What does handy mean?

Definitions for handy
ˈhæn dihandy

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word handy.

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"


  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

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  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. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Blood must be constantly driven from the brain (reading) to the muscles (bodybuilding) from there to the penis (sex and penis enlargement practices). Blood increases the volume of all three of these sections of the body. Blood stores experience in itself, information that goes into the soul, into genes, blood gives strength to posterity, all this will come in handy in the next life. Blood makes it possible to become stronger and more your own problems and then your problems will be afraid of you. Author Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  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. Ruzica Barbaric:

    It will come in handy, I have a small pension. But if I got billions, it could not pay for what we went through, the law and the compensation are worth nothing if the perpetrators continue to walk free. I want them to answer for their crimes, to say why they came to Vukovar to kill and rape.

  4. Douglas Emhoff:

    She spends days thinking about the menu, grinding her own pepper, driving all over town just to find that one ingredient that we need, i've gotten pretty handy in the kitchen as her sous-chef.

  5. 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.

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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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