Definitions for handfulˈhænd fʊl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the quantity or amount that the hand can hold.
a small amount or quantity.
Informal. a person or thing that is as much as one can manage or control.
Origin of handful:
a small number or amount
"only a handful of responses were received"
the quantity that can be held in the hand
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the amount held in one hand
a handful of candy
As much as the hand will grasp or contain. - Joseph Addison
A hand's breadth; four inches.
Knap the tongs together about a handful from the bottom. - Francis Bacon
A small quantity, usually approximately equal to five, the number of fingers on a hand.
This handful of men were tied to very hard duty. - Fuller
Something which can only be managed with difficulty.
Those twins are a real handful to look after.
as much as the hand will grasp or contain
a hand's breadth; four inches
a small quantity
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'handful' in Nouns Frequency: #2326
Translations for handful
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
as much as can be held in one hand
a handful of sweets.
- hand volAfrikaans
- mão cheiaPortuguese (BR)
- die HandvollGerman
- يك مشت پرFarsi
- मुट्ठी भरHindi
- (puna)šaka necegaCroatian
- (tele) maréknyiHungarian
- manciata, pugnoItalian
- 한 움큼Korean
- riekšava; saujaLatvian
- håndfull, neveNorwegian
- يك مشت پرPersian
- لپه ، يوموټPashto
- o mână deRomanian
- avuç (dolusu)Turkish
- 一把Chinese (Trad.)
- пригорща, жменяUkrainian
- جتنا ہاتھ میں سما سکےUrdu
- một nắmVietnamese
- 一把Chinese (Simp.)
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