What does handbook mean?

Definitions for handbookˈhændˌbʊk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. handbook, enchiridion, vade mecum(noun)

    a concise reference book providing specific information about a subject or location


  1. Handbook(n.)

    A book containing reference information for a specific field; as, the Handbook of Chemistry.

  2. Origin: [Hand + book; cf. AS. handbc, or G. handbuch.]


  1. handbook(Noun)

    A topically organized book of reference on a certain field of knowledge, disregarding the size of it.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Handbook(noun)

    a book of reference, to be carried in the hand; a manual; a guidebook

  2. Origin: [Hand + book; cf. AS. handbc, or G. handbuch.]


  1. Handbook

    A handbook is a type of reference work, or other collection of instructions, that is intended to provide ready reference. A handbook is a treatise on a special subject. Nowadays it is often a simple but all-embracing treatment, containing concise information and being small enough to be held in the hand. A handbook is sometimes referred to as a vade mecum or pocket reference that is intended to be carried at all times. It may also be referred to as an enchiridion. Handbooks may deal with any topic, and are generally compendiums of information in a particular field or about a particular technique. They are designed to be easily consulted and provide quick answers in a certain area. For example, the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers is a reference for how to cite works in MLA style, among other things. "Handbook" is sometimes applied to documents that are produced within an organization that are not designed for publication—such as a company handbook for HR, for instance. In this case, the term is used nearly synonymously with "manual." The name "handbook" may sometimes be applied to reference works that are not pocket-sized, but do provide ready reference, as is the case with several engineering handbooks such as Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook, Marks Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, and the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics. Handbooks are widely used in the sciences as quick references for various kinds of data.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of handbook in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of handbook in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Denise Davies:

    Discipline procedures are in our student handbook and are consistent with Coldwater Community Schools Board of Education policies which comply with the current laws of the State of Michigan regarding student discipline.

  2. Matthew Kaemingk:

    The average Muslim newcomer in Europe experiences a tremendous amount of societal pressure. They experience racism, poverty, exclusion, discrimination, language and cultural barriers, and a deep sense of displacement, their sense of homelessness is not only geographical, it is spiritual. Churches who offer The Muslims real and meaningful hospitality are seeing some surprising results. Islam GERMANY received nearly 900,000 asylum seekers in 2016 ; the majority was from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, according to published reports. Churches in Berlin and Hamburg were faced with so many asylum seekers wanting to convert that they held baptisms in municipal swimming pools. The increasing number of asylum seekers in Islam GERMANY prompted the nation’s evangelical church leaders to issue a handbook on baptizing the converts, reported The Independent.

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