Definitions

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

  • noun The amount that a plate can hold.
  • noun A generous portion of food.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun As much as a plate will hold.

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

  • noun Enough to fill a plate; as much as a plate will hold.

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

  • noun The quantity contained on a plate

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

  • noun the quantity contained in a plate

Etymologies

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plate + -ful

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