- An example of ful is plentiful, meaning full of plenty.
- An example of ful is a cupful, meaning the quantity that would fill a cup.
Ful is defined as full of or having a quantity that would fill something named.
- forming adjectives
- full of, characterized by, having: joyful, painful
- having the qualities of: masterful
- having the ability or tendency to, apt to: helpful, forgetful
- forming nouns the quantity that fills or would fill: the plural is formed by adding -s to the resulting word [teaspoonfuls, handfuls] or, sometimes, by adding -s- between the noun stem and the suffix [cupsful]
Origin of -fulMiddle English from Old English from full, full
Any of various Egyptian dishes made from broad beans that are simmered until tender and then mashed.
Origin of fulArabic fūl broad beans from Aramaic pōlā broad bean pwl
- a. Full of: playful.b. Characterized by; resembling: masterful.c. Tending, given, or able to: useful.
- A quantity that fills: armful.
Origin of -fulMiddle English from Old English from full full ; see full 1.