basketful
noun (plural basketfuls; also basketsful) Date: 14th century as much or as many as a basket will hold; also a considerable quantity

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  • Basketful — Bas ket*ful, n.; pl. {Basketfuls}. As much as a basket will contain. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • basketful — /bas kit fool , bah skit /, n., pl. basketfuls. 1. a sufficient quantity to fill a basket; the amount contained in a basket. 2. any considerable quantity: a basketful of surprises. [1565 75; BASKET + FUL] Usage. See ful. * * * …   Universalium

  • basketful — noun The amount that will fit into a basket …   Wiktionary

  • basketful — bas·ket·ful || bɑːskɪtfÊŠl n. as much as a basket can hold, contents of a basket …   English contemporary dictionary

  • basketful — bas·ket·ful …   English syllables

  • basketful — bas•ket•ful [[t]ˈbæs kɪtˌfʊl, ˈbɑ skɪt [/t]] n. pl. fuls 1) a sufficient quantity to fill a basket; the amount contained in a basket 2) any considerable quantity • Etymology: 1565–75 usage: See ful …   From formal English to slang

  • basketful — noun the quantity contained in a basket • Syn: ↑basket • Hypernyms: ↑containerful …   Useful english dictionary

  • grinning like a bushel basketful of possum heads — grinning widely, having a broad grin    Them boys was grinning like a bushel basketful of possum heads they done outwitted the sheriff again! …   English idioms

  • maund basketful — about 350 herrings, or if a larger size basket, 600 herrings …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Basketfuls — Basketful Bas ket*ful, n.; pl. {Basketfuls}. As much as a basket will contain. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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