handed

adjective
hand·​ed | \ ˈhan-dəd How to pronounce handed (audio) \

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-handeda one-handed catch

Examples of handed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The song has a light-handed percussion, allowing her voice’s serene quality to have its moment. Haben Kelati, Washington Post, 15 June 2022 Kuan conducts, and pianist Alessio Bax will play the left-handed concerto. Christopher Arnott, Hartford Courant, 15 June 2022 Peralta is surrounded by young, left-handed hitting outfielders, and the club has several more coming up in the minors behind him, most notably in top prospect Corbin Carroll. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, 14 June 2022 Also due back are Mike Soroka, a solid starting pitcher before tearing his Achilles twice, and Eddie Rosario, a lethal left-handed slugger who won MVP honors in the 2021 NL Championship Series against Los Angeles. Dan Schlossberg, Forbes, 13 June 2022 Boyle, a 6-foot-7 inch right-handed starter, has a .84 ERA in nine starts and 42.2 innings. Joe Harrington, The Enquirer, 12 June 2022 The right-handed Quick went 13-1 this season with a 0.92 ERA in leading the Huskies to the Class 7A championship series. Ben Thomas | Bthomas@al.com, al, 12 June 2022 The ball made the count 1-2 as the left-hander Sousa faced right-handed-hitting Trea Turner. Lamond Pope, Chicago Tribune, 11 June 2022 In so doing, the progressive district attorneys and the Justice Department have imperiled public safety in our cities and undermined public confidence in the even-handed administration of law. The Editors, National Review, 7 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of handed

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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17 Jun 2022

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“Handed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handed. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for handed

handed

adjective
hand·​ed | \ ˈhan-dəd How to pronounce handed (audio) \

Kids Definition of handed

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

handed

adjective
hand·​ed | \ ˈhan-dəd How to pronounce handed (audio) \

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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