Definition of Shelfful

1. Noun. The amount that a shelf will hold. "He bought a shelfful of books"

Generic synonyms: Containerful



Definition of Shelfful

1. Noun. Enough to fill a shelf. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shelfful

1. as much as a shelf can hold [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shelfful

sheldrickite
shelduck
shelducks
shelele
shelf
shelf-talker
shelf bracket
shelf cloud
shelf clouds
shelf fungus
shelf ice
shelf life
shelf lives
shelfed
shelfful (current term)
shelffuls
shelfier
shelfiest
shelfing
shelflife
shelflike
shelflives
shelfmark
shelfmarks
shelfs
shelfward
shelfware
shelfwares
shelfy

Literary usage of Shelfful

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1. The American Historical Review by American Historical Association (1903)
"essay was written, the Wiclif Society has given to the world a handsome shelfful of the great teacher's hitherto unprinted writings. GEORGE M. WRONG. ..."

2. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1912)
"So here you are, with quite a shelfful of sea tales to choose from. An old sailor I knew, and a writer as well, Charles Warren Stoddard, who had run away to ..."

3. The Bookman (1911)
"The Boer War has given us already an extensive shelfful of fiction, good, bad and indifferent—chiefly indifferent. And of the good it is fairly safe to say ..."

4. The Dial edited by Francis Fisher Browne (1908)
"A chance newspaper paragraph on the father gives a most prepossessing picture of the man, and makes one wish for a shelfful of his books ( if he wrote so ..."

5. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1895)
"The famous essay on Warren Hastings has provoked a shelfful of literature, more or less convincing, until the reader, who has not forgotten that change of ..."

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