- the amount a cup can hold.
- Cookery. a volumetric measure equal to 8 fluid ounces (237 milliliters); half pint.
Origin of cupful
1. See -ful.
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Examples from the Web for cupful
Make 1/2 cupful of the sugar and the 1/2 cupful of water into caramel.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Even in a rich country they bring in potio slowly--a cupful at a time.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
Give it brimstone and treacle and a cupful of wormwood and camomile.The Manxman
There was no other spring near at hand, and she was determined to have a cupful from that one.The Trail of a Sourdough
May Kellogg Sullivan
Blake dashed his face with the cupful of water still left in the canteen.Out of the Depths
Robert Ames Bennet
Word Origin and History for cupful
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