The amount that a glass will hold.

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  • Glassful — Glass ful, a. Glassy; shining like glass. [Obs.] Minerva s glassful shield. Marston. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glassful — In the plural, care should be taken to distinguish glassfuls from glasses full. A glassful is an amount contained in a glass, and three glassfuls (e.g. of water) means three times this amount, though not necessarily held in three glasses. Three… …   Modern English usage

  • Glassful — Glass ful, n.; pl. {Glassfuls}. The contents of a glass; as much of anything as a glass will hold. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glassful — [glas′fool΄] n. pl. glassfuls the amount that will fill a drinking glass …   English World dictionary

  • glassful — UK [ˈɡlɑːsfʊl] / US [ˈɡlæsfʊl] noun [countable] Word forms glassful : singular glassful plural glassfuls the amount of liquid in a glass …   English dictionary

  • glassful — glass ► NOUN 1) a hard, brittle, usually transparent or translucent substance made by fusing sand with soda and lime. 2) a drinking container made of glass. 3) chiefly Brit. a mirror. 4) a lens or optical instrument, in particular a monocle or a… …   English terms dictionary

  • glassful — noun see glass I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • glassful — /glas fool, glahs /, n., pl. glassfuls. an amount contained by or sufficient to fill a glass or tumbler. [bef. 900; ME; OE glaes full. See GLASS, FUL] Usage. See ful. * * * …   Universalium

  • glassful — glass|ful [ˈgla:sful US ˈglæs ] n the amount of liquid a glass will hold …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • glassful — glass|ful [ glæsful ] noun count the amount of liquid in a glass …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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