-ful

1 of 2

adjective suffix

sometimes -fuller; sometimes -fullest
1
: full of
prideful
2
: characterized by
peaceful
3
: having the qualities of
masterful
4
: tending, given, or liable to
helpful

-ful

2 of 2

noun suffix

: number or quantity that fills or would fill
roomful

Word History

Etymology

Adjective suffix

Middle English, from Old English, from full, adj

Dictionary Entries Near -ful

Cite this Entry

“-ful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-ful. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

-ful

1 of 2 adjective suffix
fəl
1
: full of
joyful
2
: characterized by
peaceful
3
: having the qualities of
masterful
4
: tending, given, or liable to
mournful
helpful

-ful

2 of 2 noun suffix
ˌfu̇l
: number or quantity that fills or would fill
roomful
Etymology

Adjective suffix

Old English -ful "full"

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