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handful 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/ˈhan(d)ˌfo͝ol/,
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handfuls, plural;
  1. A quantity that fills the hand
    • - a small handful of fresh coriander
  2. A small number or amount
    • - one of a handful of attorneys in the Southwest who specialize in water-rights laws
  3. A person who is very difficult to deal with or control
    • - the kids could be such a handful

  1. a small number or amount; "only a handful of responses were received"
  2. the quantity that can be held in the hand
  3. As much as the hand will grasp or contain. - Joseph Addison; A hand's breadth; four inches; A small quantity, usually approximately equal to five, the number of fingers on a hand; Something which can only be managed with difficulty
  4. five pounds (£5), 20th century, derived simply by association to the five digits on a hand.
  5. Bookmaker lingo for odds of 5/1 or 6.00.
  6. The 'tic-tac' term for 5/1.