Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun As much as a book holds.
  • adjective obsolete Full of book-knowledge; stuffed with ideas gleaned from books.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From book +‎ -ful.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From book +‎ -ful.

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 » 2008 » March

  • 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.

    Root Beer Dreams: Part I

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

    Americana

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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