brimful vs packed what difference

what is difference between brimful and packed



  • IPA(key): /ˈbɹɪmfʊl/

Etymology 1

From brim +‎ -ful.


brimful (not comparable)

  1. Filled to maximum capacity.

Derived terms

  • brimfulness


Etymology 2

brim +‎ -ful


brimful (plural brimfuls)

  1. The maximum amount a container can hold.
    • 2001, P. Koslowski, The Origin and the Overcoming of Evil and Suffering in the World Religions, Springer Science & Business Media →ISBN, page 17
      If the glass is cracked, it cannot contain a brimful of water; and if and only if the water is calm enough, it can reflect the moon in the sky without distortion.
    • 2012, Thaddeus Hatter, Malice in Wonderland: What Every Law Student Should Have for the Trip, The Fine Print Press →ISBN
      As I listened to the words as they were coming out of my mouth, I realized that I sounded like Ozzy Osborne after three brimfuls of Merlot and a handful of Vicodin .
  2. (figuratively) A large amount.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:lot
    • 2002, Hayley Ann Solomon, A Scandalous Connection, Kensington Publishing Corp. →ISBN
      Such a suggestion—even a timid one in her own head—would have been met with a brimful of scorn.



  • IPA(key): /pækt/
  • Homophone: pact



  1. simple past tense and past participle of pack


packed (comparative more packed, superlative most packed)

  1. Put into a package.
  2. Filled with a large number or large quantity of something.
  3. (colloquial) Filled to capacity with people.


  • (filled to capacity with people): crowded, rammed; see also Thesaurus:compact


  • Italian: al completo

Related terms

  • packed lunch


  • depack

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