from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The amount or number that a house can hold or accommodate: a houseful of Victorian furniture; a houseful of guests.
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- n. as many as a house will hold
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. as many as a house will accommodate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A full complement for a house; as much or as many as a house will hold or accommodate, or as it requires: as, a houseful of goods, of furniture, or of people.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. as many as a house will accommodate
Around 20 theatres in Bangalore where the film was being shown had 'houseful' boards put up.
But it picked up after a few days, and after a month the cafe was back to its usual 'houseful' self for most of the 19 hours it remains open (it closes only between 1. 30-6.30 am).
It was declared a hit because all shows were 'houseful', "says Kumar.
We moved a houseful of furniture to our home in Michoaan and what was manufactured in the US cost more than those items made in China.
Amidst a houseful of mourners grieving their beloved, my mother managed to phone me and whisper that this woman, who was forty-one, recently had twins.
Just for the record, I am a bleeding-heart-liberal-Massachusetts-Democrat, raised with a houseful of lesbians and arrested at age eight for protesting the Vietnam War with my dad.
I've done it both ways — with a houseful of children and with one, she says.
Watching Snow White -- practically a child -- in the 1937 movie tirelessly cook and clean always with a song and smile for a houseful of men is enough to make the most conservative among us uncomfortable.
There's a final resolution to all of this: When we die, our kids will have a houseful of stuff -- not just their stuff but our stuff.
And did Dave really strike anyone as the sort of kamikaze widower to leave a houseful of sleeping kids and go tonning up the motorway on his motorbike with speed cops on his tail?