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"
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"
treat, handle, do by(verb)
interact in a certain way
"Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently"
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"
touch, lift, or hold with the hands
"Don't handle the merchandise"
wield, handle, manage(verb)
"The burglar wielded an axe"; "The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well"
show and train
"The prize-winning poodle was handled by Mrs. Priscilla Prescott"
to touch; to feel with the hand; to use or hold with the hand
to manage in using, as a spade or a musket; to wield; often, to manage skillfully
to accustom to the hand; to work upon, or take care of, with the hands
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
to deal with; to make a business of
to treat; to use, well or ill
to manage; to control; to practice skill upon
to use or manage in writing or speaking; to treat, as a theme, an argument, or an objection
to use the hands
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
that of which use is made; the instrument for effecting a purpose; a tool
Origin: [OE. handlen, AS. handlian; akin to D. handelen to trade, G. handeln. See Hand.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hand′l, v.t. to touch, hold, or use with the hand: to make familiar by frequent touching: to manage: to discuss: to practise: to trade or do business in.—v.i. to use the hands.—n. that part of anything held in the hand: (fig.) that of which use is made: a tool: occasion, opportunity, pretext.—ns. Hand′ler, a person skilful in any special kind of manipulation; Hand′ling, the touching or managing with the hand: action: manner of touch.--A handle to the name, an adjunct of honour, as 'Dr,' 'Col.,' &c.; Give a handle, to furnish an occasion to. [A.S. handlian—hand, a hand.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
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.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'HANDLE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3795
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'HANDLE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3036
Rank popularity for the word 'HANDLE' in Nouns Frequency: #2156
Rank popularity for the word 'HANDLE' in Verbs Frequency: #351
The numerical value of HANDLE in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of HANDLE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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- مقبض, مقبArabic
- тотҡа, һапBashkir
- maneta, tirador, nansa, mànecCatalan, Valencian
- rukojeť, držadloCzech
- λαβή, χειρολαβή, χερούλι, παρανόμι, ψευδώνυμοGreek
- manilla, asa, instrumento, mango, manija, tiradorSpanish
- دسته, رسیدگیPersian
- tunnustella, [[käydä]] [[kauppa]]a, kohdella, käsitellä, otin, väline, vaihto, kädensija, kahva, [[käyttää]] [[käsi, hoitaa, kosketella, lempinimiFinnish
- manœuvrer, paris, manette, brancard, anse, châsse, mancheron, barre de manœuvre, pencher, indicateur, poignée, manipuler, traiter, manier, levier, manchon, gérer, tâter, outil, tirette, manche, instrument, indicatif, pseudonymeFrench
- cas, cluas, làmhScottish Gaelic
- fül, markolat, nyél, fogóHungarian
- mancheto, manchoIdo
- manico, impugnaturaItalian
- kāts, spalsLatvian
- kakau, kawau, puritanga, taukaweMāori
- држач, ракува, напипува, раководи, врачува, нафаќа, рачка, дршкаMacedonian
- aanraken, aanpakken, behandelen, omgaan met, handvat, omgaan, hanteren, handgreep, in de hand houden, gebruiken, onder handen nemen, zich bezighouden met, heft, betasten, houden, bedienen, hengselDutch
- handtereNorwegian Nynorsk
- håndtak, klare, hendelNorwegian
- uchwyt, rączka, gałka, klamkaPolish
- cabo, maçanetaPortuguese
- ручка, рукояткаRussian
- držalo, držač, rukovati, drška, ručkaSerbo-Croatian
- handtag, behandla, handskas medSwedish
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