Meaning of -FUL in English


I. _fəl sometimes (ˌ)fu̇l esp when an unstressed vowel precedes adjective suffix

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, from full, adjective

1. : full of

event ful

2. : characterized by : -ous

peace ful

boast ful

3. : having the qualities of : resembling

master ful

4. : -able

bash ful

mourn ful

II. noun suffix

also -full ˌfu̇l

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English -ful, from Old English -ful, -full, from full, adjective

: number or quantity that fills or would fill

cup ful

room ful

belly ful

— sometimes after plural nouns

bags ful

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