barrelful
barrelful arrelful n. The quantity that a barrel (of any size) will hold.

Syn: barrel. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • barrelful — (n.) late 14c., from BARREL (Cf. barrel) + FUL (Cf. ful) …   Etymology dictionary

  • barrelful — [bar′əl fool΄, ber′əlfool΄] n. 1. as much or as many as a barrel will hold 2. Informal any great amount or number …   English World dictionary

  • barrelful — noun (plural barrelfuls or barrelsful) Date: 14th century 1. as much or as many as a barrel will hold 2. a large number or amount < a barrelful of laughs > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • barrelful — /bar euhl fool /, n., pl. barrelfuls. 1. the amount that a barrel can hold. 2. any large quantity: a barrelful of jokes. [1350 1400; ME; see BARREL, FUL] Usage. See ful. * * * …   Universalium

  • barrelful — noun the quantity that a barrel (of any size) will hold • Syn: ↑barrel • Derivationally related forms: ↑barrel (for: ↑barrel) • Hypernyms: ↑containerful * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • barrelful — noun As much as a barrel will hold …   Wiktionary

  • barrelful — bar·rel·ful …   English syllables

  • barrelful — bar•rel•ful [[t]ˈbær əlˌfʊl[/t]] n. pl. fuls 1) the amount that a barrel can hold 2) any large quantity • Etymology: 1350–1400 usage: See ful …   From formal English to slang

  • barrelful — /ˈbærəlfʊl/ (say baruhlfool) noun (plural barrelfuls) as much as a barrel will hold …   Australian English dictionary

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