spoonful


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spoon·ful

 (spo͞on′fo͝ol′)
n. pl. spoon·fuls
The amount that a spoon holds.

spoonful

(ˈspuːnˌfʊl)
n, pl -fuls
1. the amount that a spoon is able to hold
2. (Cookery) a small quantity

spoon•ful

(ˈspun fʊl)

n., pl. -fuls.
1. as much as a spoon can hold.
2. a small quantity.
[1250–1300]
usage: See -ful.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spoonful - as much as a spoon will holdspoonful - as much as a spoon will hold; "he added two spoons of sugar"
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
Translations
lžíce
skefuld
lusikallinen
zalogaj
matskeiî
ひとさじ
한 숟가락 가득
sked
เต็มช้อน
thìa đầy

spoonful

[ˈspuːnfʊl] Ncucharada f

spoonful

[ˈspuːnfʊl] ncuillerée f

spoonful

nLöffel m; a spoonful of soupein Löffel Suppe

spoonful

[ˈspuːnfʊl] ncucchiaiata

spoon

(spuːn) noun
1. an instrument shaped like a shallow bowl with a handle for lifting food (especially soup or pudding) to the mouth, or for stirring tea, coffee etc. a teaspoon/soup-spoon.
2. a spoonful.
verb
to lift or scoop up with a spoon. She spooned food into the baby's mouth.
ˈspoonful noun
the amount held by a spoon. three spoonfuls of sugar.
ˈspoon-feedpast tense, past participle ˈspoon-fed verb
1. to feed with a spoon.
2. to teach or treat (a person) in a way that does not allow him to think or act for himself.

spoonful

مِقْدَارُ مِلْعَقَةٌ صَغِيرَة lžíce skefuld Löffel κουταλιά cucharada lusikallinen cuillérée zalogaj cucchiaiata ひとさじ 한 숟가락 가득 lepel skjefull łyżka (czegoś) colherada полная ложка sked เต็มช้อน bir kaşık dolusu thìa đầy 一汤匙

spoonful

n. cucharada.

spoonful

n (tablespoonful) cucharada sopera or grande, cucharada, 15 ml; (teaspoonful) cucharadita, 5 ml
References in classic literature ?
Amy, who was fond of delicate fare, took a heaping spoonful, choked, hid her face in her napkin, and left the table precipitately.
Hepzibah, at all events, was indebted to its subtile operation both in body and spirit; so much the more, as it inspired her with energy to get some breakfast, at which, still the better to keep up her courage, she allowed herself an extra spoonful in her infusion of black tea.
For instance, for some forms of disease, the patient drinks the native hot water of Baden-Baden, with a spoonful of salt from the Carlsbad springs dissolved in it.
Then Tom and Bob went to the sideboard where the decanter was, and mixed a glass of bitters and handed it to him, and he held it in his hand and waited till Tom's and Bob's was mixed, and then they bowed and said, "Our duty to you, sir, and madam;" and THEY bowed the least bit in the world and said thank you, and so they drank, all three, and Bob and Tom poured a spoonful of water on the sugar and the mite of whisky or apple brandy in the bottom of their tumblers, and give it to me and Buck, and we drank to the old people too.
Ravenous, and now very faint, I devoured a spoonful or two of my portion without thinking of its taste; but the first edge of hunger blunted, I perceived I had got in hand a nauseous mess; burnt porridge is almost as bad as rotten potatoes; famine itself soon sickens over it.
she demanded, tying an apron over her neat black frock, and standing with a spoonful of the leaf poised over the pot.
My dear,' said my aunt, after taking a spoonful of it; 'it's a great deal better than wine.
We know a man who took a spoonful of strychnine in a bath, and he never was the same afterwards.
If I had my way, I'd have Cap'n Smollett work us back into the trades at least; then we'd have no blessed miscalculations and a spoonful of water a day.
A helot of Agesilaus made us a dish of Spartan broth, but I was not able to get down a second spoonful.
Cool a spoonful of hot water just one degree, and the energy set free by the cooling will operate a telephone for ten thousand years.
He passed his tongue over a spoonful of preserves, and stuck his teeth into the sticky pastry of Mme.