Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The amount that a teacup can hold.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A unit of measure, the capacity or volume of a teacup.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. As much as a teacup can hold; enough to fill a teacup.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. As much as a tea-cup will hold; as a definite quantity, four fluidounces, or one gill.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. as much as a teacup will hold

Etymologies

teacup +‎ -ful (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Boil a teacupful of tea in three pints of water for ten minutes with a heaped dessert-spoonful of soda.

    Among the Tibetans

  • I suppose he must have used quite a teacupful of olive oil.

    The Art of Living in Australia

  • “We had literally only a teacupful of water each day to wash in,” Jean said, which was “quite a hardship when we were covered from head to foot in white dust by the end of the day.”

    Ancestral Passions

  • Winston poured out nearly a teacupful, nerved himself for a shock, and gulped it down like a dose of medicine.

    Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • He went into the kitchen and swallowed nearly a teacupful of Victory Gin.

    Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • Similarly, if an ounce of the bruised root is boiled in three half-pints of water, down to a pint, a teacupful of this may be given every three or four hours.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • A teaspoonful of these buds is ordered to be infused in a teacupful of quite hot water, and the liquid to be drunk shortly, before going to bed.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • By pouring a pint of boiling water on a handful of the plant -- stems, flowers and leaves -- an [19] excellent gargle may be made for a relaxed throat; and a teacupful of the same infusion may be taken cold three or four times in the day for simple looseness of the bowels; also for passive losses of blood.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • For obstinate hiccough a teacupful of boiling water should be poured on a teaspoonful of Mustard flour, and taken when sufficiently cool, half at first, and the other half in ten minutes if still needed.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • If the leaves are gathered in the Spring and dried, then, when required, a handful of them may be infused in a pint of boiling water, and the infusion, when cool, may be taken, a teacupful at a time, to stay diarrhoea, and for some bleedings.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

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