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Handle meaning

handle - 16 dictionary results

  1. 1. the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; " he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; " it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
  2. 2. touch, lift, or hold with the hands; " Don't handle the merchandise"
  3. 3. show and train; " The prize- winning poodle was handled by Mrs. Priscilla Prescott"
  4. 4. To touch; to feel with the hand; to use or hold with the hand.
  5. 5. To manage in using, as a spade or a musket; to wield; often, to manage skillfully.
  6. 6. To accustom to the hand; to work upon, or take care of, with the hands.
  7. 7. To receive and transfer; to have pass through one's hands; hence, to buy and sell; as, a merchant handles a variety of goods, or a large stock.
  8. 8. To deal with; to make a business of.
  9. 9. To treat; to use, well or ill.
  10. 10. To manage; to control; to practice skill upon.
  11. 11. To use or manage in writing or speaking; to treat, as a theme, an argument, or an objection.
  12. 12. To use the hands.
  13. 13. That part of vessels, instruments, etc., which is held in the hand when used or moved, as the haft of a sword, the knob of a door, the bail of a kettle, etc.
  14. 14. That of which use is made; the instrument for effecting a purpose; a tool.
  15. 15. The part by which anything is held; something to take hold of.
  16. 16. To touch or use with the hand; manage; treat.

handle - examples of usage

  1. But with her fingers upon the handle, she held back. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. We haven't enough to handle her, if it comes on to blow." - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. I have seen that done, and a handle of that may be made in Lerwick. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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