houseful
houseful houseful n. as many as a house will accommodate; as, they entertained a houseful of guests. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • houseful — [hous′fool΄] n. as much or as many as a house will hold or accommodate [a houseful of guests] …   English World dictionary

  • houseful — c.1300, from HOUSE (Cf. house) (n.) + FUL (Cf. ful) …   Etymology dictionary

  • houseful — house|ful [ˈhausful] n a houseful of sth a large number of people or things in your house ▪ He grew up in the houseful of women …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • houseful — house|ful [ hausful ] noun singular a large number of people or things in a house, especially so many that it would be difficult for more to fit in: houseful of: There was always a houseful of visitors …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • houseful — noun a houseful of a large number of people or things in your house: We had a houseful of guests last weekend …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • houseful — UK [ˈhaʊsfʊl] / US noun [singular] a large number of people or things in a house, especially so many that it would be difficult for more to fit in houseful of: There was always a houseful of visitors …   English dictionary

  • houseful — /hows fool/, n., pl. housefuls. 1. as many as a house will accommodate: a houseful of weekend guests. 2. as much as a house will hold: He had several housefuls of furniture. [1250 1300; ME. See HOUSE, FUL] Usage. See ful. * * * …   Universalium

  • houseful — house•ful [[t]ˈhaʊs fʊl[/t]] n. pl. fuls the number or quantity that a house will hold: a houseful of guests[/ex] • Etymology: 1250–1300 usage: See ful …   From formal English to slang

  • houseful — /ˈhaʊsfʊl/ (say howsfool) noun as much as a house can hold or comfortably accommodate: *I cannot be left stranded with a houseful of children and no servant. –christina stead, 1940 …   Australian English dictionary

  • houseful — house ► NOUN 1) a building for human habitation. 2) a building in which animals live or in which things are kept: a reptile house. 3) a building devoted to a particular activity: a house of prayer. 4) a firm or institution: a fashion house. 5) a… …   English terms dictionary

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