Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The amount or number that a house can hold or accommodate.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A full complement for a house; as much or as many as a house will hold or accommodate, or as it requires: as, a houseful of goods, of furniture, or of people.

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

  • noun as many as a house will accommodate.

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

  • noun as many as a house will hold

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

  • noun as many as a house will accommodate

Etymologies

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house +‎ -ful

Examples

  • Around 20 theatres in Bangalore where the film was being shown had 'houseful' boards put up.

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  • Around 20 theatres in Bangalore where the film was being shown had 'houseful' boards put up.

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  • But it picked up after a few days, and after a month the cafe was back to its usual 'houseful' self for most of the 19 hours it remains open (it closes only between 1. 30-6.30 am).

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  • It was declared a hit because all shows were 'houseful', "says Kumar.

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  • Just for the record, I am a bleeding-heart-liberal-Massachusetts-Democrat, raised with a houseful of lesbians and arrested at age eight for protesting the Vietnam War with my dad.

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  • Just for the record, I am a bleeding-heart-liberal-Massachusetts-Democrat, raised with a houseful of lesbians and arrested at age eight for protesting the Vietnam War with my dad.

    Tom Matlack: Goodness Isn't a Policy

  • We moved a houseful of furniture to our home in Michoaan and what was manufactured in the US cost more than those items made in China.

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  • Just for the record, I am a bleeding-heart-liberal-Massachusetts-Democrat, raised with a houseful of lesbians and arrested at age eight for protesting the Vietnam War with my dad.

    Tom Matlack: Goodness Isn't a Policy

  • Amidst a houseful of mourners grieving their beloved, my mother managed to phone me and whisper that this woman, who was forty-one, recently had twins.

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  • We moved a houseful of furniture to our home in Michoaan and what was manufactured in the US cost more than those items made in China.

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