What does hand-held mean?

Definitions for hand-held

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hand-held, handheld(adj)

    small and light enough to be operated while you hold it in your hands

    "a hand-held computer"


  1. hand-held(Noun)

    A personal digital assistant or video game console that is small enough to be held in the hands.

  2. hand-held(Adjective)

    Held in one or both hands.

  3. hand-held(Adjective)

    Small and light enough to be operated while held in one or both hands.

  4. Origin: (see hand) + held


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hand-held in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hand-held in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Safire:

    I want my questions answered by an alert and experienced politician, prepared to be grilled and quoted-not my hand held by an old smoothie.

  2. Thomas McKenna:

    There are numerous barriers, like sills, that would block a wheeled robot. In addition, a humanoid robot can use firefighting gear designed for humans, such as protective coats, backpack fire suppressants, hand-held sensors and hose nozzles.

  3. Jeremy Guggenheim:

    The new study and other recent work suggests that this preventative effect of time outdoors is beneficial even at very young ages, e.g. 3 - 6 years-old, too much close work, such as reading and using hand-held devices, may also be a risk - although the jury is still out on this question.

  4. Cat Ellington:

    If God ever commands the spirit of wisdom to depart from me, well, I reckon that I'll never be able to compose the written word again. Not in music, and not in literature. If there is a blank page before me, it wouldn't matter if my right hand held a thousand dollar ink pen from the House of Montblanc, or an ink pen branded Paper Mate, not one word would be jotted from the ink of either or, and the page would remain blank.

  5. Kaleel Jamison:

    Relationships--of all kinds--are like sand held in your hand. Held loosely, with an open hand, the sand remains where it is. The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers. You may hold onto some of it, but most will be spilled. A relationship is like that. Held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact. But hold too tightly, too possessively, and the relationship slips away and is lost.

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