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handily

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adverb hand·i·ly \ˈhan-də-lē\

Simple Definition of handily

  • : without trouble : very easily

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of handily

  1. 1 :  in a dexterous manner

  2. 2 :  easily <defeated the other candidate handily>

  3. 3 :  conveniently nearby

Examples of handily in a sentence

  1. He won the card game handily.

  2. <handily whipped up a fluffy meringue and spread it on the pie>



1665

First Known Use of handily

1665


HANDILY Defined for Kids

handily

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adverb hand·i·ly \ˈhan-də-lē\

Definition of handily for Students

  1. :  in a handy manner :  easily <Our team won handily.>





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