suffix -ful 中英文意思 full of,having the quality ofPPT

汉:形容词和名词后缀,形容词后缀-ful意为”full of,having the quality of”。多加在名词之后表示“充满…的、易于…、可…的、富有…的、具有…的”的意思,是最常用的形容词后缀,反义词后缀是-less;此外,加在名词 之后,表示充满的量。

英:word-forming element meaning “full of, characterized by,” Old English -full, -ful, suffix use of full (adj.). -fula

suffix meaning “full of,” “characterized by” ( shameful; beautiful; careful; thoughtful ); “tending to,” “able to” ( wakeful; harmful ); “as much as will fill” ( spoonful ). Origin:

Middle English, Old English -full, -ful, representing full, ful full1 Usage note

The plurals of nouns ending in -ful are usually formed by adding -s to the suffix: two cupfuls; two scant teaspoonfuls. Perhaps influenced by the phrase in which a noun is followed by the adjective full ( both arms full of packages ), some speakers and writers pluralize such nouns by adding -s before the suffix: two cupsful. World English Dictionary


— suffix

1. ( forming adjectives ) full of or characterized by: painful ; spiteful ; restful

2. ( forming adjectives ) able or tending to: helpful ; useful

3. ( forming nouns ) indicating as much as will fill the thing specified: mouthful ; spoonful


Where the amount held by a spoon, etc, is used as a rough unit of measurement, the correct form is spoonful , etc: take a spoonful of this medicine every day . Spoon full is used in a sentence such as he held out a spoon full of dark liquid , where full of describes the spoon. A plural form such as spoonfuls is preferred by many speakers and writers to spoonsful Medical Dictionary

-ics suff.

Science; art; study; knowledge; skill: pharmaceutics.

Actions, activities, or practices of: macrobiotics.