handle n : the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip" [syn: grip, handgrip, hold]
1 be in charge of, act on, or dispose of; "I can deal with this crew of workers"; "This blender can't handle nuts"; "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old" [syn: manage, deal, care]
2 interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently" [syn: treat, do by]
3 deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression; "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China" [syn: cover, treat, plow, deal, address]
4 touch, lift, or hold with the hands; "Don't handle the merchandise" [syn: palm]
5 handle effectively; "The burglar wielded an axe" [syn: wield]
6 show and train; "The prize-winning poodle was handled by Mrs. Priscilla Prescott"
EtymologyOld English handlen, Anglo Saxon handian; akin to Dutch handelen to trade, German handeln. See hand
- Rhymes: -ændəl
- A part of an object which is held in the hand when used or moved, as the haft of a sword, the knob of a door, the bail of a kettle, etc.
- That of which use is made; an instrument for effecting a purpose; a tool.
- The gross amount of
wagering within a given
period of time or for a given event at one of more establishments.
- The daily handle of a Las Vegas casino is typically millions of dollars.
- A topological space homeomorphic to a ball but viewed as a product of two lower-dimensional balls.
- A nickname or pseudonym.
- A 10 fl oz (285 ml) glass of beer in the Northern Territory. See also pot, middy for other regional variations.
part of an object which is held in the hand when used or moved
that of which use is made
- Finnish: väline
money taken in by a business
- Finnish: vaihto
- Finnish: lempinimi
10 fl oz glass of beer
- To use the hands.
- They have hands, but they handle not - Psalm 115:7
- To touch; to feel with the hand.
- Handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh - Luke 24:39
- To use or hold with the hand.
- About his altar, handling holy things - Milton
- To manage in using, as a spade or a musket; to wield; often, to
- That fellow handles his bow like a crowkeeper - Shakespeare, King Lear, IV-vi
- To accustom to the hand; to work upon, or take care of, with
- The hardness of the winters forces the breeders to house and handle their colts six months every year - Sir W. Temple
- To receive and transfer; to have pass through one's hands; hence, to buy and sell; as, a merchant handles a variety of goods, or a large stock
- To deal with; to make a business of.
- They that handle the law knew me not - Jeremiah, 2:8
- To treat; to use, well or ill.
- How wert thou handled being prisoner - Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part I, I-iv
- To manage; to control; to practice skill upon.
- You shall see how I'll handle her - Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, V-i
- To use or manage in writing or speaking; to treat, as a theme,
an argument, or an objection.
- We will handle what persons are apt to envy others - Bacon''
to feel with the hand
to use or hold with the hand
to manage skillfully
to take care of, with the hands
- Finnish: hoitaa
to receive and transfer
to deal with; to make a business of
to treat; to use, well or ill
- Finnish: kohdella
to manage; to control; to practice skill upon
to use or manage in writing or speaking
Handle may refer to:
- Handle (grip), a grip attached to an object for using or moving the object
- Handle (mathematics), a topological ball
- Handle System, a system for uniquely numbering digital objects. Most well known application is in digital object identifiers
- Handles (book), a children's book by Jan Mark
- Adjustment handles, little boxes for resizing a GUI control
- Handle (computing), a particular kind of smart pointer
- Opaque pointer, in computer programming, a datatype that hides its internal implementation using a pointer
- Reference (computer science), an object referring to data stored elsewhere in computer memory
- Pseudonym used in Citizens' band radio
- User (computing), a pseudonym used within an online system
- The friction and flexibility of sheets of material as measured by Handle-o-Meter
- A 1.75 liter bottle of hard liquor.
handle in Japanese: ハンドル
handle in Russian: Ручка
handle in Simple English: Handle
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