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hand·ker·chief

 (hăng′kər-chĭf, -chēf′)
n. pl. hand·ker·chiefs also hand·ker·chieves (-chĭvz, -chēvz′)
1. A small square of cloth used especially for wiping the nose or mouth.
2. A large piece of cloth worn as a decorative article; a scarf.

handkerchief

(ˈhæŋkətʃɪf; -tʃiːf)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) a small square of soft absorbent material, such as linen, silk, or soft paper, carried and used to wipe the nose, etc

hand•ker•chief

(ˈhæŋ kər tʃɪf, -ˌtʃif)

n.
1. a small piece of fabric, usu. square, used for wiping the nose, eyes, etc., or worn as an accessory.
2. a neckerchief or kerchief.
[1520–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.handkerchief - a square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessoryhandkerchief - a square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessory
bandana, bandanna - large and brightly colored handkerchief; often used as a neckerchief
piece of cloth, piece of material - a separate part consisting of fabric
pocket-handkerchief - a handkerchief that is carried in a pocket

handkerchief

noun hanky, tissue (informal), mouchoir, snot rag (slang), nose rag (slang) She blew her nose on her already damp handkerchief.
Translations
مِنْدِيلمنديل، محْرَمَه
kapesník
lommetørklæde
nenäliina
maramicarupčić
zsebkendõzsebkendő
vasaklútur
ハンカチ
손수건
nosinė
kabatlakatiņš
vreckovka
robec
näsduk
ผ้าเช็ดหน้า
khăn mùi xoa

handkerchief

[ˈhæŋkətʃɪf] Npañuelo m
see also pocket C

handkerchief

[ˈhæŋkərtʃɪf] nmouchoir mhand-knitted [ˌhændˈnɪtɪd] adjtricoté(e) à la main

handkerchief

nTaschentuch nt

handkerchief

[ˈhæŋkətʃɪf] nfazzoletto

handkerchief

(ˈhӕŋkətʃif) plurals ˈhandkerchiefs ~ˈhandkerchieves (-tʃiːvz) noun
(abbreviation hanky) (plural ˈhankies, ~hankie (ˈhaŋki) ) a small usually square piece of cloth or paper tissue used for wiping or blowing one's nose into.

handkerchief

مِنْدِيل kapesník lommetørklæde Taschentuch μαντήλι pañuelo nenäliina mouchoir rupčić fazzoletto ハンカチ 손수건 zakdoek lommetørkle chusteczka lenço носовой платок näsduk ผ้าเช็ดหน้า mendil khăn mùi xoa 手绢
References in classic literature ?
The slippers went on at once, a new handkerchief was slipped into her pocket, well scented with Amy's cologne, the rose was fastened in her bosom, and the nice gloves were pronounced a perfect fit.
Like all old-fashioned country practitioners, Doctor Reefy pulled teeth, and the woman who waited held a handkerchief to her teeth and groaned.
I offered my pockets, but Tony shook her head and carefully put the green insect in her hair, tying her big handkerchief down loosely over her curls.
From his trousers pockets he took a fistful of crumpled bank notes and a good deal of silver coin, which he piled on the bureau indiscriminately with keys, knife, handkerchief, and whatever else happened to be in his pockets.
Nevertheless, leaning back in his chair, he had allowed a large white handkerchief to depend gracefully from his fingers--a pose at once suggesting easy and elegant langour.
Phoebe took leave of the desolate couple, and passed through the shop, twinkling her eyelids to shake off a dew-drop; for--considering how brief her absence was to be, and therefore the folly of being cast down about it--she would not so far acknowledge her tears as to dry them with her handkerchief.
With these he lived successively a week at a time, thus going the rounds of the neighborhood, with all his worldly effects tied up in a cotton handkerchief.
So saying he procured the plane; and with his old silk handkerchief first dusting the bench, vigorously set to planing away at my bed, the while grinning like an ape.
Ned started off very slowly with his sad load, and Robert came and looked at my foot again; then he took his handkerchief and bound it closely round, and so he led me home.
Of these older people many wear clothing reminiscent in some detail of home--an embroidered waistcoat or stomacher, or a gaily colored handkerchief, or a coat with large cuffs and fancy buttons.
The first ten or fifteen times I wanted my handkerchief I didn't seem to care; I got along, and said never mind, it isn't any matter, and dropped it out of my mind.
Jaggers, very coolly, as he paused with his handkerchief half way to his nose, "does Provis make this claim?