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Handkerchief meaning

handkerchief - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. A piece of cloth, usually square and often fine and elegant, carried for wiping the face or hands.
  2. 2. A piece of cloth shaped like a handkerchief to be worn about the neck; a neckerchief; a neckcloth.
  3. 3. Cloth carried for wiping the face, & c.

handkerchief - examples of usage

  1. He took out his handkerchief and wiped the tears from his eyes. - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
  2. She could not take her own handkerchief from her pocket, sitting as she was with my arm round her. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  3. The last thing she had from us was a small handkerchief, the knitting of which was worth 1s. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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