Associations to the word «Handful»


HANDFUL, noun. The amount that a hand will grasp or contain.
HANDFUL, noun. (obsolete) A hand's breadth; four inches.
HANDFUL, noun. A small quantity, usually approximately equal to five.
HANDFUL, noun. Something which can only be managed with difficulty.

Dictionary definition

HANDFUL, noun. A small number or amount; "only a handful of responses were received".
HANDFUL, noun. The quantity that can be held in the hand.

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke