Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal A relatively great amount of knowledge: a headful of baseball trivia; a headful of good stories.
  • n. Informal An amount that covers the surface of the head, usually except for the face: a headful of auburn curls; a headful of shampoo.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An amount of information, emotion, etc. present in the mind.
  • adj. That fills the head of a phage

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. As much as the head can hold.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quantity of information that a head will hold
  • n. a covering over the surface of your head

Etymologies

head +‎ -ful (Wiktionary)

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.