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plateful

[pleyt-foo l] /ˈpleɪt fʊl/
noun, plural platefuls.
1.
the amount that a plate will hold.
2.
a large portion or quantity:
a plateful of contracts to negotiate.
Origin of plateful
1760-1770
First recorded in 1760-70; plate1 + -ful
Usage note
See -ful.
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  • In her lap was a plateful of early-ripe grapes, which she was eating deliberately.

    Casanova's Homecoming Arthur Schnitzler
  • Without replying, the count had him accommodated with a plateful of rice.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • Whereupon he attacked his plateful of chicken with vehement gusto.

    The Rough Road

    William John Locke
  • And soon she brought Peter a plateful of the best food she had.

    The Tale of Peter Mink Arthur Scott Bailey
  • Well, the sooner he has his plateful of humble-pie the better; eh, lads?

    Syd Belton George Manville Fenn
  • Well, there was the cherry tart; I had to take away your second plateful.

    A Vanished Hand

    Sarah Doudney
  • If you're going to eat, you might at least bring a plateful, so we can have some, too.

  • And with this the devil put a plateful of gold coins into the prince's bag.

  • Talking of soup, sir, I could just do with a plateful of 'bubbly'.

    A Sub and a Submarine Percy F. Westerman

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