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plateful

noun plate·ful \ˈplāt-ˌfl\

: the amount of food that fills a plate

Full Definition of PLATEFUL

1
:  a quantity to fill a plate; also :  a generous helping
2
:  a large number or amount <a plateful of problems>
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Examples of PLATEFUL

  1. <a degree in that field would give you a plateful of possibilities for a career>

First Known Use of PLATEFUL

1766

Related to PLATEFUL

Synonyms
abundance, barrel, basketful, boatload, bucket, bunch, bundle, bushel, carload, 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, lot, 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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