Definitions for HANDLEˈhæn dl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

han•dleˈhæn dl(n.; v.)-dled, -dling.

  1. (n.)a part of a thing made to be grasped or held by the hand.

  2. anything serving as or resembling a handle.

  3. Slang. a person's name.

    Category: Status (usage)

  4. the total amount bet on an event or game.

    Category: Games

  5. Category: Textiles

    Ref: hand (def. 23). 1 27

  6. (v.t.)to touch, pick up, carry, or feel with the hand or hands; use the hands on.

  7. to manage, deal with, or be responsible for:

    This computer handles our billing.

  8. to use or employ, esp. in a particular manner; manipulate:

    to handle color expertly in painting.

  9. to manage, direct, train, or control:

    to handle troops.

  10. to deal with (a subject, theme, etc.).

  11. to deal with or treat in a particular way:

    to handle a person with tact.

  12. to deal or trade in.

  13. (v.i.)to behave or perform in a particular way when handled.

    The jet was handling poorly.

Idioms for handle:

  1. get or have a handle on,to acquire or possess a usable understanding of.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of handle:

bef. 900; (n.) ME handel, OE hand(e)le; (v.) ME handelen, OE handlian, c. OHG hantalōn to seize. See hand , -le

han′dle•a•ble(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. handle, grip, handgrip, hold(verb)

    the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it

    "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"

  2. manage, deal, care, handle(verb)

    be in charge of, act on, or dispose of

    "I can deal with this crew of workers"; "This blender can't handle nuts"; "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"

  3. treat, handle, do by(verb)

    interact in a certain way

    "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently"

  4. cover, treat, handle, plow, deal, address(verb)

    act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression

    "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China"

  5. handle, palm(verb)

    touch, lift, or hold with the hands

    "Don't handle the merchandise"

  6. wield, handle, manage(verb)

    handle effectively

    "The burglar wielded an axe"; "The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well"

  7. handle(verb)

    show and train

    "The prize-winning poodle was handled by Mrs. Priscilla Prescott"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. handle(verb)ˈhæn dl

    to touch or hold with your hands

    Please do not handle the goods.

  2. handleˈhæn dl

    to be able to cope or deal with

    He could not handle the pressure of the job.; advice on how to handle problem employees

  3. handleˈhæn dl

    to trade goods, especially illegally

    to be arrested for handling stolen goods

  4. handle(noun)ˈhæn dl

    the part of sth that you hold

    silver door handles

Webster Dictionary

  1. Handle(verb)

    to touch; to feel with the hand; to use or hold with the hand

  2. Handle(verb)

    to manage in using, as a spade or a musket; to wield; often, to manage skillfully

  3. Handle(verb)

    to accustom to the hand; to work upon, or take care of, with the hands

  4. Handle(verb)

    to receive and transfer; to have pass through one's hands; hence, to buy and sell; as, a merchant handles a variety of goods, or a large stock

  5. Handle(verb)

    to deal with; to make a business of

  6. Handle(verb)

    to treat; to use, well or ill

  7. Handle(verb)

    to manage; to control; to practice skill upon

  8. Handle(verb)

    to use or manage in writing or speaking; to treat, as a theme, an argument, or an objection

  9. Handle(verb)

    to use the hands

  10. Handle(noun)

    that part of vessels, instruments, etc., which is held in the hand when used or moved, as the haft of a sword, the knob of a door, the bail of a kettle, etc

  11. Handle(noun)

    that of which use is made; the instrument for effecting a purpose; a tool

Freebase

  1. Handle

    A handle is a part of, or attachment to, an object that can be moved or used by hand. The design of each type of handle involves substantial ergonomic issues, even where these are dealt with intuitively or by following tradition. Handles for tools are an important part of their function, enabling the user to exploit the tools to maximum effect.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. handle

    1. [from CB slang] An electronic pseudonym; a nom de guerre intended to conceal the user's true identity. Network and BBS handles function as the same sort of simultaneous concealment and display one finds on Citizen's Band radio, from which the term was adopted. Use of grandiose handles is characteristic of warez d00dz, crackers, weenies, spods, and other lower forms of network life; true hackers travel on their own reputations rather than invented legendry. Compare nick, screen name. 2. A magic cookie, often in the form of a numeric index into some array somewhere, through which you can manipulate an object like a file or window. The form file handle is especially common. 3. [Mac] A pointer to a pointer to dynamically-allocated memory; the extra level of indirection allows on-the-fly memory compaction (to cut down on fragmentation) or aging out of unused resources, with minimal impact on the (possibly multiple) parts of the larger program containing references to the allocated memory. Compare snap (to snap a handle would defeat its purpose); see also aliasing bug, dangling pointer.

CrunchBase

  1. Handle

    Introducing: Handle, the world's first priority engine. Handle helps you keep priorities straight. Handle combines the best of behavioral and computer science to create a sticky app focused on improved outcomes. We want you to work better and play better, too.Your day changes constantly. New obstacles threaten accomplishment. Supposedly urgent tasks materialize out of nowhere. Priorities change meeting-by-meeting, and minute-by-minute. The Handle experience begins with a new approach to the familiar email inbox. Most people receive their work assignments via email. With Handle you prioritize emails first, and answer them later. By focusing on priorities, you naturally spend your time and attention on what matters most.Handle also places your priorities on a daily working calendar, assigning tasks to time, in the proper order. Most of us only complete a small portion of our overall priority list because we run out of time. Handle is designed to help you concentrate on the priorities you want to accomplish today, in the time you have available.Big picture, Handle helps you create a clear plan for doing great, timely work. Handle isn't just an inbox, or a productivity tool. It's a methodology based on science and substance, and a way of thinking about modern work that maps to how the world's most effective people get things done.Today's your day. Handle it.Handle is headquartered in San Francisco and run by a group of people dedicated to helping increase human productivity. Learn more and sign up at http://www.handle.com.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'HANDLE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3795

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'HANDLE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3036

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'HANDLE' in Nouns Frequency: #2156

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'HANDLE' in Verbs Frequency: #351


Translations for HANDLE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

handle(verb)

to touch or hold with the hand

Please wash your hands before handling food.

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