noun, plural hand·fuls.
- handel, george frideric,
- handheld computer,
Origin of handful
Examples from the Web for handful
Weiss is likely to get confirmed even as Warren and a handful of other progressive Democrats vote no.Sen. Warren’s Main Street Crusade to Pressure Clinton|Eleanor Clift|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Rather than downing a handful of pills, I planned to take my life by opening a vein in each wrist.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Knight lived down the street from Scalise, and had met him a handful of times at Republican Party events.
With only a handful of great directors between the two videos, Fourgrounds can keep this going for years.
Still, a handful of centuries-old establishments have survived and housed some pretty phenomenal history.
All our historians agree that one Clodowick, a Sicambrian, subjugated Gaul with a handful of barbarians.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 2 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Michael dashed into the group and grabbed a handful of caps which he tossed into the dusty complications of the Laocon.Sinister Street, vol. 1|Compton Mackenzie
Clean it well, take out the brains, rub it with a handful of salt, and two ounces of saltpetre.
Even when most of them had accepted his leadership and were obeying his orders, a handful of desperate men refused to go.Famous Sea Fights|John Richard Hale
Stretch out and gather a handful of an herb that will bring him back from whatever place he is in.The Unicorn from the Stars and Other Plays|William B. Yeats
noun plural -fuls
Old English handful; see hand (n.) + -ful. Originally the quality that can be held in a hand; also a medieval linear measurement of four inches. Meaning "a small portion or part" is from c.1400. Figurative meaning "as much as one can manage" is from 1755.