hand·​i·​ly | \ ˈhan-də-lē How to pronounce handily (audio) \

Definition of handily

1 : in a dexterous manner
2 : easily defeated the other candidate handily
3 : conveniently nearby

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Examples of handily in a Sentence

He won the card game handily. handily whipped up a fluffy meringue and spread it on the pie
Recent Examples on the Web Samsung’s next-generation smartphone family, the Galaxy S22, is handily off-set away from the iPhone jamboree, and is expected to launch early in 2022. Ewan Spence, Forbes, 17 Sep. 2021 What does the governor of the world’s fifth-largest economy do the day after handily swatting down a recall campaign? Alissa Walker, Curbed, 16 Sep. 2021 Sentinels won the first map of the best-of-three handily, lost the second in what was broadly viewed as an upset, then won the final map after a near-flawless first half. Washington Post, 13 Sep. 2021 Chapman handily claimed the Top Dawg spot over Graciano Cantu, of Monterey, Mexico, who finished in second, 17 percentage points – two touchdowns and field goal – behind her. cleveland, 10 Sep. 2021 This exfoliating formula is designed not only to handily remove makeup but to even out skin tone too. Erica Metzger, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 Sep. 2021 Now seems like a reasonable time to note that Gobert and Whiteside have repeatedly sparred on social media about who the better center is, though Gobert has since won that debate pretty handily. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 30 Aug. 2021 The second-half featured a merciful running clock as IMG won handily 58-7. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, 4 Sep. 2021 That voting site is in City Council District 4, which was handily won by Ben Reynolds over Fred Rettig by over 1,500 votes. al, 27 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of handily

1659, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Handily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handily. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of handily

: without trouble : very easily


hand·​i·​ly | \ ˈhan-də-lē How to pronounce handily (audio) \

Kids Definition of handily

: in a handy manner : easily Our team won handily.

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