his career as a joiner to breed the animals full-time.’
    • ‘Second, she is now able to train full-time at the Birmingham High Performance Centre.’
    • ‘Tracy has joined the ranks of those dodging tax; she goes full-time from September.’
    • ‘We are employed full-time in the business and we are the holders of the licence.’
    • ‘There is a chairman who is a lawyer, and will sit either full-time or part-time.’
    • ‘I took Ann on full-time and began to manufacture in and out of house using a cutting and sewing firm in Blackburn.’
    • ‘Ray followed in his father's footsteps and served full-time at Swindon fire station for two years.’
    • ‘It employs approximately a hundred people full-time in those various offices.’
    • ‘I took a year and a half out of Linkin Park to tour full-time with these other guys.’
    • ‘This would make it easier for those who want to have families and continue in their professions full-time.’
    • ‘I was working full-time and doing things for Josh and rushing about on the school run.’
    • ‘She said the juggling act between being a parent and working full-time was difficult.’
    • ‘If you've ever wanted to teach comics full-time, now may be your opportunity.’
    • ‘In 1909, she gave up her job as teacher and went to work full-time for the suffragette movement.’
    • ‘It was good, I enjoyed it, but when you go full-time you don't have as much time.’
    • ‘He now works full-time at Ashiestiel in the autumn, certainly the upper beat's gain.’
    • ‘Vikki gets incapacity benefit while Gary looks after the children full-time.’

Pronunciation:

full-time

/ˈfo͝ol ˈˌtīm/