cupful

  • 1 cupful — In the plural, care should be taken to distinguish cupfuls from cups full. A cupful is a measure, and so three cupfuls is a quantity regarded in terms of a cup; three cups full denotes the actual cups, as in three cups full of water …

    Modern English usage

  • 2 Cupful — Cup ful (k?p f?l), n.; pl. {Cupfuls} ( f?lz). As much as a cup will hold. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 cupful — (n.) mid 12c., from CUP (Cf. cup) (n.) + FUL (Cf. ful) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 cupful — [kup′fool΄] n. pl. cupfuls as much as a cup will hold: a standard measuring cup holds eight ounces (237 milliliters) or 16 tablespoons …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 cupful — [[t]kʌ̱pfʊl[/t]] cupfuls N COUNT: usu N of n A cupful of something is the amount of something a cup can contain. ...a cupful of warm milk …

    English dictionary

  • 6 cupful — UK [ˈkʌpfʊl] / US [ˈkʌpˌfʊl] noun [countable] Word forms cupful : singular cupful plural cupfuls the amount of something that a cup contains three cupfuls of water …

    English dictionary

  • 7 cupful — n. (pl. fuls) 1 the amount held by a cup, esp. US a half pint or 8 ounce measure in cookery. 2 a cup full of a substance (drank a cupful of water). Usage: A cupful is a measure, and so three cupfuls is a quantity regarded in terms of a cup; three …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 8 cupful — noun a) The amount necessary to make a cup full A cupful of milk for the sauce. b) A half pint, i.e. eight ounces …

    Wiktionary

  • 9 cupful — noun (plural cupfuls; also cupsful) Date: 12th century 1. as much as a cup will hold 2. cup 7 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 cupful — /kup fool/, n., pl. cupfuls. 1. the amount a cup can hold. 2. Cookery. a volumetric measure equal to 8 fluid ounces (237 milliliters); half pint. [1350 1400; ME cuppefulle. See CUP, FUL] Usage. 1. See ful. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 11 cupful — cup|ful [ˈkʌpful] n the amount that a cup can hold …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 cupful — cup|ful [ kʌp,ful ] noun count the amount of something that a cup contains: three cupfuls of water …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 cupful —  pl. cupfuls …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 14 cupful — cup·ful || kÊŒpfÊŠl n. amount that a cup can hold …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 cupful — n. Cup …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 16 cupful — noun (C) the amount that a cup can hold see cup 1 (3) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 cupful — cup·ful …

    English syllables

  • 18 cupful — [ˈkʌpfʊl] noun [C] the amount of something that a cup contains …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 19 cupful — cup•ful [[t]ˈkʌp fʊl[/t]] n. pl. fuls 1) wam the amount a cup can hold 2) coo a volumetric measure equal to one cup • Etymology: 1350–1400 usage: See ful …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 cupful — /ˈkʌpfʊl/ (say kupfool) noun (plural cupfuls) a quantity sufficient to fill a cup …

    Australian English dictionary