Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Full of book-knowledge; stuffed with ideas gleaned from books.
  • n. As much as a book holds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. As much as will fill a book; a book full.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Full of book-knowledge; stuffed with ideas gleaned from books.
  • n. As much as a book contains.

Etymologies

From book +‎ -ful. (Wiktionary)
From book +‎ -ful. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In the end, Susan Sontag may have been most notable as a photographic subject and for the querulous interview, of which she gave a bookful see "Conversations With Susan Sontag."

    A Very Public Intellectual

  • Jump-start Your Novel with Kitty-cats in Action will have new and expanded material that adds up to a bookful of coaching on the craft of creating compelling fiction.

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » Writing for Effect

  • I don't want it either, I've already got a whole bookful of them, wocka wocka wocka.

    ana-ng Diary Entry

  • It required getting up 15 minutes earlier than normal, and anyway, I had accumulated a bookful of dreams to mull over.

    Toast:

  • D. Hayworth has now weighed in with his own bookful of border and immigration remedies, titled Whatever It Takes: Illegal Immigration, Border Security, and the War on Terror.

    Exodus

  • It required getting up 15 minutes earlier than normal , and anyway, I had accumulated a bookful of dreams to mull over.

    Americana

  • I've never met anyone who's managed to plough through a whole bookful of Rushdie's turgid prose.

    Salman Rushdie Does Not Deserve a Knighthood But He Must Keep It

  • So, I have a bookful of notes, and a couple of interesting business cards, and some nice people I want to meet again, and still half a day of conference to go.

    Archive 2005-08-01

  • You save up a bookful and get a degree, and nowadays you don't even have to earn the credits.

    Wednesday the Rabbi Got Wet

  • A bookful of gossip about flowers -- their loves and hates, thoughts and feelings, genealogy and cousinships -- is certainly always attractive.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 109, November, 1866

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