1. (Bot.) Propped; supported by accessory organs. [R.] Gray.
2. Furnished with fulcrums.
(Ful"crum) n.; pl. L. Fulcra E. Fulcrums [L., bedpost, fr. fulcire to prop.]
1. A prop or support.
2. (Mech.) That by which a lever is sustained, or about which it turns in lifting or moving a body.
3. (Bot.) An accessory organ such as a tendril, stipule, spine, and the like. [R.] Gray.
4. (Zoöl.) (a) The horny inferior surface of the lingua of certain insects. (b) One of the small, spiniform
scales found on the front edge of the dorsal and caudal fins of many ganoid fishes.
5. (Anat.) The connective tissue supporting the framework of the retina of the eye.
(Ful*fill") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fulfilled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Fulfilling.] [OE. fulfillen, fulfullen, AS.
fulfyllan; ful full + fyllan to fill. See Full, a., and Fill, v. t.] [Written also fulfil.]
1. To fill up; to make full or complete. [>Obs.] "Fulfill her week" Gen. xxix. 27.
Suffer thou that the children be fulfilled first, for it is not good to take the bread of children and give to
2. To accomplish or carry into effect, as an intention, promise, or prophecy, a desire, prayer, or requirement,
etc.; to complete by performance; to answer the requisitions of; to bring to pass, as a purpose or design; to
He will, fulfill the desire of them fear him.Ps. cxlv. 199.
Here Nature seems fulfilled in all her ends.Milton.
Servants must their masters' minds fulfill.Shak.
(Ful*fill"er) n. One who fulfills. South.
(Ful*fill"ment) n. [Written also fulfilment.]
1. The act of fulfilling; accomplishment; completion; as, the fulfillment of prophecy.
2. Execution; performance; as, the fulfillment of a promise.
(Fulgen*cy) n. [See fulgent.] Brightness; splendor; glitter; effulgence. Bailey.
(Ful"gent) a. [L. fulgens, -entis, p. pr. of fulgere to flash, glitter, shine, akin to Gr. to burn.
See Phlox, Flagrant.] Exquisitely bright; shining; dazzling; effulgent.
Other Thracians . . . fulgent morions wore.Glower.
(Ful"gent*ly), adv. Dazzlingly; glitteringly.
(Ful"gid) a. [L. fulgidus. See Fulgent.] Shining; glittering; dazzling. [R.] Pope.
(Ful*gid"i*ty) n. Splendor; resplendence; effulgence. [R.] Bailey.
(Ful"gor) n. [L. fulgor, fr. fulgere to shine.] Dazzling brightness; splendor. [R.] Sir T. Browne.