noun see can II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • canful — /kan fool/, n., pl. canfuls. the amount that a can will hold. [1695 1705; CAN2 + FUL] Usage. See ful. * * * …   Universalium

  • canful — noun As much as a can will hold …   Wiktionary

  • canful — can·ful …   English syllables

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

  • can — I. verb (past could; present singular & plural can) Etymology: Middle English (1st & 3d singular present indicative), from Old English; akin to Old High German kan (1st & 3d singular present indicative) know, am able, Old English cnāwan to know… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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

  • -FUL — comb. form forming: 1 adjectives from nouns, meaning: a full of (beautiful). b having the qualities of (masterful). 2 adjectives from adjectives or Latin stems with little change of sense (direful; grateful). 3 adjectives from verbs, meaning apt… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cansful — plural of canful …   Useful english dictionary

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