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n. pl. cap·fuls
The amount that a cap can hold.
a capful of wind
A sudden breeze.


(Units) the amount that a cap can hold


(ˈkæp fʊl)

n., pl. -fuls.
the amount that a cap will hold.


 as much as a cap will contain.
Examples: capful of quartz, 1873; of wind, 1719.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.capful - the quantity that a cap will hold
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold


[ˈkæpfʊl] N one capful to four litres of waterun tapón por cada cuatro litros de agua


n one capful to one litre of watereine Verschlusskappe auf einen Liter Wasser


[ˈkæpfʊl] n (measure of liquid) 3 capfuls to 4 litres of water3 tappi ogni 4 litri d'acqua
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I warrant you were frighted, wer'n't you, last night, when it blew but a capful of wind?
The company is trying to encourage consumers who measure detergent by the capful to use more, according to Greg Tipsford, senior vice president, laundry care.
5cm (one inch) fresh ginger, peeled and chopped one medium onion, finely chopped two red chillies, de-seeded and chopped juice of one lime salt and pepper to taste 250g (8oz) potatoes,boiled and mashed with a little cream,seasoning and butter one capful white wine vinegar two bay leaves a few peppercorns one tablespoon olive oil plus oil for shallow frying 100g (4oz) fresh white breadcrumbs For the salsa: one cucumber finely diced one red chilli, de-seeded and finely choppedone bunch coriander, finely chopped four tablespoons icing sugar
At the inquiry McKenna said he had given Deerfield Sunset a routine capful of sherry in the week before the Derby final.
If you'd prefer to earn alcohol's remarkable protective services from a bottle of beer or capful of vodka, they say, drink up.
The nutrients in potting compost are quickly used up now so a liquid feed of perhaps half a capful of a liquid fertiliser (something like 'One') every other week, will keep the plants nourished.
So instead I turn the patient slowly onto his back, grab the full bottle of oral rehydration solution lying by his side, and pour a tiny capful into the man's slightly open mouth.
Coli will not be killed by rinsing alone, but you can add half a capful of bleach to the water and let it soak for 5 minutes.
uk Topof themop Flash All-Purpose Cleaner with Febreze Freshness One capful of this liquid plus a big bucket of water was all I needed to give the kitchen floor a spring clean.
Massage over muscles or pour a capful into the tub and soak for 20 minutes.
And if I'm going to chuck in a bit of underwear, I might add a capful of Dettol - or maybe two.
Drizzle a capful of Nu-Finish Car Polish--not the wax--on each new load of crushed walnut hulls, and a half-cap after each long tumbling session.