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carload

noun car·load \ˈkär-ˈlōd, -ˌlōd\

: the amount of people or things that will fit in a car : a car full of people or things

Full Definition of CARLOAD

1
:  a load (as of occupants) that fills a car <a carload of tourists>
2
:  the minimum number of tons required for shipping at carload rates
3
:  a large unspecified quantity <a carload of excuses>
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Examples of CARLOAD

  1. She brought home a carload of books.
  2. People were arriving by the carload.

First Known Use of CARLOAD

1824

Related to CARLOAD

Synonyms
abundance, barrel, basketful, boatload, bucket, bunch, bundle, bushel, lot, chunk, deal, dozen, fistful, gobs, good deal, heap, hundred, lashings (also lashins) [chiefly British], loads, mass, mess, mountain, much, multiplicity, myriad, oodles, pack, passel, peck, pile, plateful, plenitude, plentitude, plenty, pot, potful, profusion, quantity, raft, reams, scads, sheaf, shipload, sight, slew, spate, stack, store, ton, truckload, volume, wad, wealth, yard
Antonyms
ace, bit, dab, dram, driblet, glimmer, handful, hint, lick, little, mite, mouthful, nip, ounce, peanuts, pinch, pittance, scruple, shade, shadow, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), speck, spot, sprinkle, sprinkling, strain, streak, suspicion, tad, taste, touch, trace

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