adjective Date: circa 1530 full to the brim ; ready to overflow

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Brimful — Brim ful, a. Full to the brim; completely full; ready to overflow. Her brimful eyes. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brimful — index full, replete Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • brimful — 1520s, from BRIM (Cf. brim) (n.) + FUL (Cf. ful) …   Etymology dictionary

  • brimful — [brim′fool΄] adj. full to the brim …   English World dictionary

  • brimful — brim|ful [ˈbrımful] adj [not before noun] very full of something brimful of ▪ The team is brimful of confidence after their win last week. ▪ a glass brimful of red wine …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • brimful — [[t]brɪ̱mf ʊl[/t]] ADJ: v link ADJ of/with n Someone who is brimful of an emotion or quality feels or seems full of it. An object or place that is brimful of something is full of it. I had met Mrs Allen, who is brimful of energy, enthusiasm and… …   English dictionary

  • brimful — brim|ful [ brım,ful ] adjective brimful of very full of something: She was brimful of energy and ready to start the day …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • brimful — UK [ˌbrɪmˈfʊl] / US [ˈbrɪmˌfʊl] adjective very full of something brimful of: She was brimful of energy and ready to start the day …   English dictionary

  • brimful — adjective filled to capacity a brimful cup I am brimful of chowder a child brimming over with curiosity eyes brimming with tears • Syn: ↑brimfull, ↑brimming • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • brimful — brimming / brimful [adj] overflowing; up to the top awash, chock full, crammed, crowded, filled, flush, full, full to the top, jammed, level with, loaded, overfull, packed, running over, stuffed, topfull; concepts 481,771,774 Ant. empty, unfilled …   New thesaurus

  • brimful — brim ► NOUN 1) the projecting edge around the bottom of a hat. 2) the lip of a cup, bowl, etc. ► VERB (brimmed, brimming) ▪ fill or be full to the point of overflowing. DERIVATIVES brimful adjective brimmed …   English terms dictionary

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