plateful

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noun plate·ful \ˈplāt-ˌfu̇l\

Definition of plateful

  1. 1 :  a quantity to fill a plate; also :  a generous helping

  2. 2 :  a large number or amount <a plateful of problems>

Examples of plateful in a sentence

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

1766

First Known Use of plateful

1766


PLATEFUL Defined for English Language Learners

plateful

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noun plate·ful \ˈplāt-ˌfu̇l\

Definition of plateful for English Language Learners

  • : the amount of food that fills a plate


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