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 The forecast high of 107 degrees on Sunday would handily break the record of 102 degrees set in 1955. Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY, "West will swelter as holiday heat wave and pandemic combine to make relief harder to find," 4 Sep. 2020 Sam Ehlinger likely won’t have another four-interception outing, and Texas should be able to get the job done relatively handily in Austin. Dallas News, "Game-by-game predictions for Texas in 2020: Are Longhorns Big 12 Championship Game-bound?," 2 Sep. 2020 Advanced Scrub Dots Non-Scratch Scrubbers, which also has an angled shape that handily gets into corners. Elizabeth Sheldon, Good Housekeeping, "Wash the Right Way to Keep Pots and Pans Looking Brand-New," 1 Sep. 2020 Cloghessy also was pleased with how the Warriors played against Munster, a potential sectional opponent who handily won the 2019 regular-season matchup 5-1. Michael Osipoff, chicagotribune.com, "Boys soccer notes: With key contributions from Ethan Orange and Afam Oniah, Munster overcomes early deficit against Bishop Noll," 31 Aug. 2020 And in that respect, Delivery Hero qualifies handily. The Economist, "Ascend and deliver Delivery Hero is Germany’s newest blue chip," 27 Aug. 2020 In Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, the longtime incumbent mayors won handily. al, "Coastal Alabama voters elect leaders," 26 Aug. 2020 Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter handily warded off a challenge from Andy Meisner for the Democratic nomination, according to unofficial results from Tuesday's primary election. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, "Dave Coulter wins Democratic nomination for Oakland County executive," 5 Aug. 2020 Israel, 64, eked out a win in 2012 and won handily 2016, but days after his second term began in January 2017 a gunman killed five people at Fort Lauderdale's airport. Terry Spencer, Star Tribune, "Florida sheriff race hinges on massacre, old shooting," 15 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of handily

1659, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of handily was in 1659

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“Handily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handily. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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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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