Definitions for handy
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Handy, W. C. Handy, William Christopher Handyadjective
United States blues musician who transcribed and published traditional blues music (1873-1958)
handy, ready to hand(p)adjective
easy to reach
"found a handy spot for the can opener"
easy to use
"a handy gadget"
skillful with the hands
"handy with an axe"
Easy to use, useful.
Some people regard duct tape as a handy fix-all.
Nearby, within reach.
You wouldn't have a screwdriver handy, would you?
She's very handy - she made all her own kitchen cupboards.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from hand.
Proudly vaunting, that although they were but few, yet they would easily overthrow the great numbers of them, if ever they came to handy blows. Richard Knolles, Hist. of the Turks.
Both parties now were drawn so close,
Almost to come to handy blows. Hudibras, p. i. cant. 3.
She stript the stalks of all their leaves; the best
She cull’d, and them with handy care she drest. Dryden.
The servants wash the platter, scour the plate;
And each is handy in his way. Dryden.
The strike-block is a plane shorter than the jointer, and is more handy than the long jointer. Joseph Moxon, Mech. Exer.
performed by the hand
skillful in using the hand; dexterous; ready; adroit
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
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
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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'handy' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3099
The numerical value of handy in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of handy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
I always keep a supply of stimulant handy in case I see a snake--which I also keep handy.
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.
I would have tried to do it myself cause I’m pretty handy, but I know I couldn’t have done all this.
This is an ancient, colonial set of regulations, and Christopher Cheung don't use them unless Christopher Cheung can't legislate anymore. Once Christopher Cheung start, there's no end to it. She could even invoke Article 23 under this, that gives her justification - I need more police powers, I need more draconian laws - it's so handy. She is completely destroying the rule of law. Only the government can really harm the rule of law, citizens can not.
I was an only child for 10 years, I didn't start school until 8, and I didn't have a TV for years. So I found all these voices when playing with my toys. They're really my toys' voices. Schizophrenia comes in handy.
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- a mà, pràcticCatalan, Valencian
- praktický, po ruce, šikovný, užitečnýCzech
- zur Hand, in Reichweite, praktisch, anstellig, griffbereit, handlichGerman
- diestro, hábil, a mano, práctico, cercaSpanish
- سودمند, ماهر, در دسترسPersian
- taitava, [[käsi#Finnish, käteväFinnish
- commode, pratique, à portée de mainFrench
- deas, goireasach, tapaidhScottish Gaelic
- utile, commodeInterlingua
- comodo, pratico, utileItalian
- bij de hand, handig, binnen handbereikDutch
- dogodny, podręczny, wygodnyPolish
- à mão, fácil, prático, útilPortuguese
- la indemanaRomanian
- уме́лый, удо́бный, кста́ти, ло́вкий, практи́чный, иску́сный, поле́зный, рука, портати́вныйRussian
- спретан, приручан, nadomak, практичанSerbo-Croatian
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