car·​ful ˈkär-ˌfu̇l How to pronounce carful (audio)
: as much or as many as a car will hold

Examples of carful in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One German Turkish university student was unloading a carful of phone-charging banks. Erika Solomon,, 8 Feb. 2023 The camera feed is useful not only when a carful of rear-seat passengers or bulky cargo obstructs the view but even at other times, owing to the forest of thick pillars. Joe Lorio, Car and Driver, 9 Dec. 2022 Police responded to the Shake Shack at Pinecrest at 11:23 p.m. Sept. 24 with a carful of juveniles causing a disturbance. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 30 Sep. 2022 At one point during our interview, a carful of boys drives by, honking and waving. Ashley Stimpson, Longreads, 19 Feb. 2022 In Oman vague guidelines meant for historical artifacts snared Farmer and Ward, who were arrested there with a carful of meteorites in 2011 and sentenced, after a brief trial, to 6 months in prison. Joshua Sokol, Science | AAAS, 13 Aug. 2020 When a carful of young people pulled up, eying a tobacco shop on the ground floor, a thin, bearded man in reading glasses and a colorful button-down shirt told them that there was nothing to steal. Luke Mogelson, The New Yorker, 15 June 2020 There was another test about a week ago with a carful of cable car technicians. Carl Nolte,, 7 Sep. 2019 On one recent afternoon, carfuls of people — some bringing supplies, some just curious — showed up every few hours at the gate to what the protesters call the Djab Wurrung Heritage Protection Embassy. Isabella Kwai, New York Times, 14 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carful was in 1832

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Cite this Entry

“Carful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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