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The amount that an arm or arms can hold.
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n, pl -fuls
the amount that can be held by one or both arms
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n., pl. -fuls.
the amount one or both arms can hold.
usage: See -ful.
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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
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مِلء الذِّراع
faîmfylli, fang
kucak dolusu


[ˈɑːmfʊl] Nbrazada f
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[ˈɑːrmfʊl] nbrassée f
with an armful of books → avec des livres plein les bras
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[ˈɑːmfʊl] nbracciata
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(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.
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References in classic literature ?
But the purchaser must remove the goods from the premises forthwith, to make room for three man- eating tigers, a cat-headed gorilla, and an armful of rattlesnakes."
Then he would hastily gather his armful of wood and carry it home.
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.
"What," cried Wendy, "the mother of such an armful, dance!"
I, on my part, clambered up into the berth with an armful of pistols and something of a heavy heart, and set open the window where I was to watch.
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 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.
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.