Definition of headful in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈhedfo͝ol/

Entry from US English dictionary


1A quantity sufficient to cover the head: a headful of tight curls
More example sentences
  • He was cute, with his headful of brown curls, goatee, and funny grin.
  • Meanwhile, the texture challenged seem to dream of a headful of bodacious curls and waves.
  • Whatever the technique, Miranda's weaves result in headfuls of seamless fantasy locks in every conceivable hue.
2A great amount (of knowledge or information): a headful of things to worry about
More example sentences
  • You remind me of another young roller I once knew, a roller with a golden arm and a headful of dreams.
  • At the same time, those people who spend a lot of time studying democracy are not big deal either, because we cannot use a headful of democratic blueprint with some articles and clauses and expect it to be brought into existence.
  • A youngster from a disturbingly troubled background, he was left to wander the woods near his home, armed with a gun and a headful of demonic thoughts.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: head·ful

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.