hand·ful noun \ˈhan(d)-ˌfu̇l\
: an amount that you can hold in your hand
: a small amount or number
: someone or something that is difficult to control
plural handfuls \-ˌfu̇lz\ also hands·ful \ˈhan(d)z-ˌfu̇l\
: as much or as many as the hand will grasp
: a small quantity or number <a handful of people>
: as much as one can manage <the kids are quite a handful>
Examples of HANDFUL
- The children collected seashells by the handful.
- Our dog is a real handful.
First Known Use of HANDFUL
before 12th century
Related to HANDFUL
- couple, few, scatter, scattering, smatter, smattering, sprinkle, sprinkling
- army, crowd, flock, gazillion, horde, host, jillion, kazillion, legion, loads, many, mountain, multitude, oodles, scads, thousands, zillion
Rhymes with HANDFUL
, in full
, John Bull
, pit bull
, steel wool
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