handy

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adjective \ˈhan-dē\

Definition of handy

handier

handiest

  1. 1 a :  conveniently near b :  convenient for use c of a ship :  easily handled

  2. 2 :  clever in using the hands especially in a variety of useful ways <handy with a hammer as well as with a paintbrush>

handiness

noun

Examples of handy in a sentence

  1. She's handy with a needle and thread.

  2. He's handy around the house.

1650

First Known Use of handy

1650


Handy

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biographical name Han·dy \ˈhan-dē\

Definition of Handy

  1. W(illiam) C(hristopher) 1873–1958 Am. blues musician



HANDY Defined for English Language Learners

handy

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adjective \ˈhan-dē\

Definition of handy for English Language Learners

  • : very useful or helpful

  • : near or close

  • : clever or skillful in using your hands, doing small jobs, etc.


HANDY Defined for Kids

handy

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adjective \ˈhan-dē\

Definition of handy for Students

handier

handiest

  1. 1 :  very useful or helpful <a handy tool>

  2. 2 :  within easy reach <Keep a towel handy.>

  3. 3 :  clever or skillful especially with the hands <He's handy with a paintbrush.>



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