[hand-foo l] /ˈhænd fʊl/
noun, plural handfuls.
the quantity or amount that the can hold:
a handful of coins.
a small amount, number, or quantity:
a handful of men.
Informal. a person or thing that is as much as one can manage or control:
The baby’s tantrums made him a handful.
noun (pl) -fuls
the amount or number that can be held in the hand
a small number or quantity
(informal) a person or thing difficult to manage or control
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.
grab a handful of air
noun 1. a small mirror with a handle. 2. . noun 1. a magnifying glass with a handle 2. a small mirror with a handle 3. a small glazed frame for seedlings or plants
noun 1. a grenade or explosive shell that is thrown by hand and exploded either by impact or by means of a fuze. 2. a grenade or glass missile containing a chemical, for extinguishing fire. noun 1. a small metal or plastic canister containing explosives, usually activated by a short fuse and used in close […]
[hand-grip] /ˈhændˌgrɪp/ noun 1. the grip or clasp of a hand, as in greeting: a firm but friendly handgrip. 2. a handle or similar part of an object affording a grip by the hand, as for lifting. 3. handgrips, hand-to-hand combat. /ˈhændˌɡrɪp/ noun 1. another word for grip1 (sense 2), grip1 (sense 5), grip1 (sense […]
[hand-guhn] /ˈhændˌgʌn/ noun 1. any firearm that can be held and fired with one hand; a revolver or a pistol. /ˈhændˌɡʌn/ noun 1. a firearm that can be held, carried, and fired with one hand, such as a pistol n. 1680s, from hand (n.) + gun (n.).