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Meaning of HANDY

Pronunciation:  'handee, 'handee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  United States blues musician who transcribed and published traditional blues music (1873-1958)
  2. [adj]  easy to reach; "found a handy spot for the can opener"
  3. [adj]  skillful with the hands; "handy with an axe"
  4. [adj]  easy to use; "a handy gadget"

HANDY is a 5 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: accessible, adroit, convenient, ready to hand(p), W. C. Handy, William Christopher Handy
 See Also: composer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hand"y\, a. [Compar. {Handier}; superl. {Handiest}.] [OE.
hendi, AS. hendig (in comp.), fr. hand hand; akin to D.
handig, Goth. handugs clever, wise.]
1. Performed by the hand. [Obs.]

         To draw up and come to handy strokes. --Milton.

2. Skillful in using the hand; dexterous; ready; adroit.
   ``Each is handy in his way.'' --Dryden.

3. 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.

4. (Naut.) Easily managed; obedient to the helm; -- said of a

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