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The quantity that a glass can hold.


(ˈglæs fʊl, ˈglɑs-)

n., pl. -fuls.
an amount contained by or sufficient to fill a glass or tumbler.
[before 900]
usage: See -ful.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glassful - the quantity a glass will hold
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
ملء الكأس
bir bardak dolusu


[ˈglɑːsfʊl] Nvaso m; [of wine, sherry, champagne] → copa f


[ˈglɑːsfʊl] nbicchiere m (pieno)


(glaːs) noun
1. a hard usually breakable transparent substance. The bottle is made of glass; (also adjective) a glass bottle.
2. a usually tall hollow object made of glass, used for drinking. There are six glasses on the tray; sherry-glasses.
3. (also ˈlooking-glass) a mirror.
4. a barometer, or the atmospheric pressure shown by one. The glass is falling.
ˈglasses noun plural
ˈglassful noun
the amount that a drinking-glass will hold. Pour in two glassfuls of water.
ˈglassy adjective
1. not showing any expression. a glassy stare.
2. like glass. a glassy sea.
ˈglassiness noun

glasses , meaning spectacles, is plural: His reading glasses are broken .
but a pair of glasses takes a singular verb: A pair of glasses has been found .
References in classic literature ?
Lorry had been idle a long time, and had just poured out his last glassful of wine with as complete an appearance of satisfaction as is ever to be found in an elderly gentleman of a fresh complexion who has got to the end of a bottle, when a rattling of wheels came up the narrow street, and rumbled into the inn-yard.
Micawber said it must be very little; but we couldn't allow that, so it was a glassful.
I drank sherry and Lafitte by the glassful in my discomfiture.
asked he; "Valentine said she only drank half the glassful.
There's very little brandy in it, sir," he said, turning it downwards over the glass, as he held it before the window; "hardly this little glassful.
If anything could make a sick man get well quickly, it would be the knowledge that he must drink a glassful of them every day until he was recovered.
I gave him nearly half a glassful, and his paroxysm subsided a little as he sat hunched up in a chair.
to give him strength, and bathed his dried lips in a glassful of the wine he loved the best - that old Anjou wine mentioned by Porthos in his admirable will.
Lady Lydiard, in the act of pouring out a second glassful of beer, suddenly set down the jug.
Pete drew a foam-topped glassful and set it dripping upon the bar.
When Anne came back from the kitchen Diana was drinking her second glassful of cordial; and, being entreated thereto by Anne, she offered no particular objection to the drinking of a third.
So Nicholas had a glassful, and being occupied with his own reflections, drank it, in happy innocence of all the foregone proceedings.