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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 ?
So Nicholas had a glassful, and being occupied with his own reflections, drank it, in happy innocence of all the foregone proceedings.
Here, set it here," he added angrily, and promptly seizing the vodka, he poured out a glassful and drank it greedily.
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.
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.
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.
Pete drew a foam-topped glassful and set it dripping upon the bar.
I shall go home the better for one glassful, halfway.
Make yourself at home,' adding to this retort an observation to the effect that his friend appeared to be rather 'cranky' in point of temper, Richards Swiveller finished the rosy and applied himself to the composition of another glassful, in which, after tasting it with great relish, he proposed a toast to an imaginary company.
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.
He sat down at a sticky little table in a dark and dirty corner; ordered some beer, and eagerly drank off the first glassful.
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.