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the amount a hat will hold
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|Noun||1.||hatful - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money"|
good deal, great deal, lot, mickle, mint, muckle, passel, peck, quite a little, slew, spate, tidy sum, wad, stack, raft, pile, plenty, mountain, mass, heap, batch, deal, flock, pot, mess, sight
large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
deluge, flood, inundation, torrent - an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
haymow - a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation
|2.||hatful - as many or as much as a hat will hold|
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold