Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun As much us a dish will hold.

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

  • noun As much as a dish holds when full.

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  • noun as much as a dish will hold

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

  • noun the quantity that a dish will hold

Etymologies

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dish +‎ -ful

Examples

  • It takes at least an hour and a half to get through the market, so the promise of a dishful of ice cream (actually a healthier sorbet referred to as nieve) while in the marketplace does the trick.

    Traveling with children to Oaxaca

  • It takes at least an hour and a half to get through the market, so the promise of a dishful of ice cream (actually a healthier sorbet referred to as nieve) while in the marketplace does the trick.

    Traveling with children to Oaxaca

  • I hope you piled them in a large bowl with whipping cream or ice cream and let everyone grab a dishful!

    TWD: Espresso Cheesecake Brownies

  • It costs less than a nickel to make and eat a huge dishful, 300+ grams for 100 kcal.

    Sitting in a café.

  • 'There's a dishful, then, and there's the gridiron.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • Not long after the Arabs had departed, a dishful of hot hashed-meat cakes was sent to us by Sayd bin Majid, and a curried chicken was received from Mohammed bin Sali, and Moeni Kheri sent a dishful of stewed goat-meat and rice; and thus presents of food came in succession, and as fast as they were brought we set to.

    How I Found Livingstone

  • A great dishful of rice and curry, in which almonds, citron, raisins, and currants were plentifully mixed, was brought in, and it was wonderful how soon we forgot our warlike fervor after our attention had been drawn to this royal dish.

    How I Found Livingstone

  • My mother and Babci were extra generous with the food around the holidays, to make sure I had at least one dishful of all the stuff they were turning out at the house, which could be mine in endless quantities if I wanted to come up.

    Hoopi Shoopi Donna

  • My mother and Babci were extra generous with the food around the holidays, to make sure I had at least one dishful of all the stuff they were turning out at the house, which could be mine in endless quantities if I wanted to come up.

    Hoopi Shoopi Donna

  • My mother and Babci were extra generous with the food around the holidays, to make sure I had at least one dishful of all the stuff they were turning out at the house, which could be mine in endless quantities if I wanted to come up.

    Hoopi Shoopi Donna

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