Simple Definition of handful
: an amount that you can hold in your hand
: a small amount or number
: someone or something that is difficult to control
Examples of handful in a sentence
The children collected seashells by the handful.
Our dog is a real handful.
Before 12th Century
First Known Use of handful
before 12th century
Rhymes with handful
armful, bagful, bellpull, brimful, bulbul, cageful, canful, capful, carful, cheekful, chestful, chock-full, cupful, drawerful, earful, eyeful, fistful, forkful, glassful, houseful, in full, jarful, John Bull, jugful, lapful, mouthful, mugful, outpull, pailful, panful, pipeful, pit bull, plateful, potful, push-pull, rackful, roomful, sackful, scoopful, shelfful, skinful, spadeful, spoonful, stageful, steel wool, tankful, tinful, topful, trainful, trayful, truckful, trunkful, tubful
HANDFUL Defined for Kids
Definition of handful for Students
plural handfuls \-ˌfu̇lz\ or handsful \ˈhandz-ˌfu̇l\
1 : as much or as many as the hand will grasp
2 : a small amount or number <Only a handful of people came.>
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