tableful
noun Date: 1535 as much or as many as a table can hold or accommodate

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  • tableful — ˈtābəlˌfu̇l noun (plural tablefuls or tablesful lˌfu̇lz, lzˌfu̇l) : as much or as many as a table can hold or accommodate a tableful of dishes a tableful of guests …   Useful english dictionary

  • tableful — /tay beuhl fool /, n., pl. tablefuls. 1. the number of persons that can be seated at a table. 2. the amount of food, dishes, etc., that a table can hold. [1525 35; TABLE + FUL] Usage. See ful. * * * …   Universalium

  • tableful — noun As much as fills a table …   Wiktionary

  • tableful — n. as much as a table can hold …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tableful — ta·ble·ful …   English syllables

  • table — noun 1》 a piece of furniture with a flat top and one or more legs, providing a level surface for eating, writing, or working at.     ↘food provided in a restaurant or household. 2》 a set of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in …   English new terms dictionary

  • vigor — vigor, vim, spirit, dash, esprit, verve, punch, élan, drive can all denote a quality of force, forcefulness, or energy. Vigor implies a strength that proceeds from a fundamental soundness or robustiousness or a display of energy or forcefulness… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • table — n. & v. n. 1 a piece of furniture with a flat top and one or more legs, providing a level surface for eating, writing, or working at, playing games on, etc. 2 a flat surface serving a specified purpose (altar table; bird table). 3 a food provided …   Useful english dictionary

  • unmirthful — |ən+ adjective : not mirthful : serious, humorless glanced around a tableful of sober, unmirthful faces Caroline Ticknor …   Useful english dictionary

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