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?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Somy blaq:

    You can't fight a battle handy, u need brothers to do that........ so don't try to walk alone

  2. 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.

  3. Alyssa Pike:

    The general rule of thumb for emergencies is to store at least one gallon of water per person or pet per day and to have a three-day supply handy. However, if you typically drink tap water or have some sort of filter, I wouldn't worry about buying copious amounts of water.

  4. W.C. Fields:

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

  5. Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Grimm Grotto:

    Having a personal philosophy is like having a pet marmoset, because it may be very attractive when you acquire it, but there may be situations when it will not come in handy at all.

Images & Illustrations of handy

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    the quality of being impenetrable (by people or light or missiles etc.)
    • A. instigation
    • B. foumart
    • C. imperviousness
    • D. confrere

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