shelfful
noun see shelf

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • shelfful — noun the amount that a shelf will hold he bought a shelfful of books • Hypernyms: ↑containerful * * * ˈshelfˌfu̇l, eu̇fˌf noun ( s) : a quantity sufficient to fill a shelf : the contents of a shelf * * * /shelf fool/ …   Useful english dictionary

  • shelfful — /shelf fool/, n., pl. shelffuls. 1. an amount adequate to fill a shelf: They buy canned goods by the shelfful. 2. the amount contained on a shelf: We gave away a shelfful of books. [1875 80; SHELF + FUL] Usage. See ful. * * * …   Universalium

  • shelfful — shelf·ful …   English syllables

  • shelf — noun (plural shelves) Etymology: Middle English, probably from Old English scylfe; akin to Old Norse hlīthskjalf Odin s seat Date: 14th century 1. a. a thin flat usually long and narrow piece of material (as wood) fastened horizontally (as on a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Typographic ligature — long s i ligature type, size 12pt Garamond. In writing and typography, a ligature occurs where two or more graphemes are joined as a single glyph. Ligatures usually replace consecutive characters sharing common components and are part of a more… …   Wikipedia

  • literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …   Universalium

  • shelf — noun /ʃɛlf/ a) A flat, rigid, rectangular structure, fixed at right angles to a wall, and used to support, store or display objects …   Wiktionary

  • containerful — noun the quantity that a container will hold • Hypernyms: ↑indefinite quantity • Hyponyms: ↑armful, ↑bag, ↑bagful, ↑barrel, ↑barrelful, ↑barrow, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • shelf — 1. n. (pl. shelves) 1 a a thin flat piece of wood or metal etc. projecting from a wall, or as part of a unit, used to support books etc. b a flat topped recess in a wall etc. used for supporting objects. 2 a a projecting horizontal ledge in a… …   Useful english dictionary

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