Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The quantity that a glass can hold.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The amount that a glass will hold.
  • adj. glassy; shining like glass.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Glassy; shining like glass.
  • n. The contents of a glass; as much of anything as a glass will hold.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Glassy; shining like glass.
  • n. As much as a glass holds.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quantity a glass will hold

Etymologies

glass +‎ -ful (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As he put up his lips, Paula bent her head forward, and, nicely directed, from the indented crown of her hat canted a glassful of water into his face.

    CHAPTER XXIX

  • I know where you are coming from being heavily pregnant in Summer … I survived on crushed ice by the huge glassful, continuously – worked a treat!

    impatience

  • At New York artist Jennifer Rubell's opening Monday at London's Stephen Friedman Gallery, Bianca Jagger splashed her glassful of red wine across one of the artist's $25,000-priced works.

    At a Gallery, Marrying Into Royalty

  • From those positions, the extra depth looked real but also a little flatter and more subtle than in what you might call "glassed" or "glassful" 3-D.

    Glassless 3-D looks for a spot in the living room

  • He pours another glassful of rum sipping this one slowly.

    The Explosions Sound Like Gunshots

  • Tasting them isfine, but wade through a gloopy glassful?

    Wine: Life is sweet

  • It has been said of us: For a small glassful of laughter we would kill.

    The Great San Francisco Poetry Wars, 1

  • But in the next minute he removed a frosty pitcher of margaritas from the refrigerator and poured her a glassful.

    Scarlet Nights

  • “Me too,” Hunter said, eagerly gulping down a steaming glassful.

    Kiss It

  • (3 T) butter garlic a bunch of parsley salt pepper a sherry glassful (1/4 c.) of Marsala bechamel sauce (recipe above)

    Mushroom Soup (Minestra di Funghi), from Elizabeth David

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