plateful


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plate·ful

 (plāt′fo͝ol′)
n. pl. plate·fuls
1. The amount that a plate can hold.
2. A generous portion of food.

plateful

(ˈpleɪtfʊl)
n
the amount that a plate will hold
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plateful - the quantity contained in a plateplateful - the quantity contained in a plate  
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
Translations
مِلء صَحْن
talíř
portiontallerken
tányérnyi
diskfylli
tabak dolusu

plateful

[ˈpleɪtfʊl] Nplato m

plateful

[ˈpleɪtfʊl] nassiette f, assiettée fplate glass nverre m à vitre, vitre fplate-glass window nbaie f vitrée

plateful

nTeller m; two platefuls of saladzwei Teller (voll) Salat

plateful

[ˈpleɪtfʊl] npiatto

plate

(pleit) noun
1. a shallow dish for holding food etc. china plates.
2. a sheet of metal etc. The ship was built of steel plates.
3. articles made of, or plated with, usually gold or silver. a collection of gold plate.
4. a flat piece of metal inscribed with eg a name, for fixing to a door, or with a design etc, for use in printing.
5. an illustration in a book, usually on glossy paper. The book has ten full-colour plates.
6. (also dental plate) a piece of plastic that fits in the mouth with false teeth attached to it.
7. a sheet of glass etc coated with a sensitive film, used in photography.
ˈplated adjective
covered with a thin layer of a different metal. gold-plated dishes.
ˈplateful noun
the complete contents of a plate. a plateful of potatoes; two platefuls of chips.
ˈplating noun
a thin covering of metal. silver-plating.
plate glass
a kind of glass made in thick sheets for windows, mirrors etc.
References in classic literature ?
Of this preparation a tolerably abundant plateful was apportioned to each pupil.
Linton mixed a tumbler of negus, and Isabella emptied a plateful of cakes into her lap, and Edgar stood gaping at a distance.
If I had permitted him, I am satisfied that Traddles would have made a perfect savage of himself, and eaten a plateful of raw meat, to express enjoyment of the repast; but I would hear of no such immolation on the altar of friendship, and we had a course of bacon instead; there happening, by good fortune, to be cold bacon in the larder.
He had hastily helped us to the soup, and was dispatching an ample plateful with portentous speed.
He held his head on one side and screwed up his mouth, as he nudged Bartle Massey, and watched half-witted Tom Tholer, otherwise known as "Tom Saft," receiving his second plateful of beef.
Having cleared a plateful, I became so far humanized as to intimate to Mr.
If I want to write any thing very pathetic--I mean, if I want to try to write anything very pathetic--I eat a large plateful of hot buttered muffins about an hour beforehand, and then by the time I sit down to my work a feeling of unutterable melancholy has come over me.
The rays fell from a thick green funnel in a plateful of strong light upon a table deep in books.
He found them, when he came into sight of them again, seated with their backs against the shed, plates on knee, and a tin of corned beef and a plateful of biscuits between them.
Seeing this the Emperor had a plateful of biscuits brought him and began throwing them down from the balcony.
They have such excellent biscuits here," she said, contemplating a plateful.
Shall I spend it here where there is a cosy fire, a plateful of delicious russets, three purring and harmonious cats, and two impeccable china dogs with green noses?