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 History of this Word

"ful" is from "full" (full) spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
rightful
capful
brimful
wonderful

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-ful" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates full. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-ful illustration It's joyful to give.
-ful illustration The assumptions of a forgetful chattering class are badly off the mark.