- 1an amount of something that can be held in one hand
- 2a small number of people or things
Using handful: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "handful" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
She grabbed a handful of nuts from the bowl.
The teacher had a handful of students who needed extra help.
He's only met a handful of celebrities in his career.
handful Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with handful
I only need a handful of flour for this recipe.
The toddler is a handful, always running around and getting into things.
I can't talk right now, I have my hands full with this project.
Summary: handful in Brief
The term 'handful' [ˈhændfʊl] refers to an amount of something that can be held in one hand, or a small number of people or things. It is often used in phrases like 'a handful of something,' as in 'She grabbed a handful of nuts from the bowl,' and idioms like 'be a handful,' meaning difficult to manage or control.