Definition of Houseful

1. Noun. As many as a house will accommodate. "They entertained a houseful of guests"

Generic synonyms: Containerful



Definition of Houseful

1. Noun. as many as a house will hold ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Houseful

1. as much as a house will hold [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Houseful

housecraft
housed
housedog
housedoor
housedoors
housedress
housedresses
housefather
housefathers
houseflies
housefloor
housefloors
housefly
housefront
housefronts
houseful (current term)
housefuls
houseguest
houseguests
household
household appliance
household articles
household arts
household deities
household deity
household god
household gods
household income
household linen
household name

Literary usage of Houseful

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1. The Gentlest Art: A Choice of Letters by Entertaining Hands by Edward Verrall Lucas (1907)
"Edward FitzGerald in a houseful of children ... We have a houseful! of the most delightful children: and if the rain would last, and the grass grow, ..."

2. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow (2006)
"What's the point of a houseful of books you've already read?" They both laughed adoringly—if Adam was feeling uncharitable, he'd say it was simpering, ..."

3. The Gentlest Art: A Choice of Letters, by Entertaining Hands by Edward Verrall Lucas (1907)
"... and made me feel I must do something; that I have fame and name and family to support. . . . Edward FitzGerald in a houseful of children ..."

4. History of Dakota Territory by George Washington Kingsbury, George Martin Smith (1915)
"In waterproof gum shoes, and umbrella, she has faced the tempest this winter, when in a whole houseful, not one, young or old, thought they could venture ..."

5. There and Back Again in Search of Beauty by James Augustus St. John (1853)
"I said I had left a houseful behind me in Switzerland; and she in her turn informed me that she had five, some of whom were very young, and that it would ..."

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