Handle

  • 1 handle — vb 1 Handle, manipulate, wield, swing, ply are comparable when they mean to deal with or manage with or as if with the hands typically in an easy, skillful, or dexterous manner. Handle implies the acquirement of skill sufficient to accomplish one …

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  • 2 handle — [han′dəl] n. [ME handil < OE handle (akin to Du handel) < hand, HAND] 1. that part of a utensil, tool, etc. which is to be held, turned, lifted, pulled, etc. with the hand 2. a thing like a handle in appearance or use 3. the total amount of …

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  • 3 Handle — Han dle (h[a^]n d l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Handled} ( d ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Handling} ( dl[i^]ng).] [OE. handlen, AS. handlian; akin to D. handelen to trade, G. handeln. See {Hand}.] 1. To touch; to feel with the hand; to use or hold with the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Handle — may be:* Handle (grip), a grip attached to an object for using or moving the object * Handle (mathematics), a topological ball * Handle (computing), a particular kind of smart pointer Handle may also be:* Handle System, a system for uniquely… …

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  • 5 handle — [n1] something to grip arm, bail, crank, ear, grasp, haft, handgrip, helve, hilt, hold, holder, knob, shaft, stem, stock, tiller; concepts 445,502,831 handle [n2] nickname appellation, byname, byword, cognomen, denomination, designation, moniker …

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  • 6 Handle — Han dle, n. [AS. handle. See {Hand}.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. That of which use is made;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 handle — ► VERB 1) feel or manipulate with the hands. 2) manage or cope with. 3) deal with. 4) control or manage commercially. 5) (handle oneself) conduct oneself. 6) (of a vehicle) respond in a specified way when being driven: the new model does not… …

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  • 8 Handle — Han dle (h[a^]n d l), v. i. To use the hands. [1913 Webster] They have hands, but they handle not. Ps. cxv. 7. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9 Handle — This is a term used by both buyers and salesmen to denote the feel or handle of a cloth in terms of hardness, harshness, softness, smoothness, etc. (see Feel) …

    Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • 10 handle — I (manage) verb administer, be master of, command, conduct, control, deal with, direct, dominate, execute, exercise authority, exercise direction over, exeicise power over, exert authority, govern, guide, have authority, have charge of, have the… …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 Handle Me — Infobox Single Name = Handle Me Artist = Robyn from Album = Robyn Released = flagicon|Sweden 2005 (Promo only) flagicon|Ireland 26 October, 2007 flagicon|United Kingdom 29 October, 2007 flagicon|Germany March 7, 2008… …

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  • 12 handle — An informal name for the portion of a security s price that is comprised of the numbers to the left of the decimal point, colon, or dash. For example, if a bond s price is 103.25, its handle is 103. Sometimes brokers and dealers only quote the… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 13 Handle — The whole dollar price of a bid or offer is referred to as the handle ( ie. if a security is quoted at 101.10 bid and 101.11 offered, 101 is the handle). Traders are assumed to know the handle. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * handle… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 14 handle — [[t]hæ̱nd(ə)l[/t]] ♦♦ handles, handling, handled 1) N COUNT A handle is a small round object or a lever that is attached to a door and is used for opening and closing it. I turned the handle and found the door was open. 2) N COUNT A handle is the …

    English dictionary

  • 15 handle — han|dle1 W2S2 [ˈhændl] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(do work)¦ 2¦(deal with a situation)¦ 3¦(deal with a person)¦ 4¦(not become upset)¦ 5¦(hold)¦ 6¦(control a vehicle)¦ 7¦(move goods)¦ 8¦(buy/sell goods)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 handle — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ long, short ▪ carrying ▪ The table folds up and comes complete with a carrying handle. ▪ door ▪ …

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  • 17 handle — I UK [ˈhænd(ə)l] / US verb Word forms handle : present tense I/you/we/they handle he/she/it handles present participle handling past tense handled past participle handled *** 1) [transitive] to take action in order to deal with a difficult… …

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  • 18 handle — [1] The reaction of a vehicle under a particular circumstance, especially regarding cornering, roadholding, and maneuvring. [2] to deal with or to cope with (e.g., the tires can handle 50 psi means the tires can withstand pressure up to 50 psi).… …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 19 handle — han|dle1 [ hændl ] verb *** 1. ) transitive to take action to deal with a difficult situation: The government was criticized for the way it handled the crisis. handle something well: Congratulations! You handled that really well. badly/poorly… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 handle — handleable, adj. handleability, n. handleless, adj. /han dl/, n., v., handled, handling. n. 1. a part of a thing made specifically to be grasped or held by the hand. 2. that which may be held, seized, grasped, or taken advantage of in effecting a …

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