plateful

noun plate·ful \ ˈplāt-ˌfu̇l \

Definition of plateful

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

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First Known Use of plateful

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in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of plateful for English Language Learners

  • : the amount of food that fills a plate



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