armful


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arm·ful

 (ärm′fo͝ol′)
n.
The amount that an arm or arms can hold.

armful

(ˈɑːmfʊl)
n, pl -fuls
the amount that can be held by one or both arms

arm•ful

(ˈɑrmˌfʊl)

n., pl. -fuls.
the amount one or both arms can hold.
[1570–80]
usage: See -ful.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.armful - the quantity that can be contained in the armsarmful - the quantity that can be contained in the arms
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
Translations
مِلء الذِّراع
náruč
favnfuld
nyalábnyi
faîmfylli, fang
náruč
kucak dolusu

armful

[ˈɑːmfʊl] Nbrazada f

armful

[ˈɑːrmfʊl] nbrassée f
with an armful of books → avec des livres plein les bras

armful

[ˈɑːmfʊl] nbracciata

arm1

(aːm) noun
1. the part of the body between the shoulder and the hand. He has broken both his arms.
2. anything shaped like or similar to this. She sat on the arm of the chair.
ˈarmful noun
as much as a person can hold in one arm or in both arms. an armful of flowers/clothes.
ˈarmband noun
a strip of cloth etc worn round the arm. The people all wore black armbands as a sign of mourning.
ˈarmchair noun
a chair with arms at each side.
ˈarmpit noun
the hollow under the arm at the shoulder.
ˌarm-in-ˈarm adverb
(of two or more people) with arms linked together. They walked along arm-in-arm.
keep at arm's length
to avoid becoming too friendly with someone. She keeps her new neighbours at arm's length.
with open arms
with a very friendly welcome. He greeted them with open arms.
References in classic literature ?
There was a stove in the room and every evening young John Hardy carried up an armful of wood and put it in a box that stood by the wall.
Jurgis had got the habit of buying the Sunday paper whenever he had the money; a most wonderful paper could be had for only five cents, a whole armful, with all the news of the world set forth in big headlines, that Jurgis could spell out slowly, with the children to help him at the long words.
Her stripling brought an armful of aged sheet-music from their room-- for this bride went "heeled," as you might say--and bent himself lovingly over and got ready to turn the pages.
We fetched an armful and hid it in the weeds, and set down to rest, and Tom says, kind of dissatisfied:
The next morning he gathered an armful of pieces of slate and began.
The appearance of Benjamin, staggering under the burden of an armful of wood, was the first interruption to the scene.
She was at the stove, where an armful of kindling had been set off to take the chill out of the house.
She was carrying an armful of Bibles for her class, and such was her view of life that events which produced heartache in others wrought beatific smiles upon her--an enviable result, although, in the opinion of Angel, it was obtained by a curiously unnatural sacrifice of humanity to mysticism.
I assured him it was no matter, but the driver, who knew him, would not be dissuaded by me from running down the street to his stable, whence he brought an armful of clean dry straw.
As before, she was appraised of his presence by a soft sound behind her, and turned to see him coming across the turf with a great armful of branches.
It's books," sighed Helen, lifting an armful of sad volumes from the floor to the shelf.
What," cried Wendy, "the mother of such an armful, dance