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Meaning of “handful” - Learner’s Dictionary

handful

noun
 
 
/ˈhændfʊl/
[C] the amount of something that you can hold in one handMeasurements of volumeGeneral words for size and amountInformal measurements of volumeGeneral words for size and amountInformal measurements of volumeMeasurements of volume
a handful of sth B2 a small number of people or things: Only a handful of people came to the meeting.General words for size and amountSmall in number and quantity
a handful informal someone who is difficult to control, especially a child: Daisy's only three and she's quite a handful.Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding
Translations of “handful”
in Korean 한 줌…
in Arabic حِفْنة, قُبْضة…
in Portuguese punhado…
in Catalan grapat…
in Japanese 一握りの量…
in Italian manciata…
in Chinese (Traditional) 數量, 一把(之量)…
in Russian горсть…
in Turkish el/avuç dolusu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 数量, 一把(之量)…
in Polish garść…
(Definition of handful from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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