armful

armful
noun (plural armfuls or armsful) Date: 1579 as much as the arm or arms can hold

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Armful — Arm ful, n.; pl. {Armfulus}. As much as the arm can hold. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • armful — [ärm′fool] n. pl. armfuls: see FUL as much as the arms or one arm can hold …   English World dictionary

  • armful — UK [ˈɑː(r)mfʊl] / US [ˈɑrmˌfʊl] noun [countable] Word forms armful : singular armful plural armfuls the amount of something that you can carry in your arms armful of: She scooped up an armful of clothes and stuffed them in a drawer …   English dictionary

  • armful — arm|ful [ˈa:mful US ˈa:rm ] n the amount of something that you can hold in one or both arms armful of ▪ an armful of books …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • armful — arm|ful [ arm,ful ] noun count the amount of something that you can carry in your arms: armful of: She scooped up an armful of clothes and stuffed them in a drawer …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • armful — [[t]ɑ͟ː(r)mfʊl[/t]] armfuls N COUNT: usu N of n An armful of something is the amount of it that you can carry fairly easily. He hurried out with an armful of brochures. Syn: armload …   English dictionary

  • armful — noun (C) the amount of something that you can hold in one or both arms (+ of): an armful of books …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • armful — Ⅰ. arm [1] ► NOUN 1) each of the two upper limbs of the human body from the shoulder to the hand. 2) a side part of a chair supporting a sitter s arm. 3) a narrow body of water or land projecting from a larger body. 4) a branch or division of an… …   English terms dictionary

  • armful — /ahrm fool /, n., pl. armfuls. 1. as much as a person can hold or carry in an arm or both arms. 2. Informal. a girl or woman with a well rounded figure. 3. Informal. an obstreperous child; handful. [1570 80; ARM1 + FUL] Usage. 1. See ful. * * * …   Universalium

  • armful — noun The amount an arm or arms can hold …   Wiktionary

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