handed

adjective hand·ed \ ˈhan-dəd \
|Updated on: 11 Jun 2018

Definition of handed

1 : having a hand or hands especially of a specified kind or number usually used in combination
  • a large-handed man
2 : using a specified hand or number of hands used in combination
  • right-handed
  • a one-handed catch

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First Known Use of handed

before 12th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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HANDED Defined for Kids

handed

adjective hand·ed \ ˈhan-dəd \

Definition of handed for Students

: using a particular hand or number of hands
  • left-handed
  • a one-handed catch

Medical Dictionary

handed

adjective hand·ed \ ˈhan-dəd \

medical Definition of handed

1 : having a hand or hands especially of a specified kind or number usually used in combination
  • a large-handed man
2 : using a specified hand or number of hands used in combination
  • right-handed


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