- I want a hand of bananas, three jin of oranges and two jin of apples.
- Strong enough to be bid. Used of a hand of cards.
- The farmer examined a handful of earth.
- I drew a handful of coins from my pocket.
- The farmer, concluding I must soon die, resolved to make as good a hand of me as he could.
- He dipped into the bag and brought out a handful of sample wheat.