Definition of boatload
- a boatload of passengers
- a boatload of criticism
- a boatload of money
a boatload of publicity for the new handheld devices
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abundance, barrel, basketful, bucket, bunch, bundle, bushel, carload, chunk, deal, dozen, fistful, gobs, good deal, heap, hundred, loads, lot, mass, mess, mountain, much, multiplicity, myriad, oodles, pack, passel, peck, pile, plateful, plenitude, plentitude, plenty, pot, profusion, quantity, raft, reams, scads, sight, slew, spate, stack, store, ton, volume, wad, wealth, yard;
ace, bit, dab, dram, driblet, glimmer, handful, hint, lick, little, mite, mouthful, nip, ounce, peanuts, pinch, pittance, scruple, shade, shadow, smidgen (also smidgeon), speck, spot, sprinkle, sprinkling, strain, streak, tad, touch, trace;
all kinds (of), quite a bit;
: an amount or number that will fill a boat
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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