from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The amount of food or other material that can be placed or held in the mouth at one time.
- n. A small amount to be tasted or eaten.
- n. A long word, name, or phrase that is difficult to pronounce.
- n. An important or perceptive remark: You said a mouthful!
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The amount that will fit in a mouth.
- n. Quite a bit.
- n. Something difficult to pronounce or say.
- n. A tirade of abusive language (especially in the term "give someone a mouthful")
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. As much as is usually put into the mouth at one time.
- n. Hence, a small quantity.
- n. A statement that has a profound truth in it
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. As much as the mouth will contain or as is put into the mouth at one time.
- n. A small quantity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small amount eaten or drunk
- n. the quantity that can be held in the mouth
mouth + -ful (Wiktionary)