from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The amount that a cap can hold.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The amount that will fit into a cap.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. As much as will fill a cap.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. As much as fills a cap; a small quantity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quantity that a cap will hold
This is only what we sailors call a capful of wind. "
“Sometimes I add a capful of that to the bath, too.”
I tried to direct the capful of Mr. Bubble toward her end of the tub, but of course the baby was delighted.
Tapping my heels against the black lacquered wooden floors, I hoped that my capful of nervousness didn't make a dent in the fresh polish.
The only way I can dilute the dharma is by adding one less capful of soap to a full load.
Your last step is to blot the area with another clean cloth/towel and a capful of hydrogen peroxide until the stain is lifted.
Large amounts of peroxide could damage the rug backing, so begin with one capful at a time and continue blotting.
After filling the sink and soaking the shirt, she turned on the hot water in the combo shower and tub, shut the drain, and poured a capful of the bubble bath powder under the splash.
In the laundry room she opens the washing machine, drops a capful of detergent inside, spilling some of the syrupy blue on her hand.
As Nagin made clear, the new tempest had the potential to make Katrina seem like a mere capful of wind.