- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||the amount that can be held in a single hand.
She put a handful of dirt in the flower pot.
||a small number or amount.
The audience asked only a handful of questions.
- similar words:
||(informal) a person or thing that is difficult to deal with or control
The new puppy is really a handful!
The word handful
contains the following part:
that means an amount that fills
More about this word part:
The suffix -ful2 attaches to native English nouns denoting containers to form amount nouns.