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Definition of "plateful" [plate•ful]

  • The amount that a plate can hold. (noun)
  • A generous portion of food. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "plateful" in a sentence
  • "This time I hit the FSB fringe buffet, where I managed not only to down a plateful of sandwiches and assorted foodstuffs in record time, but I also succeeded in escaping the room with a coffee before the meeting began."
  • "She had taken over a plateful of freshly baked cookies."
  • "My friend I have flown many missions for the navy in a search and rescue capacity, and I must say that I don't think that was nearly as scary as the thoughts of staring down a plateful of tofu moose!!!"