1. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

a batch of letters


a deal of trouble


a lot of money


he made a mint on the stock market


see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos


it must have cost plenty


a slew of journalists


a wad of money

batch, ↑deal, ↑flock, ↑good deal, ↑great deal, ↑heap, ↑lot, ↑mass, ↑mess, ↑mickle, ↑mint, ↑mountain, ↑muckle, ↑passel, ↑peck, ↑pile, ↑plenty, ↑pot, ↑quite a little, ↑raft, ↑sight, ↑slew, ↑spate, ↑stack, ↑tidy sum, ↑wad
Derivationally related forms: ↑wad (for: ↑wad), ↑plenteous (for: ↑plenty), ↑pile (for: ↑pile), ↑heap (for: ↑heap)
Hyponyms: ↑flood, ↑inundation, ↑deluge, ↑torrent, ↑haymow
2. as many or as much as a hat will hold
Hypernyms: ↑containerful

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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