What does handy mean?

Definitions for handy
ˈhæn dihandy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Handy, W. C. Handy, William Christopher Handy(adj)

    United States blues musician who transcribed and published traditional blues music (1873-1958)

  2. handy, ready to hand(p)(adj)

    easy to reach

    "found a handy spot for the can opener"

  3. handy(adj)

    easy to use

    "a handy gadget"

  4. handy(adj)

    skillful with the hands

    "handy with an axe"

Wiktionary

  1. handy(Adjective)

    Easy to use, useful.

    Some people regard duct tape as a handy fix-all.

  2. handy(Adjective)

    Nearby, within reach.

    You wouldn't have a screwdriver handy, would you?

  3. handy(Adjective)

    dexterous, skilful

    She's very handy - she made all her own kitchen cupboards.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Handy

    performed by the hand

    Etymology: [OE. hendi, AS. hendig (in comp.), fr. hand hand; akin to D. handig, Goth. handugs clever, wise.]

  2. Handy

    skillful in using the hand; dexterous; ready; adroit

    Etymology: [OE. hendi, AS. hendig (in comp.), fr. hand hand; akin to D. handig, Goth. handugs clever, wise.]

  3. Handy

    ready to the hand; near; also, suited to the use of the hand; convenient; valuable for reference or use; as, my tools are handy; a handy volume

    Etymology: [OE. hendi, AS. hendig (in comp.), fr. hand hand; akin to D. handig, Goth. handugs clever, wise.]

  4. Handy

    easily managed; obedient to the helm; -- said of a vessel

    Etymology: [OE. hendi, AS. hendig (in comp.), fr. hand hand; akin to D. handig, Goth. handugs clever, wise.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Handy

    han′di, adj. dexterous: ready to the hand: convenient: near.—adv. Hand′ily.—ns. Handi′ness; Hand′y-man, a man for doing odd jobs.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'handy' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3099

How to pronounce handy?

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How to say handy in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of handy in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of handy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of handy in a Sentence

  1. Howard Means:

    Terry Norman is in a sense the second gunman on the grassy knoll ... He's been kind of a handy bogeyman or a red herring.

  2. Kristine Arthur:

    I find that for anyone who has to take pills more than once a day, using a pill box is really handy and it can be very efficient.

  3. W.C. Fields:

    I like to keep a bottle of stimulant handy in case I see a snake, which I also keep handy.

  4. Christopher Beaucher:

    My hands were so badly burned and I needed help, so I used Siri to call 911, siri came in very handy.

  5. Heidi Carrico:

    If I see the offer has a bunch of water, toilet paper, handy wipes, I don't accept it because customers are rating people low because they can't get items that were out of stock or are limited supply.

Images & Illustrations of handy

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Translations for handy

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  • полезенBulgarian
  • pràctic, a màCatalan, Valencian
  • po ruce, praktický, šikovný, užitečnýCzech
  • handlich, anstellig, praktisch, zur Hand, in Reichweite, griffbereitGerman
  • hábil, diestro, cerca, a mano, prácticoSpanish
  • در دسترس, سودمند, ماهرPersian
  • [[käsi#Finnish, kätevä, taitavaFinnish
  • commode, à portée de main, pratiqueFrench
  • sástaIrish
  • deas, goireasach, tapaidhScottish Gaelic
  • kéznélHungarian
  • utile, commodeInterlingua
  • bergunaIndonesian
  • pratico, utile, comodoItalian
  • 능숙한Korean
  • utilisLatin
  • bij de hand, handig, binnen handbereikDutch
  • podręczny, wygodny, dogodnyPolish
  • à mão, útil, fácil, práticoPortuguese
  • поле́зный, практи́чный, удо́бный, иску́сный, рука, портати́вный, кста́ти, уме́лый, ло́вкийRussian
  • практичан, nadomak, спретан, приручанSerbo-Croatian

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