What does -ful mean?

-ful in AZ Dictionary

(s) Full of: playful.
(s) described as; resembling: masterful.
(s) Tending, offered, or in a position to: of good use.
A suffix signifying full of, abounding with.
A simplified spelling of complete.
(n) A suffix attached to nouns to form adjectives denoting ‘full of …,’ ‘having…,’ as artful, awful, graceful, harmful, hopeful, peaceful, sinful, etc.
(n) A quasi-suffix attached with nouns denoting a containing thing, to form nouns revealing the amount or amount contained, as few, armful, cupful, glassful, spoonful, bucketful, tubful, etc., meaning ‘as much because the hand, arm, spoon, etc., can consist of or hold.’
(n) a household of languages associated with the Fulani of West Africa and utilized as a lingua franca inside sub-Saharan areas from Senegal to Chad; the greatest understood associated with West African languages

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  • Sentence for "-ful"
  • Antonym for "-ful"
    • -less
  • Hypernym for "-ful"
    • west african
  • Same Context for "-ful"
    • bil, emoemo, cutworm, night-flying, diamond-back
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