[glas-foo l, glahs-]

noun, plural glass·fuls.

an amount contained by or sufficient to fill a glass or tumbler.

Origin of glassful

before 900; Middle English; Old English glæs full. See glass, -ful

Usage note

See -ful. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for glassful

Historical Examples of glassful

  • And I did, and the water came, and I pumped up a glassful, but he wouldn't take any.

    W. A. G.'s Tale

    Margaret Turnbull

  • He took the decanter of water from the hands of his wife and poured out a glassful.

    Therese Raquin

    Emile Zola

  • Take a glassful of Paris green mixed with some delightful henbane.

    The Wedding Ring

    T. De Witt Talmage

  • Thim bottles are made of sheet-iron; they're so tick they don't hould a glassful.

    My New Curate

    P.A. Sheehan

  • Bob, what would you say to a glassful of brandy—the real thing—my boy?