as much as a person can hold or carry in an or both .
Informal. a girl or woman with a well-rounded figure.
Informal. an obstreperous child; handful.
Nor did he move when Nest brought the armful of dry clothes.
The Doom of the Griffiths Elizabeth Gaskell
Wentworth reentered, followed by the Earl’s valet carrying an armful of garments.
Mistress Wilding Rafael Sabatini
He came out with his armful of coats and trousers, and threw them on the bed.
April Hopes William Dean Howells
It had been Luke who received the armful of flowers sent anonymously.
The Gorgeous Girl Nalbro Bartley
I saw near me a live coal dislodged from the fire when Thrackles had thrown on the armful of wood.
The Mystery Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams
She had forgotten to bring in an armful from the pile over by the sugar-boiler.
The House in the Water Charles G. D. Roberts
Lucile had been sent by “Rennie,” the head sales-lady of juveniles, to this dark section for an armful of books.
The Crimson Thread Roy J. Snell
“But I want so to give him these things,” and Elsie clasps tightly her armful of treasures.
Golden Moments Anonymous
A tall girl burst into the room, dropping an armful of books, and sprang to Miss Reid.
The Bacillus of Beauty Harriet Stark
You wait until I get an armful of rocks and I’ll beat some of their heads off!
The Call of the Beaver Patrol V. T. Sherman
noun (pl) -fuls
the amount that can be held by one or both arms
the military forces of a nation, exclusive of the navy and in some countries the air force. (in large military land forces) a unit consisting typically of two or more corps and a headquarters. a large body of persons trained and armed for war. any body of persons organized for any purpose: an army of […]
noun a town in Australia, in NE New South Wales: a centre for tourism. Pop: 20 271 (2001) Historical Examples armidale is situated on a pretty bay of the narrow sea, which flows between the main land of Scotland and the Isle of Sky. Life Of Johnson, Volume 5 Boswell We came at last to […]
a person entitled to armorial bearings. an armorbearer to a knight; a squire. Historical Examples It would have saved me from playing the fool before myself and giving myself away to armiger, and letting him give himself away. Fennel and Rue William Dean Howells Glennard turned to the bell, but Mrs. armiger pursued him with […]
bearing or entitled to use a coat of arms. Historical Examples An heraldic heiress is a lady whose father is armigerous but leaves no son. English Heraldic Book-stamps Cyril Davenport Mottoes are not hereditary, but can be changed at the will of any armigerous person. English Heraldic Book-stamps Cyril Davenport