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house·ful

 (hous′fo͝ol)
n.
The amount or number that a house can hold or accommodate: a houseful of Victorian furniture; a houseful of guests.

houseful

(ˈhaʊsfʊl)
n
the full amount or number that can be accommodated in a particular house

house•ful

(ˈhaʊs fʊl)

n., pl. -fuls.
the number or quantity that a house will hold: a houseful of guests.
[1250–1300]
usage: See -ful.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.houseful - as many as a house will accommodate; "they entertained a houseful of guests"
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
Translations

houseful

[ˈhaʊsfʊl] N there was a houseful of peoplela casa estaba llena de gente

houseful

[ˈhaʊsfʊl] n we had a houseful of childrenabbiamo avuto la casa piena di bambini
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Harling and Nina and Antonia made as much noise as a houseful of children, and there was usually somebody at the piano.
It was a German cart with a pair of horses led by a German, and seemed loaded with a whole houseful of effects.
Now, if he had made up his mind for a large country estate, a houseful of angels, and a cattle-show, he might have lived to possess his kitchen garden and one head of live-stock, and even possibly have come across that rara-avis --a really amiable woman.
Instead of letting her take herself off to some other house, as she offered to do when I married, I was fool enough to ask her to live here still, and direct the affairs of the house for me; because, in the first place, I hoped we should spend the greater part of the year, in town, and in the second place, being so young and inexperienced, I was frightened at the idea of having a houseful of servants to manage, and dinners to order, and parties to entertain, and all the rest of it, and I thought she might assist me with her experience; never dreaming she would prove a usurper, a tyrant, an incubus, a spy, and everything else that's detestable.
HIGGINS [very sulky] You may take the whole damned houseful if you like.
I know I should have tried to do so by a son of mine, if I'd had one, though, God knows, I haven't your ready money to play with, Tulliver; and I have a houseful of daughters into the bargain."
It seems they're going to have the very devil of a week of it--balls--dinner parties--swagger house party--general junketings--and obviously a houseful of diamonds as well.
3.5+ crores within three days of the release, and the numbers keep rising each passing day, since the cinema houses are mostly running houseful.
My Houseful of Animals: 90 Cats & More CHANNEL 5, TONIGHT, 8PM If you have ever introduced a new animal to your resident pet, you will appreciate it can be quite nerve-racking.
The official Instagram handle of 'The Forum,' where JLo will be performing, indicated that it is going to be a houseful evening.
'Hats off to Karachi's crowd as well, seven continuous days, houseful, people have never seen this before,' he said.
It was arguably the best match of the fourth season of the Pakistan Super League, played in front of a houseful National Stadium Karachi on Sunday, the game swung like a pendulum between the two sides as one team had an upper hand at one stage, while the other had the edge in the next moment.